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NJ Farm Facts

Food and agriculture are New Jersey's third largest industry. As of 2015, the state has 9,100 farms covering 715,000 acres. Sales generated in 2014 totaled $1.02 billion. Retaining productive, taxpaying farmland is critically important to all New Jersey residents since agriculture is the largest single source of the scenic vistas we all enjoy throughout the year.

Farmers in the Garden State produce more than 100 different kinds of fruits and vegetables for consumers to enjoy either fresh or processed here in New Jersey and elsewhere in the Northeast, in Canada and in many countries around the world.  In addition, growers also produced hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of specialty crops that added a unique flavor to the Garden State's bounty. Vineyards, for example, are a growing segment of the industry, enabling the state's vintners to develop a wide variety of award-winning New Jersey wines.

New Jersey Agriculture Statistics
Number of Farms
9,100
Acres in Farming
720,000
Preserved Farmland
213,557
(As of 3/6/15)
Cash Receipts
$1.02 billion
(As of 2014)
Leading New Jersey Agriculture Sectors
Nursery/Greenhouse/Sod $444.8 million
Fruits and Vegetables $462.9 million
Field Crops $131.6 million
Equine $46 million
Poultry and Eggs $32.8 million
Dairy $24.2 million
New Jersey is a National Top-Ten Producer of Fruits and Vegetables
2014 Statistics
Rank
Production
Prod. Value
Acres
Cranberries 3rd 62.6 mill. lbs. $21.9 million 3,000
Bell Peppers 3rd 95.2 mill. lbs. $29.5 million 2,800
Spinach 4th 22.1 mill. lbs. $8.3 million 1,300
Peaches 4th 41.2 mill. lbs. $27.3 million 4,600
Blueberries 5th 66.7 mill. lbs. $79.5 million 8,800
Cucumbers 5th 57.6 mill. lbs. $14.9 million 3,100
Sweet Corn 6th 54 mill. lbs. $16.8 million 6,000
Squash 7th 35.4 mill. lbs. $11.6 million 2,700
Tomatoes 8th 62.4 mill. lbs. $38.1 million 2,900
Snap Beans 8th 8.6 mill. lbs. $3.3 million 2,500
Cabbage
10th
53.3 mill. lbs.
$9.5 million
1,500
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