The Vanishing Family Farms

Census shows fewer farms, bigger operations in NYS
By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

    The number of farms has declined dramatically in New York in the last few decades and smaller, family-owned farms have been affected the most. New York has 33,438 farms as of 2017 and the average size is 441 acres. In 1959, N... [Subscriber-only content]


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