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The tables below offer information about New York agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, New York ranks 28th among the states for total agricultural production.
New York's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists New York's top commodities in each of New York's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
Dairy products account for well over 1/2 of the total agricultural production of New York. Cattle and calves are a distant second, followed by chicken eggs. Ducks and hogs round out the top five.
Greenhouse and nursery products are the most important "crop" in New York followed by apples, and hay and corn for all the cows, cattle and calves. Onions are also an important crop for the state.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of New York.
The 2004 table above contains information about New York agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of New York dairy products is 1,950,144. This number represents a dollar value of $1,950,144,000 (1,950,144 x 1,000): one billion, nine hundred and fifty million, one hundred and forty-four thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in New York. For example, dairy products account for 53.4% of New York's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by dairy products adds up to well over 1/2 of New York's total agricultural production.
National ranking highlights - 2004
New York farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
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