2016 grape production increased in state
It was a good year for grapes in New York state.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the value of the state’s 2016 grape production totaled $64.5 million.
Blair Smith, state statistician of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in the New York Field Office also noted the value of utilized production increased 13 percent from the previous year.
Grape production in New York was 171,000 tons, up 18 percent from 2015. Fresh grapes totaled 2,000 tons while 169,000 tons were crushed by wineries and processors.
Grapes utilized for juice accounted for 115,000 tons processed with the remaining 54,000 tons going for wine. The value of utilized production increased 13 percent from the previous year.