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New York Data and Statistics

Welcome to the New York Statistics page. Here you will find frequently requested data specific to this state from AFT's Farms Under Threat: The State of the States report, the National Resources Inventory, the Census of Agriculture, and the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) program survey. You also can link to additional information and data sources.

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Farms Under Threat

National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

Other Data Sources

Farms Under Threat: The State of the States

All estimates represent figures for the Conterminous U.S.

Total and Agricultural Land Cover/Use

Data Item Acres
Total land area in 2016 31,350,000
Agricultural land in 2016 9,194,800
Cropland in 2016 4,550,900
Pastureland in 2016 2,336,400
Rangeland  in 2016 1,300
Woodland in 2016 2,306,300
Agricultural land in 2001 9,286,400

High-quality Agricultural Land

Data Item Acres
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2016 4,923,800
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2001 4,999,500
Best agricultural land in 2016 4,760,000
Best agricultural land in 2001 4,790,200

Nationally Significant agricultural land is the land best-suited to long-term, intensive crop production within the Conterminous United States; and each state’s “best land” is approximately the better half of all agricultural land in each state. For more information about these categories of high-quality agricultural land and how they were identified, see the interactive website for Farms Under Threat: The State of the States, and the fact sheet about AFT’s Productivity, Versatility, and Resiliency (PVR) Analysis.

Agricultural Land Converted from 2001-2016

Data Item Acres
Agricultural land developed or compromised 253,500
Agricultural land converted to urban and highly-developed land use (UHD) 56,300
Agricultural land converted to low-density residential land use (LDR) 197,200
Nationally Significant agricultural land developed or compromised 128,300
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to UHD 26,000
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to LDR 102,300
Best agricultural land developed or compromised 118,400
Best agricultural land converted to UHD 22,600
Best agricultural land converted to LDR 95,900

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2012 National Resources Inventory

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 91,900 40,100 28,900 471,100
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 8,124,700 7,917,700 7,742,900 9,701,000
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 2,960,100 2,903,200 2,868,000 3,304,900
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 149,800 78,100 49,400 561,300
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 4,400 3,200 1,100 23,200
Total surface area (acres) 31,409,100 31,409,100 31,409,100 31,409,100

Census of Agriculture

Data Item 2007 2012 2017
Farms 36,352 35,537 33,438
Land in Farms (acres) 7,174,743 7,183,576 6,866,171
Cropland (acres) 4,314,954 4,217,041 4,291,388
Permanent Pasture and Rangeland (acres) 714,615 724,581 580,146
Woodland (acres) 1,559,522 1,613,045 1,450,284
Land in Buildings (acres) 585,652 628,909 544,353
Total Land Area (acres) 31,350,047 31,350,047 31,350,047
All operators/All producers 57,984 57,022 58,870
All operators/All producers 34 and younger 4,886 5,340 6,026
All operators/All producers 65 and older 12,243 13,829 16,950
All producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 34,807
Principal producers 45,777
Principal producers 34 and younger 3,925
Principal producers 65 and older 14,501
Principal producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 10,970
Principal operators / Primary producers 36,352 35,537 33,438
Principal operators / Primary producers 34 and younger 1,879 2,149 2,587
Principal operators / Primary producers 65 and older 9,443 10,314 11,335
Primary producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 7,605
Market value of agricultural products sold $4,418,634,000 $5,415,125,000 $5,369,212,000
Average market value of agricultural products sold per operation $121,551 $152,380 $160,572
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers $77,464,000 $100,646,000 $222,711,000
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products $316,286,000

Notes on Changes to the 2017 Census of Agriculture

  • Producer characteristic data were collected for a maximum of four producers on each farm, up from a maximum of three producers in prior years.
  • Principal producer is a new term that identifies up to two main decision-makers on each farm, up from one principal operator in prior years.
  • Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers expanded to include value-added products.
  • Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products is a new data item.

 


Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

For summaries of PACE activity by state, use the links for the downloadable table or most recent fact sheets on the national statistics page under Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs.


Other Data Sources

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