Farming in the Northeastern United States

West Virginia State Agriculture Facts

West Virginia’s Top Five agriculture products Broilers(5 to 12-week-old chickens) Cattle and calves Turkeys Hay Chicken eggs Due to its rough terrain, the state mainly produces hay and livestock. West Virginia has the most family farms in the U.S. Approximately 95 percent of West Virginia farms are family-owned. Income from animals exceeds income from plants [...]

Maryland State Agriculture Facts

Maryland’s Top Five agriculture products Broilers (5 to 12-week-old chickens) Greenhouse/Nursery Corn Soybeans Dairy products Agriculture is the state’s largest commercial industry. Maryland has more horses per square mile than any other state. About half the corn grown in Maryland is eaten fresh, while the other half is processed into other products such as corn [...]

Delaware State Agriculture Facts

Delaware’s Top Five agriculture products Broilers(5 to 12-week-old chickens) Corn Soybeans Wheat Greenhouse/Nursery Delaware produces the most lima beans of any U.S. state. Delaware ranks third in the U.S. for number of horses per county, with a state total of 13,000 horses. Delaware is sometimes referred to as the Blue Hen State. The Blue Hen [...]

New Jersey State Agriculture Facts

New Jersey’s Top Five agriculture products Greenhouse/Nursery Horses/Mules Blueberries Tomatoes Peaches New Jersey ranks third in the nation for cranberry production, which accounts for about $30 million in agricultural sales. Farmers grow about 70 million pounds of peaches every year! Peaches were first grown in New Jersey in the 1600s. New Jersey peaches are all [...]

Pennsylvania State Agriculture Facts

Pennsylvania’s Top Five agricultural products Dairy products Mushrooms Cattle and calves Corn Broilers (5 to 12-week-old chickens) Pennsylvania produces more mushrooms than any other state–about 443 million pounds every year! One in seven jobs in Pennsylvania is agriculture related. Pennsylvania bans labeling of hormone- and pesticide-free dairy products. Pennsylvania literally means “Penn’s Woods.” It was [...]

Connecticut State Agriculture Facts

Connecticut’s Top Five agriculture products Greenhouse/Nursery Dairy products Chicken eggs Aquaculture (fish) Tobacco Connecticut’s coastal waters are home to more than 70,000 acres of shellfish farms. Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut, when farmers were required by law to mark all of their animals. Connecticut soils are formed by glacial processes. Tobacco [...]

Massachusetts State Agriculture Facts

Massachusetts Top Five agriculture products Greenhouse/nursery Cranberries Dairy products Apples Aquaculture (fish) Massachusetts has the most expensive farmland in the U.S., with land valued at $12,202 per acre.  Massachusetts is the number two producer in the U.S. of cranberries and wild blueberries. Captain Henry Hall first cultivated cranberries in Dennis, Massachusetts in 1816. An undamaged [...]

New Hampshire State Agriculture Facts

New Hampshire’s Top Five agriculture products Greenhouse/nursery Dairy products Apples Cattle and calves Hay Christmas trees are one of New Hampshire’s main agricultural products. The state’s Christmas tree industry is valued at over $6 million annually and involves over two hundred growing operations of all sizes. The White Mountain area has been called home of [...]

Vermont State Agriculture Facts

Vermont’s Top Five agriculture products Dairy products Cattle and calves Maple products Greenhouse/nursery Apples Agriculture contributes $2.6 billion to Vermont’s economy. In 2009, there were 7,000 farms in Vermont. The average farm size is 177 acres. In 2007, there were 1,233,313 acres of farmland in production or 20.1% of the state land. Dairy farming is the primary source [...]

New York State Agriculture Facts

New York’s Top 5 agriculture products 1. Dairy products 2. Greenhouse/nursery 3. Cattle and calves 4. Apples 5. Hay Agriculture is New York’s most important industry! About 25 percent of the state’s land area is agricultural land. There are approximately 35,000 farms in New York State. 99 percent of those farms are family owned! The [...]

Maine State Agriculture Facts

Maine’s Top 5 agriculture products Potatoes Dairy products Chicken eggs Greenhouse/nursery Aquaculture Maine is the number one exporter of blueberries and toothpicks. The largest toothpick factory in the United States is located in Strong, Maine and produces twenty million toothpicks every day! Maine produces 25 percent of all blueberries in North America, making it the largest blueberry producer [...]

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