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About New York Farm Bureau

New York Agriculture

New York is a leading agricultural state, worth $4.42 billion in 2008. Below is the latest data available, provided by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.


New York's National Ranking in 2008

1st-- cabbage and cottage cheese production

2nd-- apples, maple and sour cream production

3rd-- milk, grape, corn silage and cauliflower production

4th-- pear, pumpkin, tart cherries, sweet corn, snap beans and squash production

5th-- onion production


Value of New York Farm Products

Cash receipts by commodity in 2008 was:

  • Livestock--$2.4 billion (dairy, cattle, hogs, poultry, etc.)
  • Field Crops--$961 million (hay, soybeans, wheat, etc.)
  • Vegetables--$468 million (cabbage, sweet corn, onions, etc.)
  • Fruit--$346 million (apples, grapes, strawberries, etc.)
  • Other--$225 million (floriculture, Christmas trees, maple, etc.)

New York's Top 5 Commodities

  1. Dairy Products ($2.3 billion)
  2. Grain & Silage Corn($748 million)
  3. Hay($363 million)
  4. Apples($261 million)
  5. Floriculture ($202 million)

New York's Top Five Counties in Total Receipts

  1. Suffolk ($288 million)
  2. Wyoming($254 million)
  3. Cayuga ($183 million)
  4. Genesee ($179 million)
  5. Wayne ($149 million)


New York's Farm Economy

The farm economy generated $4.42 billion in receipts in 2008. This income is then added to the economy in a variety of ways, including (2007 data):

  • Employee compensation --$427 million
  • Energy costs --$343 million
  • Property taxes --$236 million
  • Maintenance & repairs --$188 million
  • Marketing & transportation --$133 million

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