ATHENS, Ga. — These estimates were based on grower disposition surveys used to collect acreage, yield, production, and price data along with federal
administrative data. Thanks to all who responded to our surveys.
Avocados: Florida’s utilized production was down 32 percent from 2019 and its associated value of production was down 41 percent. Drought and high winds early in the crop season contributed to the declining production for 2020.
Blueberries: Georgia’s utilized production was down 25 percent and value of production was down 24 percent for 2020. Production in Florida was down 15 percent and value of production was down 17 percent.
Peaches: In Georgia, utilized production was down 11 percent while value of production was up 8 percent from 2019. South Carolina utilized production was up 6 percent and its associated value of production was up 18 percent.
Pecans: Georgia had a 102 percent increase in utilized production compared with 2019 and accounted for 48 percent of the Nation’s total production. Favorable weather during the spring, summer and harvest periods supported the largest utilized production since 2007. Despite this large increase in production, value of production was up only 36 percent due to low prices.
Strawberries: Florida’s utilized production was down 13 percent from last year and its associated value of production was down 22 percent.
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