An official state vegetable hasn't been named, but a poll on the New York Farm Bureau Facebook page gives one veggie the advantage.

Sweet corn.

According to the Farm Bureau, sweet corn received 725 votes in the poll. Onions came in second with 311 votes. Other vegetables, including cabbage, received 240 votes. 

The poll came after state Senators David Carlucci and Michael Nozzolio introduced competing bills to designate an official state vegetable. Carlucci's bill would make onions the state vegetable, while Nozzolio's supports sweet corn.

 

In its press release Tuesday, the Farm Bureau said it isn't taking a position on what vegetable should be named the state's official vegetable.

 

 

 

"Certainly there are bigger pressing issues in Albany, but at the same time naming an Official State Vegetable recognizes the importance of the vegetable industry to the economy of Upstate New York and the farm towns of Long Island," Farm Bureau Director of Public Policy Julie Suarez said. "We appreciate the efforts of Senators Nozzolio and Carlucci to highlight the importance of our state's vegetable farms to our New York consumers."

A recent poll on auburnpub.com asked what readers thought the state's official vegetable should be, and 67 percent of respondents said sweet corn. Nearly 1,400 votes were cast.

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