The following letter to the editor was originally published on September 12, 2022. The article…
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report in 2018 on the state of agriculture and farming in New York. The report, Agriculture in New York State, is a summary of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the State Department of Agriculture & Markets.
- As of 2017, New York was home to more than 35,000 farms, covering approximately 7.3 million acres of the State’s total land area.
- Located in all regions of the State, these farms generated over $4.8 billion in revenue and contributed nearly $2.4 billion to the State’s gross domestic product in 2017.
- New York’s production of milk and related products relied on
approximately 620,000 milk cows in 2017, 6.6 percent of the
Click here for a PDF of the report.