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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
  

Agriculture Press Releases

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09/26/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of New Taste NY Bistro at the Javits Center 
09/23/2016Media Advisory: New York State Announces Grand Opening of Taste NY Bistro at Javits Center 
09/15/2016Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Agriculture Trade Forum Between New York and Puerto Rico 
09/14/2016Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 100 New York Agricultural Products to be Showcased at 15th Annual New York Farm Day in Nation's Capital 
09/13/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Tours Drought-Damaged Farms in the Southern Tier and Announces Resource Guide for Affected Farmers 
09/13/2016Governor Cuomo Signs Additional Legislation to Strengthen New York State's Craft Beverage Industry 
09/09/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Tours Farms Impacted by Drought in Wyoming and Genesee Counties 
09/08/2016Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Assesses Drought Damage in Finger Lakes Region 
09/07/2016Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Modernize New York's Alcoholic Beverage Control Law 
09/06/2016State Agriculture Commissioner and State Leaders Tour Farms Impacted by Drought in Jefferson and Oswego Counties 
09/06/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Final Historic Record-Setting Attendance at the 2016 Great New York State Fair 
09/05/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Attendance Record Shattered at the 2016 Great New York State Fair 
09/04/2016Silo Food Truck of Ovid and the Meatball Truck of Rochester Win the Great New York State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition 
09/03/2016The Great New York State Fair Celebrates the Final Weekend of the Newly Transformed Fair This Labor Day Weekend 
09/02/2016New York State Veterinarians and Inspectors Work to Maintain a Great Experience for Visitors at the Great New York State Fair 
09/02/2016Governor Cuomo and the Six Nations Agricultural Society Announce $750,000 Revitalization of the Great New York State Fair's Indian Village 
09/01/2016New York State Farm Service Agency Offers Drought Recovery Assistance to Eligible Farmers and Livestock Producers 
09/01/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Second Round of Funding to Increase Use of Locally Grown Foods in New York Schools 
08/31/2016Public Meeting Notice - Advisory Council on Agriculture to Meet Wednesday, September 7, 2016 
08/31/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Disaster Declaration for 24 Counties Across New York State to Assist Farmers Impacted by Drought 
08/30/2016Governor Cuomo Announces "Champions Day" at the Great New York State Fair to Honor Maine-Endwell Little League World Champions 
08/29/2016Governor Cuomo Announces 26 Winners of the Dairy Products Competition at the 2016 Great New York State Fair 
08/29/2016Agriculture Commissioner Celebrates New York Thoroughbred Horse Racing on New York Showcase Day at Saratoga Race Course 
08/26/201650th Anniversary of Music History at the Fair to be Celebrated with Special Performance from 100 Year-Old “Carousel Queen” Organ 
08/26/2016Governor Cuomo Announces New Taste NY Market at the 2016 Barclays Golf Tournament on Long Island 
08/25/2016Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Celebrates Thoroughbred Horse Racing on NY Showcase Day at Saratoga Race Course 
08/25/2016Governor Cuomo Kicks Off the 2016 Great New York State Fair and Celebrates the Fairgrounds' Historic $50 Million Transformation 
08/23/2016What’s New at the Great New York State Fair This Year? 
