Cayuga County’s economy is heavily influenced by agriculture as the county is among the top sellers of agricultural products within New York State. This is evidence of the industry’s significant presence and importance in the county. According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, Cayuga County’s 225,204 acres of farmland produced $287.9M in market value of products sold.
|Ranking by Agricultural Products Sold Among New York Counties|
|Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, dry peas||2nd|
|Cattle & calves||2nd|
|Milk from cows||2nd|
|Source: US Department of Agriculture, 2017 Census of Agriculture
|Ranking by Agricultural Products Sold in U.S.|
|Milk from cows||37||1,892|
|Vegetables, melons, potatoes, & sweet potatoes||232||2,821|
|Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, sod||256||2,601|
|Fruits, tree nuts, berries||331||2,748|
|Value of livestock, poultry, & their products||185||3,073|
*Universe is number of counties in U.S. with item.
Source: US Department of Agriculture, 2017 Census of Agriculture
Agricultural businesses in the county enjoy an array of benefits and assets, including:
Regional agricultural-based resources: