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2017 Agriculture Census Results for Maine

Maine, April 11, 2019
Maine – 2017 Agriculture Census
 
Total farms: 7,600 (2017), 8,173 (2012)
 
Land in farms: 1,307,613 (2017), 1,454,104 (2012)
 
Average size of farm: 172 (2017), 178 (2012)
 
Certified organic farms: 535 (2017), 457 (2012)
Acres transitioning into certified organic production: 56 (2017), 65 (2012)
 
Milk cows (number of farms): 450 (2017), 581 (2012)
Milk cows (total number of cows): 30,443 (2017), 32,117 (2012)
 
Total organic product sales (certified plus exempt): 60,027,000 (2017), 36,401,000 (2012)
 
Number of female producers: 5,859
Number of female principal producers: 4,265
 
Number of producers with military service: 1,531
 
Number of young producers: 1,412
 
Number of farms with a new and beginning producer: 2,739
Number of new and beginning producers: 4,398
 
Total acres of wild blueberries: 38,660
Total wild blueberry farms: 485
 
Number of farms with renewable energy producing system: 832 (2017), 464 (2012)
Number of farms with solar panels: 709 (2017), 358 (2012)
Number of farms with methane digesters: 3 (2017), 1 (2012)
Number of farms with wind turbines: 69 (2017), 125 (2012)
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