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VEGETABLE REPORT
January 2009

Seasonal
No. 984-1-09

2008 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The value of all New York vegetable production in 2008 totaled $468 million, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.  New York remained fifth in the nation for the value of principal fresh market vegetables.

The value of the Empire State’s principal fresh market vegetables totaled $406 million this year.  Fresh market production in 2008 was estimated at 16.2 million hundredweight (cwt.). 

Processing vegetables were valued at $61.7 million in 2008 and production totaled 242 thousand tons.

Principal Vegetables for Fresh Market
New York, 2006-2008

 

Principal Vegetables for Processing

New York, 2006-2008

Year

Planted

Harvested

Production

Value

Year

Planted

Harvested

Production

Value

 

-- 1,000 acres --

1,000 cwt.

Million dollars

 

-- 1,000 acres --

1,000 tons

Million dollars

             

2006

70.4

63.0

12,786

294.9

2006

60.1

54.5

227.7

37.3

2007

73.5

68.7

14,860

321.4

2007

66.2

58.3

221.4

39.3

2008

68.7

65.9

16,164

405.9

2008

60.6

58.3

241.5

61.7

   
   

New York Fresh Market Vegetables

Crop and Year

Planted

Harvested

Yield per acre

Production

Marketing year  average price

Value

   

Acres

Acres

Cwt.

1,000 cwt.

Dollars per cwt.

1,000 dollars

               

CAULIFLOWER

2006

410

350

120

42

42.00

1,764

 

2007

370

320

120

38

34.10

1,296

 

2008

410

400

85

34

52.40

1,782

               

CUCUMBERS

2006

3,800

3,300

190

627

34.70

21,757

 

2007

4,400

4,100

140

574

34.30

19,688

 

2008

3,800

3,600

130

468

34.50

16,146

               

SNAP BEANS     

2006

8,700

8,200

57

467

82.00

38,294

 

2007

8,200

7,800

56

437

89.80

39,243

 

2008

6,700

6,600

73

482

84.10

40,536

               

SWEET CORN

2006

24,200

21,900

120

2,628

23.50

61,758

 

2007

24,600

22,500

120

2,700

22.00

59,400

 

2008

26,300

22,900

125

2,863

25.80

73,865

               

TOMATOES 

2006

2,100

2,000

200

400

76.90

30,760

 

2007

2,500

2,400

180

432

75.20

32,486

 

2008

3,000

2,700

190

513

84.00

43,092

               

BELL PEPPERS

2006

1,100

1,000

180

180

52.90

9,522

 

2007

1,200

1,100

190

209

46.20

9,656

 

2008

1,100

1,000

260

260

53.60

13,936

               

EGGPLANT

2006

420

410

250

103

42.30

4,357

 

2007

500

480

240

115

49.30

5,670

 

2008

500

470

240

113

54.80

6,192

               

ENDIVE/ESCAROLE

2006

300

290

180

52

40.30

2,096

 

2007

270

260

110

29

44.50

1,291

 

2008

250

240

210

50

55.70

2,785

               

PUMPKINS

2006

5,900

5,500

145

798

23.60

18,833

 

2007

7,000

6,400

180

1,152

19.70

22,694

 

2008

6,300

5,900

180

1,062

36.20

38,444

               

SPINACH

2006

400

310

25

8

42.50

340

 

2007

300

250

45

11

50.00

550

 

2008

360

320

70

22

60.00

1,320

               

SQUASH

2006

3,300

3,000

210

630

37.40

23,562

 

2007

3,600

3,500

170

595

38.90

23,146

 

2008

4,200

3,800

200

760

42.80

32,528

               

New York Fresh Market Vegetables

Crop and Year

Planted

Harvested

Yield
per acre

Production

Sales 1/

Marketing year
average price

Value

   

Acres

Acres

Cwt.

1,000 cwt.

1,000 cwt.

Dollars per cwt.

1,000 dollars

                 

CABBAGE

2006

  9,900

  9,300

440

4,092

3,683

15.70

  57,823

 

2007

11,600

11,200

460

5,152

4,792

17.70

  84,818

 

2008

10,100

  9,900

590

5,841

5,298

19.20

101,722

                 

ONIONS

2006

12,100

  9,400

330

3,102

2,082

19.40

  40,391

 

2007

11,200

10,500

360

3,780

3,480

11.10

  38,628

 

2008

10,600

10,100

410

4,141

3,437

16.80

  57,742

                 
1/   Excludes quantities lost from shrinkage and waste.

New York Processing Vegetables

Crop and Year

Planted

Harvested

Yield
per acre

Production

Marketing year average price

Value

   

Acres

Acres

Tons

Tons

Dollars per ton

1,000 dollars

               

BEETS FOR CANNING

2006

2,300

2,100

12.00

25,100

84.00

2,108

 

2007

2,500

2,400

9.50

22,800

80.00

1,824

 

2008

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

               

CABBAGE FOR KRAUT

2006

3,200

3,000

24.0

72,250

55.10

3,981

 

2007

2,700

2,600

28.0

72,400

61.60

4,460

 

2008

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

               

 GREEN PEAS

2006

19,500

17,400

2.22

38,700

345.00

13,361

 

2007

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

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2008

1/

1/

1/

1/

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SNAP BEANS

2006

22,200

19,900

3.71

73,730

204.00

15,064

 

2007

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

 

2008

21,500

20,400

3.80

77,590

278.00

21,539

               

SWEET CORN

2006

18,400

17,200

6.70

115,240

77.30

8,908

 

2007

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

1/

 

2008

1/

1/

1/

1/

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1/  Not published to avoid disclosure of individual operations.