Department Awards Over $6 Million to New York Farmland
New York is home to nearly 32,000 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 5th 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 Hochul announced over $13.8 million has been awarded to 33 projects across the state through the State’s Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program.