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
Department Press Releases
State Agriculture Commissioner Congratulates Good Food Awards Finalists
Governor Cuomo Announces $2 Million in Funding Available for Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control
State Agriculture Commissioner Reminds New Yorkers Farmers’ Markets Are Open through Winter
Governor Cuomo Presents 31st Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Foster the Industrial Hemp Industry in New York State
State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Availability of $600,000 in Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Funding
Governor Cuomo Announces WNY Cheese Enterprise to Open New $49.7 Million Production Facility in Livingston County
First New York State Certified Farmers’ Market Manager
Governor Cuomo Announces Tops Friendly Markets to Promote New York State Grown & Certified Farms
State Fair Press Releases
State Agriculture Commissioner Reminds New Yorkers about State Fair Phase Two Public Input Session Tonight
Governor Cuomo Announces 25,000 Additional Tickets to the Great New York State Fair Available Following Cyber Monday Sellout
State Fair’s Annual Cyber Monday Sale Offers Tickets to 2017 Fair at Lowest Price Possible
Governor Cuomo Launches State Fair Task Force to Recommend Improvements to the State Fair Renovation Program