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There are a total of 33,438 farms in New York spread across 6.9 million acres with an average size of 205 acres. New York ranks in the top 10 for the sale of several agricultural products in the United States including Milk, Apples, and Horses. In 2017, New York’s agricultural revenue amounted to a total of $5.3 billion, 39% of which can be attributed to crop sales. The top crops produced overall in New York include: Hay, Corn, Apples, Soybeans, Cabbage, Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Wheat, and Snap Beans among many others. However, the Dairy industry is by far the largest agricultural revenue source, with Milk from Cows accounting for 47% of the state’s total sales.

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According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, farmers in New York grew and sold a total $5.3 billion worth of agricultural products. In 2018, New York ranked 3rd in the nation for the sale of Dairy products and Apples.

The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales in New York were Wyoming County, Cayuga County, Genesee County, Suffolk County, and Wayne County. These counties combined produced nearly 24% of the state’s total agricultural sales.

Top Crops and Commodities
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milk

Top Crops and Commodities
  • milk
  • cattle
  • corn
  • fruit & tree nut totals
  • vegetable totals
  • other
$5.4B
Economic Impact
33.4K
Number of Farms
205Acres
Average Farm Size

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