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New York is home to over 33,000 family farms producing some of the world's best food and beverages.
About 20% of New York State's land area, or close to 7 million acres, is farmland.
New York State has nearly 700 farmers' markets across the state.
New York is the 4th largest producer of dairy in the nation, and it is the state's biggest economic sector.
New York State farmers grow 40 varieties of apples, more than any other state.
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Governor Kathy Hochul announced that ProAgni of Lavington, Australia, has been named the $1 million grand prize winner of the Grow-NY business competition, a food and agriculture startup challenge focused on enhancing the emerging food, beverage, and agriculture innovation in New York.