Earlier today, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli toured Silver Meadows Farm in Wyoming County to help highlight New York's agriculture industry. The family-owned farm is located on 750 acres in Silver Springs and produces milk, as well as corn, alfalfa, wheat and oats.
"Farms such as Silver Meadows provide jobs and critical tax dollars to local communities, while also delivering locally-sourced food," said DiNapoli. "As successful as New York's 35,000 farms have been, however, they are also facing unprecedented challenges that are threatening vital family businesses. Declining milk prices, increased tariffs, restrictions on migrant workers and changes to federal policy are creating financial uncertainty for our farmers."
Also today, DiNapoli released a report showing New York's farms generated $4.8 billion in revenue, with 15 products – including milk, cottage cheese, apples, grapes and snap beans – among the top five nationwide.
Photos of the tour are available at www.flickr.com/photos/nycomptroller/albums/72157699926838401
The report is available online at: https://osc.state.ny.us/reports/economic/agriculture-report-2018.pdf
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