Andrew Raynor Dover NH
Every five years, the US Department of Agriculture conducts a national census, providing for states, including New Hampshire, a snapshot of agriculture in the state, trends on the rise, the health of farms and farming activities.
The most recent census covers from 2012 to 2017 and the final report was issued in April.
Tune in here for this month’s edition of New Hampshire Business Matters.
This month’s guest on New Hampshire Business Matters is Gail McWilliam Jellie, of the state’s Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, talking about some of the findings in this year’s census report.
- Average farm size is slightly smaller than 2021
- Farm-related income is up 29 percent
- The number of women operating farms has increased about 20 percent from 2012.
Tune in for an interesting discussion about the state of agriculture and how it contributes to the New Hampshire economy.