(Feb. 10) New York growers produced $468 million worth of vegetables during 2008, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported in the Jamestown, N.Y., Post-Journal.

New York ranked fifth in the nation in area harvested, production and value of principal fresh market vegetables, the newspaper reported.

Value was estimated at $406 million and production at 16.2 million hundredweight. Planted acreage, however, decreased from 73,470 acres in 2007 to 68,710 acres in 2008.