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Welcome to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Website. The Department, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

Please visit the About Us section to learn more about the Department’s divisions, the Farms and Businesses tab to find resources for farmers, producers and agri-businesses, and the Consumer Information tab to easily locate farmers’ markets and licensed food and beverage establishments, among others.

New York State Agriculture Snapshot
About 23% of New York State's land area, or 7 million acres, is farmland.  There are nearly 36,000 family farms producing some of the world’s best food.  Agriculture is a major driver of the New York State economy and the State ranks high among the major agricultural states in the nation, ranking in the Top 10 in 30 commodities.  It is the second largest producer of apples and maple syrup, second in cabbage and snap beans, third in grapes, grape juice and wine, and fourth in pears and dairy, which is the largest segment of the agricultural sector.


Resources for New Farmers

Drought Resource Guide for Farmers

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program Fact Sheet
Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

State Joins Nine Pin Ciderworks for Annual Event to Promote New York Farm Cideries

Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Sales Nearly Tripled in 2016

State Agriculture Commissioner Reminds Producers of Dairy Promotion Board Nominations

Candy, Flowers, Taste NY, and More for Your Valentine on the Concourse

Agriculture Commissioner Commemorates 100 Years of Formal Agricultural Education In New York State

New York State Announces Funding Available for Road Stream Crossing Assessments

Governor Cuomo Announces $14 Million Available to Support Water Quality Protection Projects on Farms Throughout New York State

State Agriculture Commissioner Congratulates Good Food Awards Finalists

State Fair Press Releases

Great New York State Fair’s “Halfway to the Fair” Sale Features Best Deal of the Year on Midway Ride-All-Day Wristbands

The Taste NY Food Truck Competition Expands to Two Days for 2017 Great New York State Fair

Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million for New York's Local Fairs

Governor Cuomo Announces $70 Million For Phase Two of the Unprecedented Revitalization of the New York State Fairgrounds

State Agriculture Commissioner Reminds New Yorkers about State Fair Phase Two Public Input Session Tonight

Press and Publications Send in your State Fair Ideas!






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