New Jersey

State Quick Facts

Population
8,882,190

Total State GDP
 $644,841,400,000

State Land Area (Acres)
4,706,560

Land in Forest
42%

Land in Farms
16%

Number of Farms
9,900

Average Farm Size (acres)
76

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$13,500

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $1,113,163,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $982,090,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $131,073,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Miscellaneous Crops
 $406,156,000

Floriculture
 $229,969,000

Blueberries
 $62,441,000

Chicken Eggs
 $55,601,000

Tomatoes
 $42,411,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $362,163,391

Vegetables, Processed
 $34,414,023

Fruits, Fresh
 $27,056,493

Fruits, Processed
 $23,137,282

Vegetables, Fresh
 $20,489,222

New Jersey Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, New Jersey generated around $1.1 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being miscellaneous crops, floriculture, and blueberries. That same year, the value of New Jersey’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 1.3 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 New Jersey’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.

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Information related to New Jersey’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.