Farmers face Feb. 4 deadline for agriculture census

Published: Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:50 AM.

The 2007 Census of Agriculture provides a snapshot of farming in Okaloosa County. Among its findings:

Number of farms: 567 (up 22 percent from 2002)

Farmland: 65,874 acres (up 20 percent from 2002)

Net farm income: $2 million

Total farm production expenses: $11 million

Government payments: $1.6 million

Average payment (for eligible farms):$8,000

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