New Hampshire has a strong agriculture industry. 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.
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What’s Growing in New Hampshire?
- Dairy Products – $51.8 million: A dairy cow produces about 6.3 gallons of milk each day and 350,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
- Chicken Eggs – $42.4 million: U.S. poultry farms provide about 10 percent of the world’s egg supply, or 75 billion eggs each year.
- Turkeys – $25.2 million: About 675 million pounds of turkey are consumed during Thanksgiving every year in the United States.
- Apples – $12.8 million: Apple trees take up four to five years to produce their first fruit.
- Cattle and Calves – $9.29 million: A steer typically weighs about 1,000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat.
- Maple Products – $9.15 million: It takes roughly 40 gallons of tree sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup, which weighs 11 pounds.
- Sweet Corn – $4.84 million: Unlike field corn, sweet corn kernels are soft, sweet and perfect for eating right off the cob.
- Hay – $4.66 million: Sheep and goats refuse to eat trampled hay, but cows and horses will gobble it up.
- Trout – $1.01 million: The most commonly grown trout on U.S. farms is the rainbow trout, raised by farmers for both food and fishing.
- Hogs – $762,000: Pork is the most widely eaten meat. It represents about 42 percent of all meat eaten in the world.