What Are Some of the Major Products in New York?

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Some of the major products produced in New York are milk, apples, maple syrup, meat, cherries, strawberries, grapes, wine, sweet corn and cabbage. New York also produces several field crops such as grain corn and soybeans to support its dairy farms. Approximately 23 percent of the state’s land is used as farmland.

The largest agricultural produce in New York is milk. Dairy farms are throughout the state, making New York the fourth leading milk producer in the United States.

In 2012, New York was the second largest producer of apples in the country. The majority of apple orchards are in three regions: the upper Champlain Valley, the Hudson Valley and the southern shore of Lake Ontario. In the same year, New York was the leading produce of cabbage and the third leading producer of grapes and wine.