Farming & Tourism are major elements of the New Hampshire economy. In fact, the 4391 registered farms and 97 farmers markets represent around $191M in economic impact to the state. The agricultural product types are actually quite broad, including cash crops like fruits and vegetables, dairy products such as milk and cheeses, and livestock.
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.
Tomorrow: Trivia Thursday- NH Agriculture
Guide: New Hampshire