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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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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.

Top Crops and Commodities
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$1.1B
Economic Impact
9.9K
Number of Farms
74Acres
Average Farm Size

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