USDA: Number of farms in NY was unchanged in 2012
Federal officials say the number of farms in New York remained unchanged last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state had about 36,000 farms last year with about 7 million acres in use.
Farms with sales of more than $500,000 grew by 100 to 1,900, those with sales between $250,000 and $499,999 remained at 1,300 and smaller farms with sales between $100,000 and $249,999 rose by 300 to 3,500.
There were 11,300 farms with sales under $100,000, up from 10,800 in 2011.
The agency says there were about 2.2 million farms in the U.S., down 11,630 last year.