Agriculture in New York

New York is a leading agricultural state. It's worth in agriculture has been determined by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and Farm Credit East.

In 2014 there were 35,537 farms in New York State and 7,183,576 acres in farmland.

New York's agricultural businesses were worth $6.36 billion in 2015.

Dairy and milk production account for 26,000 individual jobs in New York State. Grain and oilseed farming employs nearly 15,500. Veggie and melon farming is responsible for 7,750 jobs. All sectors of agriculture in New York State are responsible for 197,745 jobs.

  1. Milk
  2. Corn for grain
  3. Hay
  4. Cattle and calves
  5. Apples
  6. Floriculture
  7. Cabbage
  8. Sweet corn
  9. Potatoes
  10. Tomatoes