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Enhancing New York’s agriculture and food systems

April 18, 2012
By Richard Gast , Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Do you know that agriculture generates about $4.5 billion annually to New York state's economy? Or that agriculture directly provides almost 60,000 jobs and contributes to support businesses that provide feed, supplies, machinery and services? Did you know that New York is home to 36,600 farms, with about 7 million acres in production? Or that our farmers are world-class producers of dairy products, meat, maple syrup, honey, apples, grapes, lots of other fruits and vegetables and great wines?



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