This short article is packed full of awesome agricultural stats:

- New York State is the second largest producer of wine after California.

- New York produces the most cottage cheese and sour cream of any of the fifty states.

- The average New York farm is less than 200 acres. The national average is twice that.

- Pumpkins were the 18th-largest commodity in 2010 with sales of $35 million.

And that’s just the start. The next time you run into a farmer, thank them. They do a lot of hard work and have a huge economic impact on our great state. So raise a toast to New York’s farmers the next time you sip a glass of Long Island Meritage or dig into a pot of Greek yogurt! ~AR

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