08/23/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Wyoming County Agricultural Business Center In Warsaw 
08/22/2016NYS Departments of Labor and Agriculture and Markets Announce That Ride Inspections Are Underway at the Great New York State Fair 
08/22/2016Bigger, More Exciting Wade Shows Midway Features New Roller Coaster, Modern Version of Double Ferris Wheel 
08/22/2016State Fair and Partners Urge Fairgoers to Take Advantage of New Parking Opportunities in Response to Significant Parking Lot Changes 
08/19/2016Agriculture Commissioner Urges Swine Owners to Adhere to Best Practices to Prevent Spread of Disease 
08/18/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Two Free Symphoria Concerts at Lakeview Amphitheater During the 2016 Great New York State Fair 
08/18/2016Celebrate New York’s Dairy Industry at the Great New York State Fair’s 40th Annual Dairy Day, August 29 
08/17/2016Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Returns to the 2016 Great New York State Fair 
08/16/2016Centro and the Great New York State Fair Announce Restoration of Shoppingtown Mall Park-n-Ride Location to the Fair 
08/16/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $18 Million Awarded Through Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program 
08/15/2016“World of Horses” Exhibit at the 2016 Great New York State Fair Celebrates Equestrian Athletes Competing in Olympic Games and Showcases New York’s Equine Industry 
08/11/2016Agriculture Commissioner Encourages Horse Owners to Use Best Practices to Minimize Risk of West Nile Virus 
08/11/2016Governor Cuomo Congratulates Suffolk County Farm as Recipient of the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Management Award 
08/11/2016Governor Cuomo Launches New York State Grown & Certified Food Program 
08/10/2016Governor Cuomo Congratulates Winners of the 2016 Governor's Cup Wine Competition 
08/09/2016Celebrate Beef Day at the Great New York State Fair with Cook-Offs, Contests and Kids Activities 
08/09/2016New Baseball and Football Challenges at the Great New York State Fair Bring Out the Best in Young Athletes 
08/09/2016Media Advisory: New York State Celebrates Grand Opening of Lock E-13 Living History Rest Area 
08/04/2016Governor Cuomo Announces New Taste NY Market at the 2016 Great New York State Fair 
08/03/2016Governor Cuomo Directs DEC to Issue Heightened Drought Warning for Western New York 
08/03/2016Butterflies From Around the World Debut at the 2016 Great New York State Fair 
08/02/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Tours Thoroughbred Horse Farms to Highlight Importance to the Agriculture Industry 
08/01/2016Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Highlights Importance of Horse Racing to Agriculture Industry 
08/01/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Market at Todd Hill Sales Up More Than 30 Percent 
08/01/2016The Great New York State Fair Brings First-Ever Kosher Food Booth to the 2016 Fair 
07/26/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Largest Midway in Great New York State Fair History 
07/22/2016Empire State Development and State Department of Agriculture and Markets Encourage New Yorkers and Visitors to Attend Tapped: Craft Beer Festival at Barclays Center in Brooklyn 
07/21/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Expanded Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program 
07/20/2016Governor Cuomo Encourages New York's County Fairs to Apply for $5 Million Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program 
07/19/2016Nickelodeon Show “Paw Patrol” Brings Adventure to Fans at the 2016 Great New York State Fair in Only Northeastern Appearance 
07/19/2016Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet Today, July 19, 2016 
07/19/2016Great Reviews for the Revitalized New York State Fairgrounds as the Syracuse Nationals Hosts a Record-Breaking Show 
07/18/2016Registration for the 2016 Women’s Day Luncheon Is Underway at the Great New York State Fair 
07/15/2016Drought Watch Issued for New York 
07/15/2016Governor Cuomo Announces the Return of the Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show to the New York State Fairgrounds 
07/12/2016Agriculture Commissioner Highlights Success of National Holstein Convention During Its Return to New York State 
07/12/2016Performers from across New York State Will Sing the National Anthem at the 2016 Great New York State Fair 
07/12/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $13.1 Million for Agricultural Water Quality Conservation Projects 
07/11/2016Governor Cuomo Announces the Opening of the New Lock E-13 Living History Rest Area in the Mohawk Valley 
07/11/2016Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week to Be Held July 10-16 
07/11/2016It’s a Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Between Two Slices of Bread: The 2016 Great New York State Fair Debuts the New York Harvester 
07/08/2016New York State Reminds Horse Owners to Take Preventative Measures to Protect Against Equine Infectious Anemia 
07/07/2016Governor Cuomo Announces 750,000 Additional Working Families Now Eligible for Nutrition Assistance 
06/30/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Advance Ticket Sales for the 2016 Great New York State Fair Begin July 1 Online and in Stores Statewide 
06/28/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Taste NY Partnership with Minor League Baseball Teams 
06/28/2016July 5 Deadline Approaching for Arts and Crafts Competitions at the Great New York State Fair 
06/28/2016Daughtry to Rock Chevy Court in Final 8 P.M. Show of the Season at the Great New York State Fair 
06/24/2016NY State of Health and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Partner to Encourage Health Insurance Enrollment at Farmers' Markets Throughout the State 
06/24/2016‘Real Housewife’ Teresa Giudice Appears at the Great New York State Fair 
06/24/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Expanded “Taste NY Pavilion” at the Summer Fancy Food Show 
06/24/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Recommendations From New York State Pollinator Task Force 
06/24/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Maple Syrup Production in New York Increases Nearly 18 Percent 
06/23/2016Media Advisory: New York State Announces Recommendations of the State Pollinator Task Force 
06/22/2016Pedal to the Great New York State Fair on “Ride for $5” Day Aug. 31 
06/21/2016Empire State Development and Department of Agriculture & Markets Announce Heritage Radio Network to Promote New York State’s Craft Beverage Industry This Summer 
06/20/2016Pollinator Awareness Week Proclaimed in New York State 
06/20/2016Dashboard Confessional to Perform at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair Saturday, August 27 
06/16/2016Agriculture Commissioner Joins the Great American Milk Drive in Celebration of Dairy Month 
06/15/2016Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Joins the Great American Milk Drive to Benefit Children and Families in Need 
06/14/2016Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement to Modernize New York's Alcoholic Beverage Control Law 
06/13/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $12 Million for Downstate Gas Station Resiliency and Storm Hardening 
06/13/2016New Permits Available for Forest Products Industry Working within Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Area. 
