New Hampshire Agriculture
New Hampshire agriculture ranks in the top spot nationally for several aspects of the industry. The state ranks No. 1 in the nation for both direct sales as a percentage of all farm sales and organic sales as a percentage of all farm sales. It also ranks No. 3 for women farm operators for the percentage of farm operators.
Around 4,400 farms, each about 100 acres in size, produce a variety of crops in the Granite State. Both milk and greenhouse/nursery crops account for more than half of the state’s agricultural sales receipts. Livestock includes cattle, sheep, hogs and poultry. Hay is largely grown in support of livestock. Maple syrup production is strong, too, with New Hampshire producing 4 percent of U.S. maple syrup.