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New Jersey is host to some of the most productive ground per acre in the United States and as a result, ranks the highest in terms of dollar per acre of agricultural land. Just under 16% of New Jersey’s total land area is dedicated to agricultural production and there are nearly 10,000 farms with an average size of 74 acres. In total, crops make up 90% of New Jersey’s agricultural production with the Greenhouse, Nursery, Floriculture, and Sod industry leading the way, accounting for $498 million of the billion dollar agriculture industry in the state. Other crops commonly produced include Fruits, Tree Nuts, Berries, Melons, and Potatoes.

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Farmland Returns



new jersey Farmland Returns

Over the last 20 years, new jersey farmland has offered average returns of 3.3%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $43,200. Farmland returns are made up of two values, land appreciation, and capitalization rates of the property. Total farmland returns have been positive every year since 1990.


Average Annual Returns

Cumulative Returns of Farmland

Source: NCREIF

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Standard Deviation of Returns

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: NCREIF

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