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Agriculture Press Releases

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07/25/2014Women’s Day at the Great New York State Fair Takes Place August 27 
07/25/2014Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Food Safety and Metrology Laboratory Wins "Nation's Healthiest Lab Award" 
07/24/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Formation of NY Craft Brewer Workgroup to Deliver Recommendations on Furthering the Growth of the State's Craft Beer Industry 
07/22/2014Governor Cuomo Announces the Beginning Of Online Sales for State Fair Tickets 
07/22/2014Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Creating St. Lawrence Wine Trail 
07/22/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million Available to Western New York Farmers 
07/22/2014Onondaga County Youth Horse Show at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
07/16/2014Teen Pop, Rock, and Dance Music Performances Highlight Midway Music Series Stage at the Great New York State Fair 
07/14/2014Governor Cuomo Announces the Great New York State Fair and I Love New York Partner to Boost Tourism in Central NY This Summer 
07/14/2014Department Of Agriculture and Markets Selects Ovations Food Services to Manage the Food and Beverage Areas at the Great New York State Fair and Empire Expo Center 
07/14/2014Country Music Legend John Anderson is Swingin’ into the Great New York State Fair’s Midway Music Series Stage 
07/11/2014State and Local Partners to Host Informational Meeting about PED in Geneva on July 29 
07/10/2014Former “The Voice” Stars Perform at State Fair’s Midway Music Stage 
07/07/2014Governor Cuomo Announces First Invasive Species Awareness Week 
07/07/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $1.5 Million Available Through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program 
07/03/2014It’s Time to Get Your Advance Sale Tickets to the Great New York State Fair 
07/02/2014State Fair’s Labor Day “Summer Send-Off” Features the Return of Fireworks, Sponsored by National Grid 
07/01/2014New Events in New York State Fair’s Empire Theater Feature Former “Brady Bunch” Kids Reunion, Comedians from “Chelsea Lately” Finale 
07/01/2014Singer-Songwriter Phillip Phillips Comes to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
07/01/2014First-Ever New York Yogurt Bar to Premiere at the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
06/27/2014Roar! The Prehistoric Past Comes Alive in the Great New York State Fair’s New Dinosaurs Exhibit 
06/27/2014NYS Council on Food Policy to Host the Third in a Series of Listening Tour Events and Annual Summer Meeting on July 23 in Buffalo 
06/27/2014Governor Cuomo Announces New York is 2014 Second Highest Producer of Maple Syrup 
06/27/2014The Neighbourhood Brings Intense, Dreamy Rock to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
06/26/2014Governor Cuomo Highlights Nearly Four Dozen Upcoming County Fairs Across New York State 
06/25/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $13.8 Million to Improve Water Quality at More Than 200 Farms Across The State 
06/25/2014The Great New York Fair Announces Huge First-Time Specials for Fairgoers at the All-New Midway, Operated by Wade Shows 
06/24/201490’s R&B Takes Center Stage When Bell Biv Devoe Performs at Chevy Court Aug. 30 
06/24/2014Dozens of Craft Beers, Hundreds of Horses at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
06/24/2014Pop Duo Mkto to Perform at Chevy Court during the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
06/24/2014NYS Maple Producers Association has Big Plans for the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
06/23/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Weekly Taste NY at Saratoga Race Course 
06/23/2014Commissioner: 'Tis the Strawberry Season here in New York State 
06/18/2014Genre-Hopping Musician Uncle Kracker to Play Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
06/18/2014Statement from New York State Veterinarian David Smith on the New PED Vaccine 
06/17/2014Uproar Festival Brings a Full Day of Hard Rock to the State Fair Grandstand 
06/16/2014Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Legislation to Support New York Craft Beverage Producers 
06/16/2014Jason Derulo Promises a Night of Hot Music at Chevy Court at the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
06/13/2014Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner to Celebrate Dairy Month with Dairy Plant Tour in Madison County 
