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The tables below offer information about New Hampshire agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, New Hampshire ranks 48th among the states for total agricultural production.
New Hampshire's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists New Hampshire's top commodities in each of New Hampshire's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
By far, greenhouse and nursery products are New Hampshire's most important crop commodities. These products add up to over 1/3 of the state's total agricultural production. Apples, sweet corn, hay, and maple products round out New Hampshire's top five crops.
In the livestock and livestock products category, dairy products lead the way and provide almost 1/3 of the state's total agricultural production. Cattle and calves and chicken eggs are other livestock products of the state. New Hampshire's aquaculture revolves, for the most part, around farm-raised trout.
Together, Greenhouse and nursery products and dairy products make up 2/3 of New Hampshire's total agricultural production.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of New Hampshire.
The 2004 table above contains information about New Hampshire agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of greenhouse and nursery products grown in New Hampshire is 60,819. This number represents a dollar value of $60,819,000 (60,819 x 1,000): sixty million, eight hundred and nineteen thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in New Hampshire. For example, greenhouse and nursery products account for 36.0% of New Hampshire's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of these products add up to over 1/3 of New Hampshire's total agricultural production.
New Hampshire farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
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