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March 21, 2023  
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Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0330             

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Garden State Ranks in Top 10 Nationally in Production of Variety of Food and Agricultural Products

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today marked National Agriculture Day, calling on all New Jersey residents to celebrate the prominence of agriculture and the economic prosperity it brings to the Garden State.

National Agriculture Day highlights the abundance provided by agriculture and the importance of farmers to New Jersey and the nation.

“National Agriculture Day is a time to highlight the work of everyone involved in this industry right here in the Garden State,” Secretary Fisher said. “Our farmers supply New Jerseyans as well as others throughout North America and beyond. Our farms use innovative measures and conservation practices to care for environment while also growing the best agricultural products available. We also urge consumers to buy local as it supports our farm families in a variety of ways.”

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), New Jersey ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. in production of asparagus, blueberries, bell peppers, cranberries, eggplant, spinach, tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, squash, and sweet corn, as well as agritourism, floriculture sales, seafood catch, and seafood landings.

Agriculture plays a significant role in maintaining a strong economy and provides numerous career opportunities including farm production; agribusiness management and marketing; agricultural research and engineering; food science, processing, and retailing; banking; education; landscape architecture; urban planning; energy; and many more.

According to NASS, New Jersey has nearly 10,000 farms on approximately 750,000 acres.


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