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Drought Impact On NY Agriculture

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Courtesy US Drought Monitoring Service

Courtesy US Drought Monitoring Service

The USDA is out with its latest assessment of New York agriculture.

To no one’s surprise,┬áthe drought is the main concern.

The USDA notes the size of fruit is improving where it has rained.

This month’s report mentions hail in July and August that damaged apples in some areas.

Fresh for you now: The peach, blueberry and raspberry harvest.

dairy farmingMilk madness

The USDA reports that milk production in New York state for July was up 4% from a year ago.

The average price per hundredweight paid in July was unchanged from June, but down $1.90 from a year ago.

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