Maine Agriculture Stats

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Maine Potatoes

Much of the soil in the Pine Tree State’s southern and central areas are lake and ocean bottom soils which are free of stones and excellent for farming. Maine grows potatoes in this rich soil. Other state top commodities include dairy products and aquaculture. Maine leads the world in production of wild blueberries.

Top Agriculture Products

1. Potatoes
2. Dairy products
3. Aquaculture
4. Blueberries
5. Chicken eggs

Number of Farms

8,100

Land in Farms

1.35 million acres

Average Farm Size

167 acres

Source: United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

Article From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
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  2. Meg says:

    Maine produces the vast majority of its potatoes in its northern region–Aroostook County. These soils are quite rocky. They also trend toward being basic because of abundant limestone deposits. The soils in southern and central Maine are also rocky, but this is because of an abundance of granite. The granite contributes to these soils being somewhat acidic. Potatoes are produced in central and southern Maine, but primarily in alluvial soils. Much of southern and central Maine was previously in dairy production, and some of it still is. Maine does happen to lead the world in wild blueberry production.

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  4. Ashlee says:

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