06/13/2014Governor Cuomo Congratulates Winners of State Fair Commercial Wine Competition 
06/12/2014Year-Round Farmers’ Market Comes To SUNY Plaza 
06/12/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Sales Tax Exemption on Winery Tastings and $350,000 for Hops and Malting Barley Research 
06/12/2014Chart-Topping Country Group Eli Young Band to Perform at Chevy Court during the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
06/11/2014Statement from State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on FDA Enforcement of a Ban on the Use of Wood to Age Cheeses 
06/09/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Taste NY Market at Todd Hill Rest Area on Taconic State Parkway 
06/06/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Spring and Summer Farmers’ Markets, Nursery Growers and Greenhouses Now Available on Open Data Website 
06/06/2014Night Ranger to Rock Chevy Court Crowd at the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
06/06/2014New York State Fair Named One of America’s Top State Fairs by Yahoo! Travel 
06/05/2014Commissioner Ball Participates in New York Farm Bureau Foundation’s “Feed the Hungry” Program to Provide an Interactive Learning Experience for 3rd Graders on Agriculture 
06/05/2014New York State Fair Wins Award for Contributions in Promoting the State’s History and Announces Brand New Exhibit for 2014 Highlighting Shipwrecks Across the State 
06/04/2014Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Sell to Licensed Dealers 
06/03/2014Governor Cuomo Thanks New York's Hard Working Dairy Industry and Celebrates June as Dairy Month in New York State 
06/03/2014Indie Rockers Young the Giant to Play Chevy Court at the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
05/30/2014Reminder: Kid Rock Tickets Go On Sale Saturday Morning 
05/29/2014The Bacon Brothers Bring Celebrity, Rock & Roll to Chevy Court during the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
05/28/2014Smash Mouth to Put on All-Star Show at Chevy Court during the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
05/27/2014Department of Agriculture and Markets Solicits Applications for Agricultural Environmental Management Award 
05/27/2014Governor Cuomo Announces New York State is Top Yogurt Producer in the Nation 
05/27/2014Three Department of Agriculture and Markets Directors Elected As Presidents of National Food Safety and Dairy Organizations 
05/23/2014Thruway Authority Announces the Return of Thruway Farmers Markets 
05/23/2014Kid Rock Brings Rap, Rock, and Country to the Great New York State Fair Grandstand 
05/22/2014Reminder: Tickets for Pitbull Concert Go On Sale Friday Morning 
05/22/2014Barenaked Ladies to Play Opening Night at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
05/21/2014Governor Cuomo Thanks USDA Secretary Vilsack for Swift Action on Approval to Combat Invasive Species in Finger Lakes National Forest 
05/21/2014With Three Months to Go, the Great New York State Fair Gears Up to Put on a Top Notch Show for Nearly One Million Tourists this Summer 
05/19/2014Commissioner Announces Industry Stakeholders to Attend “Farm to Fork” Tours This Week as Part of Beef Month in New York State 
05/19/2014Veterans Groups’ Watchfire Marks Memorial Day Weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds 
05/19/2014Country Music and TV Star Kellie Pickler to Open Chevy Court for the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
05/16/2014DEC Announces Fourth Annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week 
05/16/2014Reality Show Couples Talk About Their Lives and Relationships at the Great New York State Fair 
05/16/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY to Co-Sponsor Rare Beer Fest at the Brooklyn Brewery on June 5 
05/15/2014Empire State Development Announces Agrana Fruit Is Now Open for Business in Central New York 
05/15/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $350,000 in Awards Under the Freshconnect Farmers' Market Program 
05/14/2014State Departments of Labor and Agriculture and Markets Partner to Fill 300 Jobs at Upcoming New York State Fair 
05/14/2014Capital District Community Gardens Launches ‘Virtual Veggie Mobile’ 
05/14/2014Governor Cuomo Hosts Second Tourism Summit; Expands Unprecedented Commitment to Growing Tourism Industry 
05/14/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $20.5 Million Available for Farmland Protection 
