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New Jersey

New Jersey, The Garden State

 
There are still over 10,000 farms in the Garden state and while they average only 71 acres the state as a whole is one of the top 5 producers of cranberries, bell peppers, spinach, peaches, blueberries, and cucumbers. The state is also boasts bringing in the highest dollar value per acre farmed.
 
Needless to say, despite all the farming goodness the state has, their ebb and flow of people is definitely effected by more forces outside of farm labor. That being said, those two counties mentioned above that were under 100,000, were one of only 3 counties to see population decline from 2000-2016.

Images from New Jersey

Lost Americana is about telling the stories of the people who live in rural America.

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