New York

State Quick Facts

Population
19,453,561

Total State GDP
 $1,731,910,400,000

State Land Area (Acres)
30,160,640

Land in Forest
62%

Land in Farms
23%

Number of Farms
33,400

Average Farm Size (acres)
207

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$3,250

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $5,018,596,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $1,940,351,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $3,078,245,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Dairy Products, Milk
 $2,475,775,000

Miscellaneous Crops
 $618,528,000

Cattle and Calves
 $344,279,000

Corn
 $327,036,000

Apples
 $262,345,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $461,831,553

Dairy Products
 $386,216,757

Corn
$82,986,964

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
 $71,222,370

Vegetables, Processed
 $63,374,708

New York Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, New York generated around $5.0 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being dairy products, specifically milk, miscellaneous crops, and cattle and calves. That same year, the value of New York’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 1.2 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of New York’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

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Information related to New York’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.