06/13/2016Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet June 21, 2016 
06/10/2016Pop Star Rachel Platten Brings ‘Fight Song’ to the Stage at Chevy Court Sept. 3, Along with a Great Big World 
06/09/2016Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $17 Million in Funding To Restore and Enhance Historic Niagara Falls State Park 
06/09/2016Brian Wilson to Recreate All-Time Classic Album “Pet Sounds” in Chevy Court Performance with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin 
06/09/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Alcohol Beverage Production Credit Expanded to Include Wine, Spirits and Cider Industries 
06/08/2016Ithaca’s X Ambassadors Rock Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair Sept. 3 
06/08/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $743,000 In Grants to Support New York State Agribusiness 
06/06/2016A Tribe Called Red to Highlight Six Nations Day Performances on Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair 
06/03/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Nine Pin Ciderworks to Expand Craft Beverage Manufacturing Operations in Albany 
06/03/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Start of Construction on New Taste NY Long Island Welcome Center 
06/02/2016Entries Rolling In from across the State for “Star Spangled Challenge” Competition at the Great New York State Fair 
05/31/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Lifts Ban on Poultry Competitions and Exhibits at Fairs Throughout New York State 
05/27/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $1.1 Million to Support the Development of the Agricultural Industry 
05/27/2016Commissioner Ball Congratulates Student Winners of the New York State Envirothon Competition 
05/26/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $36 Million in Projects to Restore Historic Jones Beach State Park 
05/25/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Milestone in Sweeping $50 Million Transformation of the New York State Fairgrounds 
05/24/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights ‘Farm to Fork’ Tours as Opportunity to Connect Producers to New Markets 
05/23/2016DEC Announces Sixth Annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week 
05/23/2016Agriculture Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Sell to Licensed Farm Product Dealers for Protection Against Non-Payment 
05/19/2016“Star Spangled Challenge” National Anthem Competition Returns to the Great New York State Fair 
05/18/2016OGS Announces New York Schools Committing At Least $2.1 Million in USDA Funding to Buy Local Fruits and Vegetables 
05/18/2016Pop Superstar Kesha to End Opening Day with A Non-Stop Party at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
05/17/2016Three Days Grace to Rock the Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair Aug. 31 
05/17/2016Agriculture Commissioner Announces $163,600 for Farmland Protection Planning 
05/13/2016Empire State Development and Department of Agriculture & Markets Announce the Farm to Shaker Tasting and Taste NY Spirit Competition to Take Place in Rochester Saturday 
05/13/2016Governor Cuomo Announces New Revolving Loan Program to Assist Finger Lakes Agricultural Industry 
05/11/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Start of Construction on Foodlink's New Community Kitchen in Rochester 
05/10/2016Governor Cuomo Announces 9% Increase in New York Honey Production In 2015 
05/09/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $500,000 FreshConnect Food Box Program in the Finger Lakes and New York City 
05/05/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $23 Million in Savings to Farmers Through Agricultural Land Assessment Cap 
05/04/2016Reggae Rockers Magic! Take the Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 
05/03/2016Agriculture Commissioner Congratulates Hudson Valley Distillers on National Award 
05/03/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Awards from $20 Million Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program 
05/02/2016Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Tours Hudson Valley Distillers, Congratulates Producers on National Award 
05/02/2016Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Announces Farmland Protection Awards 
04/29/2016Governor Cuomo Highlights Arbor Day with Tree Planting Event in Capital Region 
04/29/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking on City of Rochester Public Market Renovation Project 
04/28/2016One of Rap’s Top Artists, Flo Rida, to Perform at the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Thursday, Sept. 1 
04/27/2016Last Chance to Score a Deal on 2016 Great New York State Fair Tickets as Fair Holds One-Day “Cinco De Mayo” Sale 
04/22/2016Empire State Development Announces New Savor The Bronx Breweries and Distilleries Trolley Tour 
04/21/2016Rock Super Group Toto Brings Classic Hits, New Music to Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair Aug. 26 
