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Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

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Specialty Crops – Nursery Production on the Rise in Genesee County. Acres Nursery and Greenhouse Acres in the Open for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties: 1992 and 1997. 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 1992 1997 +78% +894% +695% Acreage devoted to the production of nursery and greenhouse crops in Genesee County increased from 140 to 250 acres between 1992 and 1997. While impressive growth, it remains relatively minor compared to the growth in Orleans and Wyoming counties over the same period. Growing populations in these counties increase the demand for greenhouse and nursery products. 50 0 Genesee Orleans Wyoming Source: U.S. Census of Agriculture. The percent change in greenhouse and nursery acreage between 1997 and 1987 is shown on the chart. Agricultural Trends Profile for Genesee County, New York 26

Specialty Crops – Greenhouse Production Shows More Modest Growth. 1000 Square Feet Nursery and Greenhouse Production Under Glass for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties: 1992 and 1997. 500 400 300 200 1992 1997 +44% -67% Space available for greenhouse production under glass increased 44% in Genesee County between 1992 and 1997. In Orleans County, the loss of a few large flowering plant operations led to the sharp decline in greenhouse space. 100 0 +74% Genesee Orleans Wyoming Source: U.S. Census of Agriculture. The percent change in greenhouse area under glass between 1997 and 1987 is shown on the chart. Agricultural Trends Profile for Genesee County, New York 27

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