05/12/2014Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Confirmed in Allegany State Park 
05/12/2014Governor Cuomo Announces 34 Taste NY Craft Distillers to Participate at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic 
05/09/2014Pitbull Brings The Party to The State Fair Grandstand Stage Saturday, August 23 
05/08/2014Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Will Rock The Chevy Court Stage During The 2014 New York State Fair 
05/08/2014NYS Council on Food Policy to Host the Second in a Series of Listening Tour Events on May 28th at SUNY Potsdam 
05/08/2014Two Horse Shows Highlight This Weekend’s Events at the New York State Fairgrounds 
05/07/2014The Doobie Brothers Long Train Runs to Chevy Court on Labor Day at the Great New York State Fair 
05/07/2014Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Bring ‘Something Good’ to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
05/06/2014Listeria monocytogenes Contamination in Raw Milk in Orange County 
05/06/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Unanimous Confirmation of Richard A. Ball as Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Markets 
05/05/2014New York State Fair to Suspend Piglets and Sows Exhibit and Competition for 2014 
05/02/2014Bubble Blast 5k Run Moves to the New York State Fair in 2014 
05/02/2014Reminder: Tickets for Carrie Underwood at the State Fair Grandstand Go On Sale Saturday Morning 
05/01/2014Advisory: Fun Fundraising Run Moves to State Fair 
04/29/2014Spas, Pools, and Barbecues Available at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
04/25/2014Governor Cuomo Celebrates Arbor Day in New York State by Awarding Nearly $800,000 in Urban Forestry Grants 
04/25/2014Country Superstar Carrie Underwood to Rock the Grandstand Stage August 27 
04/24/2014Reminder: Tickets for Journey with Cheap Trick at the New York State Fair Grandstand Go On Sale Saturday Morning 
04/24/2014Department of Agriculture and Markets Specialists Begin Tests to Ensure Consumers Get What They Pay for When They Buy Propane to Heat Their Homes 
04/24/2014New York State Fair Competitions Offer Thousands a Chance to Show Their Best Work 
04/22/2014CNY FEIS Brings Irish Step-Dancing Competition to the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
04/16/2014Obstructed View Tickets Now Available for Jason Aldean at the Great New York State Fair Grandstand 
04/16/2014Governor Cuomo Encourages Shoppers to Use the Pride of NY Website to Search for Made in New York Items for Easter This Weekend 
04/15/2014New York State Will Broaden Search for New Management of the State Fair and Conduct a Comprehensive Review of Year-Round Operations 
04/11/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $790,000 in Federal Funding to Prevent Invasive Species on Agricultural Lands 
04/11/2014Spring Carousel Shows Dairy Industry’s Best at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
04/10/2014Journey, One of Rock’s Greatest Bands, To Play the New York State Fair Grandstand 
04/10/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Reforms Implemented Following the 2014 Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit 
04/08/2014Governor Cuomo Hosts Second New York State Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit 
04/04/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Funding for Protecting Integrity of Ft. Drum 
04/04/2014Reminder: Tickets on Sale This Weekend for Train with the Wallflowers 
04/03/2014Shriners Bring the Circus to the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
04/03/2014Request for Proposals Issued to Operate State Fair Restaurants Year-Round 
03/28/2014Reminder: Tickets for Brad Paisley’s State Fair Grandstand Concert Go on Sale Tomorrow 
03/28/2014Train Pulls in to the Great New York State Fair Grandstand on August 26 
03/28/2014Departments of Labor and Agriculture and Markets Announce Two Recruitment Events to Fill 400 Positions at the New York State Fair 
03/27/2014Dog Show Puts Canines through Their Paces at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
03/21/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY to Occupy the 19Th Hole at the Empire Golf Expo From March 28 to 30 in Albany 
03/21/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $1.1 Million Federal Funding for Specialty Crop Research, Safety and Promotion 
03/21/2014Reminder: “Taste NY” Craft New York Beer Fest Takes Place Tomorrow in Albany 
03/18/2014Syracuse Motorama Brings Classic Cars to the State Fairgrounds 