04/19/2016From Poultry to Poetry, Talent to Trees, the Great New York State Fair’s Competitions Give Everyone a Chance to Compete 
04/18/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $1.4 Million in Climate Resilient Grant Funding During Earth Week 
04/15/2016Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet April 19, 2016 
04/15/2016Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Celebrates Earth Week, Announces Funding to Help Farmers Deal with Impacts of Climate Change 
04/13/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group Recommendations 
04/12/2016Media Advisory: New York State Announces Recommendations to Expand Opportunities for Beverage Industry 
04/11/2016Online Reservations Now Being Accepted for New Empire RV Park at the New York State Fairgrounds 
04/08/2016Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings into the Great New York State Fair to Open the Chevy Court Concert Series 
04/06/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Taste NY Partnership with Baldor Specialty Foods 
04/05/2016Governor Cuomo Highlights Success of Buy NY Program to Increase Procurement of Local Foods in State Facilities 
04/01/2016Calling All Food Trucks: Great New York State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition Is Accepting Entries 
03/31/2016The Great New York State Fair Launches ’44 for the Fair’ Contest After Syracuse’s Run Busts Brackets for Basketball Fans 
03/31/2016Music Icons Culture Club to Perform at the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court 
03/28/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Excellent Compliance Rates With Invasive Species Regulations 
03/24/2016Governor Cuomo Announces First Projects Awarded Under The $5 Million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program 
03/23/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Funding to Increase Local Foods in Schools 
03/23/2016Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Makes Announcement 
03/17/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Enjoy One of the State’s Sweetest Products during Upcoming ‘Maple Weekends’ 
03/16/2016Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet March 17, 2016 
03/15/2016Statement from State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on National Agriculture Day 
03/14/2016First-Ever Farmers’ Market Manager Certification Program Launches Today 
03/14/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $26 Million Available for Farmland Protection Projects Across New York State 
03/10/2016Empire State Development Announces Agri-Mark, Inc. to Invest Nearly $30 Million to Modernize Manufacturing Facility Upstate 
03/04/2016New York State Announces Taste NY Experience Returns to the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York 
03/02/2016Legendary Rock Band Chicago to Perform at the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court 
02/23/2016Celebrate ‘Halfway to the Great New York State Fair’ with Admission Tickets at Special Price 
02/18/2016Governor Cuomo Unveils New Taste NY Alliance With Barclays Center in Brooklyn 
02/18/2016New York State Partners with Barclays Center to Open First Taste NY Bar 
02/12/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Participation of New York State Wineries at Northeast's Largest Wine Expo 
02/11/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Think ‘Taste NY’ for Valentine’s Day 
02/10/2016New York State Research and Testing Laboratories Host Tech Valley High School Students 
02/09/2016Tech Valley High School Students Get Hands-On Learning Opportunity at New York State Research and Testing Laboratories 
02/03/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Application Open for Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program 
02/02/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Reminds Consumers Freshconnect Checks Are Being Accepted at Winter Farmers’ Markets for the First Time 
02/02/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of New Gotham Greens Greenhouse Facility in Queens 
01/29/2016Empire State Development Announces the Grand Opening and Expansion of Field Goods in Greene County 
01/28/2016Governor Cuomo Announces $11 Million Available to Assist Farmers with Water Quality Protection Projects 
01/25/2016Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement to Protect 800 Acres of Farm and Forestland in the Taconic Mountains 
01/25/2016The Great New York State Fair is Accepting Applications for 2016 Fair Entertainment Acts and Musical Performers 
01/15/2016Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet January 19, 2016 
01/09/201611th Proposal of Governor Cuomo's 2016 Agenda: Revitalize Upstate Infrastructure to Stimulate Economy and Modernize Regional Assets 
01/07/2016State Agriculture Commissioner Announces 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to Strengthen New York’s Agricultural Industry 

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