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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.
According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, farmers in New Jersey grew and sold a total of $1.1 billion dollars worth of agricultural products. In 2018, New Jersey ranked 8th in the nation for the production of nursery crops, greenhouse crops, floriculture products, and sod.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales in New Jersey were Cumberland County, Atlantic County, Gloucester County, Salem County, and Burlington County. These five counties account for 58% of New Jersey's agricultural revenue.