03/17/2014Cazenovia Native Chef Anne Burrell Brings Her Savory Cooking Skills to the Great New York State Fair 
03/17/2014The Great New York State Fair Holds Public Design Competition for a New Fair Float for a Re-Energized Daily Parade 
03/17/2014Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
03/14/2014Governor Cuomo Announces more than 100 Restaurants take Pride of NY Pledge 
03/12/2014Home and Garden Show at the Fairgrounds Offers One-Stop Shopping for All Your Home Needs 
03/12/2014Department of Agriculture and Markets Announces Wade Shows Selected as New Operator of the Midway at the Great New York State Fair 
03/11/2014Governor Cuomo Welcomes Brad Paisley to the State Fair’s Grandstand This Summer 
03/06/2014Motorsports Expo at the Fairgrounds Marks the Beginning of the 2014 Upstate Auto Racing Season 
03/04/2014Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Gear Up for Maple Weekend Events During the Month of March 
03/04/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $330,000 in Funding Available Under FreshConnect Farmers’ Market Program 
03/03/2014Media Advisory: Five New York City Restaurants Pledge to Increase Their Use of Local Agricultural Products by Over 10 Percent 
03/03/2014Governor Cuomo Announces First Ever Interagency Task Force on Agriculture 
02/28/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Experience to Take Place at International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York 
02/28/2014John Kay & Steppenwolf Will Take Chevy Court on a ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ at the 2014 Great New York State Fair 
02/27/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Tickets Now on Sale for the Taste NY Craft New York Beer Fest in Albany on March 22 
02/26/2014Governor Cuomo Announces New Taste NY Store Set for Summer Launch 
02/25/2014Commissioner Calls for Dairy Promotion Board Nominations 
02/21/2014The Great New York State Fair Hits the Halfway Mark with Huge Advancements Promoting New York State Agriculture as its Centerpiece 
02/19/2014Governor Cuomo Welcomes one of the Largest Farm Shows in the Northeast to the State Fairgrounds Beginning February 20 
02/14/2014Governor Cuomo Welcomes Nine Pin Cider Works in Albany as the First Licensed Farm Cidery in New York State 
02/12/2014NYS Council on Food Policy to Host the First in a Series of Listening Tour Events on February 26 at the New York State Fairgrounds 
02/12/2014Think Summer at the CNY Boat Show at the Fairgrounds This Week 
02/07/2014Reminder: Tickets On Sale Saturday, February 8 for Jason Aldean at the Grandstand 
02/04/2014Watch Deputy Secretary Patrick Hooker Discuss the Surge in Farm-based Beverage Licenses 
02/04/2014Brewfest at the Fairgrounds Offers a Chance to Try Something New 
02/03/2014Governor Cuomo Highlights Economic Benefits of Super Bowl XLVIII 
02/03/2014Governor Cuomo Announces 72 Percent Increase in Taste NY Farm-Based Beverage Licenses Since 2011 
02/01/2014Governor Cuomo Announces Jason Aldean Brings 'Burn It Down Tour' to State Fair's Grandstand This Summer 
01/29/2014Governor Cuomo Unveils Details of Onondaga Lake Revitalization Program That Will Create Economic Opportunity in Surrounding Communities 
01/29/2014Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Reclaims Its Status as the Third Highest Producer of Milk in the Nation 
01/28/2014Department of Agriculture and Markets Reminds Farmers of the March 15 Deadline to Purchase Crop Insurance 
01/24/2014Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Presence in Super Bowl XLVIII 
01/23/2014The Great Outdoors Comes to the Great Indoors at the Fairgrounds 
01/17/2014Statement from Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on the Appointment of Chris Watkins as Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension 
01/16/2014Ag and Markets Produces New Video on Digesters and Dairy Acceleration Program 
01/14/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $21 Million to Create Economic Opportunity for Dairy Farmers Statewide 
01/13/2014Governor Cuomo Announces $12 Million Available to Protect Water Quality and Make New York's Farms Safer and Cleaner 
01/09/2014Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Strengthen Oversight of Pet Dealers in New York State 
01/09/2014Governor Cuomo Nominates Richard A. Ball as Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets 

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