The Great State: New York

While most people think of New York City when they think of New York, the state is actually a huge agriculture community. New York state produces a wide variety of fruit, like apples and grapes, and vegetables such as cabbage, onion and sweet corn. Because New York has a large dairy industry, it produces a large number of crops to support those farms, like corn and wheat. Dairy milk is the leading commodity produced in the state. Additionally, cattle, hogs, lambs, ducks and other meat products are a part of this state's diverse agriculture, an industry that uses over a fourth of the state's land.

Capital: Albany

Population: 19,541,462

Founded: July 26, 1788 (New York was the 11th state)

State Flower: Rose

State Bird: Bluebird

State Tree: Sugar Maple

State Flag:

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Largest City: New York City

Nickname: The Empire State

 

Farm Facts:

Number of Farms: 36,600

Average Farm Size: 197 acres

Total Farmland: 7.1 million acres

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