NYS Agricultural Facts

New York is an Agricultural State!

  • About 23% of the State’s land area, or 7 million acres, is used by 36,000 farms to produce a diverse array of products.
  • Agricultural production returned almost $4.7 billion to the farm economy in 2010.
  • Milk is New York’s leading agricultural product; milk sales account for ½ of the total agricultural receipts.

    New York is a leading agricultural producer in the U.S.  
    See how our state ranks:

     #2         Apples, Maple Syrup, and Pumpkins
     #3         Dairy, Wine & Grapes, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Corn Silage
     #4         Tart cherries, fresh market Sweet Corn, Squash, Pears
     #5         Fresh market vegetables, Onions
     #7         Cucumbers, Floriculture crops
     #8         Strawberries
     #9         Oats
    #11        Tomatoes, Potatoes
    #17        Grain corn
    #20        Eggs
    #22        Soybeans
    #26        Hay
    #27        Wheat