Agriculture is a viable and dynamic industry integrated within New Hampshire communities. The diverse agricultural products and services influence the State’s character and quality of life.
New Hampshire agriculture has changed over the years. Today’s industry is quite diverse, encompassing many crop, livestock and specialty products. Farming activity provides the fields, pastures and meadows that buffer New Hampshire’s residential and commercial development and affords the views of the hills, valleys and mountains. Without land kept open by farming, there would be no greenbelts around our towns and cities and without farming, there would be no barns, silos, or sugar houses that give our state its special character.
More than 4,900 individual operations qualify as farms in New Hampshire, managing 380,000 acres including crop, pasture, maple and Christmas tree production, conservation and other agricultural uses. The state’s farms produce a wide variety of conventional bulk commodity crops, with milk and apples being the most significant. New Hampshire farms produce many specialty and horticultural crops for markets both within and beyond the state.
Learn more about New Hampshire’s diverse agricultural landscape from the United States Department of Agriculture’s New Hampshire State Agricultural Report.
Info Source: USDA