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Lorraine Merrill

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Lorraine Merrill
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New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture
In office
December 6, 2007 - Present
Years in position 7
Base salary$93,812
Elections and appointments
Appointed byGov. John Lynch
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire (1973)
Office website
Lorraine Merrill is the 6th and current New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture. Merrill was appointed by Gov. John Lynch in 2007.[1][2]


Merrill is co-owner with her husband, son and daughter-in-law of Stuart Farm, a 270-acre dairy enterprise with 240 milking cows and nearly 200 head of young cattle situated at the edge of the Great Bay Estuary.[2] She also serves as field editor of Hoards Dairyman and is a Policy Fellow at the Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.[1]


  • 1973: Bachelor's, University of New Hampshire[1]

Political career

Commissioner of Agriculture (2007-Present)

Merrill was sworn in as Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets & Food on December 6, 2007 for a five year term.[3]



Merrill was appointed as New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture in 2007.[4]


Merrill and her husband, John, have one child, Nathan.[1]

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