New Jersey cranberry yield highest since 2016

Cranberry growers produced over 588 thousand utilized barrels from 2,900 acres.

The 203 barrel per acre yield led the Nation and was the highest since 2016 according to Bruce Eklund, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New Jersey Field Office. Value of utilized production was $23.3 million. The average price was $39.60 per barrel, second Nationally and a dime behind the Nation’s price leader Wisconsin.

New Jersey blueberry growers harvested 41.2 million utilized pounds from 7,500 acres. The value of utilized production was $77.9 million for 2021. Average price was $1.89 per pound, third Nationally.

New Jersey peach growers harvested 13,690 utilized tons from 3,600 bearing acres. New Jersey ranked first nationally in price at $2,610 per ton. Value of utilized production was over $35.7 million.

All reports are available electronically, at no cost, on the NASS web site at www.nass.usda.gov. Both national and state specific reports are available via a free e-mail subscription. To set-up this free subscription, visit www.nass.usda.gov and click on “National” or “State” in upper right corner above “search” box to select the reports you would like to receive.

Source: www.morningagclips.com


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