When you think of New York, also known as the Empire State, you might not think about it being a big contributor to Agriculture. However, agriculture is a very important industry in New York with an annual economic impact of over $42 billion. There are over 25,000 farms that cover about 23% of the state’s land, which is responsible for over 197,745 jobs in agriculture. Here are 6 interesting facts about the Empire State you might not know:

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