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Farm Spotlight

New England Bamboo Co. Inc.

5 Granite Street
Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-3581  
www.newengbamboo.com

Area Served

1231 farms stewarding over 61,727 acres of land

Average size of farm

50 acres

Market value of Ag products sold

$106,730,000

Crop Sales (80%)

$87,775,000

Livestock Sales (20%)

$18,955,000

Average market value per farm

$81,924

Total farm production expenses

$109,762,000

Average farm production expenses

$85,994

Net cash farm income of operation

$167,747,000

Average net cash farm income of operation

$24,373

Average age of principal operator

56.5 years

The number of farms has increased by 26% since the last agricultural census. Of those farms, the average size of farms has decreased by 20%. Of the 1231 principal farmers, 947 of those workers worked on farms 200 days or more. The market value of production has increased by 13%. Essex and Middlesex counties rank in the top 1/3 of the state's market value of agricultural products sold.