New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture

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The New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture is a state executive position in the New Hampshire state government.

The Commissioner oversees the Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food and is responsible for promoting and protecting agriculture, commerce, consumers and the environment.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Lorraine Merrill. She was appointed by Gov. John Lynch in 2007.


Per Title XL, Chapter 425, Section 425:3 of the New Hampshire Statutes, the governor, with consent of the council and recommendations of the agricultural advisory board, appoints the Commissioner of Agriculture to a five-year term.[2]


In 2009, the New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture was paid an estimated $93,812 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Contact information

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
Mailing address
PO Box 2042
Concord NH 03302 -2042

Physical address:
State House Annex
25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Room 220
Concord NH 03301

Telephone: (603) 271-3551

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