Massachusetts

State Quick Facts

Population
6,892,503

Total State GDP
 $595,558,700,000

State Land Area (Acres)
4,992,000

Land in Forest
60%

Land in Farms
10%

Number of Farms
7,200

Average Farm Size (acres)
69

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$11,100

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $432,518,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $330,930,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $101,588,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Miscellaneous Crops
 $269,893,000

Cranberries
 $49,956,000

All Other Animals and Products
 $35,645,000

Dairy Products, Milk
 $34,800,000

Turkeys
 $11,317,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $156,095,909

Other Livestock Products
 $17,548,429

Fruits, Fresh
 $11,331,513

Fruits, Processed
 $9,690,110

Dairy Products
 $5,428,742

Massachusetts Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Massachusetts generated around $0.4 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities miscellaneous crops, cranberries, and all other animal products. That same year, the value of Massachusetts’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 1.1 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Massachusetts’ food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

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Information related to Massachusetts’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.