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2007 Census of Agriculture results for poultry released

May 20, 2009
Westfield Republican
ALBANY — The 2007 Census of Agriculture found 3.95 million layers on 4,006 farms for the state of New York, according to Steve Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office. The number of layers on New York farms in 2007 increased 3 percent from the 2002 total of 3.82 million. Broilers on New York farms totaled 469 thousand in 2007, down 23 percent from the 2002 total of 605 thousand. The number of ducks sold by New York producers declined 4 percent to 2.43 million in 2007 from the 2002 level of 2.54 million. Poultry and eggs generated $124 million in sales for New York in 2007, up 14 percent from 2002 and representing 3 percent of New York’s total agricultural sales. The Census, which is conducted every five years, provides facts and figures on virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture, including number and types of farm operations, the economic aspects of farm production and the demographics of U.S. farm operators. Details on this and other Census data can be found online through the New York NASS Web site: U.S., state and county tables are available in PDF, Text, and CSV files. Printed copies will be available along with the CD-ROMS and a searchable database. For further information or assistance, please call the New York office at 800-821-1276 or send an e-mail to:


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