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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 Cuomo announced the FY 2021 Executive Budget includes an expansion of the current income exclusion for farmers and sole proprietors and an expansion of the refundability of the investment tax credit so that more farming businesses can qualify.