New York State Agricultue Society

    New York State Agricultural Society



    New York is an Agricultural State!

    • About 23% of the State’s land area, or 7.2 million acres, is used by ~35,500 farms to produce a diverse array of products.
      • That adds up to nearly 1.5 million head of cattle, 40,000 acres of apple trees, $25 million worth of maple syrup and 14.9 billion pounds of milk, according to the USDA.
    • 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.  According to this article on August 24, 2016, numbers have shifted slightly in the past 5 years.
    See how our state ranks (based on 2017 State Agriculture Overview):

    #1             Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream

    #2             Apples (1.4 billion pounds), Maple Syrup (~700,000 gallons), and Cabbage (about 325 million pounds)

    #3             Dairy (620,000 head of cattle), Grapes (145,000 tons)

    #4             Squash (60 million pounds), Pears (6.5 tons)

    #5             Tart Cherries (10.5 million pounds), Onions (~260 million pounds), Sweet Corn (1 million farming acres)

    #6            Fruit, Tree Nuts, Berries

    #8            Cut Christmas Trees

    #9            Harvested Vegetables

    #13          Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

    #18          Field Crops and Hay

    #20          Aquaculture

    #29          Poultry and Eggs, Hogs and Pigs