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Agriculture Brings $37.6 Billion Into NY Economy


Agriculture Brings $37.6 Billion Into NY Economy


farm120Agriculture contributed $37.6 billion to New York's economy in 2012, an increase of more than 22 percent from 2007, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The state ranks in the top 10 nationwide for milk and other dairy production, as well as wine, apples, maple syrup and other products.

"New York's economy is still fueled by agricultural activity and the production of food," DiNapoli said. "Farms in New York are 98 percent family-owned, yet compete on a national level, diversifying our economy and keeping our local communities strong. It makes economic sense for the state to retain and promote our farms to feed our residents and preserve our land."

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Workers’ Center Certifies Three Living Wage New Employers

The Tompkins County Workers' Center announced that 93 employers within the County are now Living Wage Employers.  The latest three employers are:

  • Schlather, Stumbar, Parks, and Salk (law firm); 200. E. Buffalo Street, Ithaca;
  • Town of Caroline, 2668 Slaterville Road, Brooktondale;
  • Viridius Property, 317 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca

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