Department of Agriculture & Markets


Agriculture Press Releases

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08/31/2015The Great New York State Fair Nominated in USA Today’s 10best Readers’choice Travel Award Contest 
08/29/2015Statement: The Great New York State Fair Announces Reopening of Comet II Roller Coaster 
08/28/2015Governor Cuomo Launches New Mobile App and Refreshed Website For the Great New York State Fair 
08/26/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Designation of New Americans Day at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/25/2015Governor Cuomo Highlights Administration Participation at the Great New York State Fair 
08/25/2015“Get One, and Give One Too” Campaign at the Great New York State Fair’s Rainbow Milk Bar Will Provide Donations to Local Food Banks 
08/25/2015Advisory: The Great New York State Fair Offers Annual Media Tour of What’s New for 2015 
08/24/2015From Cookies to Cheeseburgers to Chutney, State Fair's New Recipe Book Rounds up the Best of the Best 
08/24/2015The Great New York State Fair Offers Free Admission for Older New Yorkers Age 60 and Over on Senior Citizens’ Days Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1 
08/24/2015The Great New York State Fair Brings Talent to Its Many Stages 
08/24/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet in Albany 
08/22/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Hosts Taste NY Culinary Tour on Long Island to Connect Restaurateurs with Regional Producers and Growers 
08/21/2015Celebrate Amtrak Train Days at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/21/2015Agriculture Commissioner Continues State’s Taste NY Culinary Tours on Long Island 
08/21/2015Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Labor and Health Announce Joint Initiatives to Help Agriculture Employers Understand and Comply With the Law 
08/20/2015State Fair Announces Traffic Management Plan for First Concert in Lakeview Amphitheater 
08/20/2015Jason Derulo Brings Hot New Music to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
08/18/2015Thirteen Exciting Rides Join the Wade Shows Midway at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/14/2015Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Lift Burdens on Craft Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries 
08/13/2015Citizen Preparedness Corps Training at the 2015 Great New York State Fair Kicks off National Preparedness Month 
08/13/2015Senator Gillibrand to Keynote 2015 Great New York State Fair Women’s Day Luncheon 
08/12/2015Governor Cuomo Congratulates Winners of 2015 Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 
08/12/2015Governor Cuomo Congratulates Cortland County Farm as Recipient of the 2015 Agricultural Environmental Management Award 
08/11/2015Statement from Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner on Meghan Trainor’s Tour Cancellation 
08/10/2015Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Beef Day at the Great New York State Fair, Tuesday, September 1 
08/10/2015New Memorial to War Dogs to Be Unveiled in Veterans Memorial Park on Armed Forces Day during the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/07/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Winners in the State Fair's New "Star Spangled Challenge" 
08/07/2015New Gladiolus Arrangement and Poetry Competitions Come to the Great New York State Fair 
08/05/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Funding for More Than Two Dozen Projects to Improve the Water Quality of Lake Ontario 
08/05/2015Pollinator Task Force to Meet 
08/03/2015Governor Cuomo Highlights Savings to Craft Distilleries Across New York State 
08/03/2015It’s Down to the Final Week of Voting for the Great New York State Fair’s New “Star Spangled Challenge” 
07/31/2015New York State Holds Emergency Response Exercise to Prepare for Avian Influenza and Protect the State’s Poultry Industry 
07/29/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights New York State’s Blueberry Season 
07/27/2015Celebrate New York Dairy on Dairy Day, August 31, at the Great New York State Fair 
07/27/2015The Great New York State Fair’s Group Sales Program Offers Affordable Fun for Businesses and Organizations 
07/24/2015Agriculture Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Sell to Licensed Product Dealers for Protection against Non-Payment 
07/21/2015Olivia Somerlyn and Who Is Fancy, Meghan Trainor’s Opening Acts, to Play Chevy Court 
07/17/2015State Advisory Council on Agriculture to Meet in Albany 
07/17/2015Pop Sensation Fifth Harmony Set to Ignite the Chevy Court Stage Sept. 4 at the Great New York State Fair 
07/16/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Newest Taste NY Stores Open at Service Areas Across the State 
07/16/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Enrollment for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program Underway 
07/15/2015The Jacksons Bring Some of Pop and Soul Music’s Greatest Hits to Chevy Court Stage Sept. 5 at the Great New York State Fair 
07/14/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Adirondack Decontamination Stations to Prevent Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species 
07/13/2015Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Partnerships to Support the State’s Growing Beverage Industry 
07/13/2015Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $350,000 Available to Help Low-Income Families and Veterans Access Healthy Foods 
07/10/2015New York State Announces New Initiatives to Connect New York State Schools to Local Growers and Producers 
07/10/2015Oh, Say Can You Sing the National Anthem at the Great New York State Fair? 
07/07/2015Patti Labelle, Hank Williams Jr. and Jim Gaffigan Headline Final Grandstand Lineup at the Great New York State Fair 
07/06/2015Fultonville, New York’s Own Sawyer Fredericks to Headline Chevy Court Concert at the Great New York State Fair 
07/02/2015Governor Cuomo Announces First Taste NY Partnership with Minor League Baseball 
07/02/2015Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Pride Day at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
07/02/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights County Fair Season Now Underway Across New York State 
07/01/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Advance Ticket Sales For the 2015 Great New York State Fair Begin July 13 
07/01/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Nine New York State Companies Receive Prestigious sofi Award at this Year's Summer Fancy Food Show 
06/26/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces an Expanded “Taste NY Pavilion” at the Summer Fancy Food Show 
06/26/2015The New York State Council on Food Policy to Hold its Annual Summer Meeting in Brooklyn on July 15 
06/25/2015New York State Congratulates Schoharie County on the Upcoming Launch of its Beverage Trail 
06/25/2015California Pop Rockers R5 Perform Final Afternoon Show of Great Chevy Court Season on Sunday, Sept. 6 
06/23/2015Agriculture Comissioner Joins the Valleycats in Celebration of Their 2015 Season with a “From Their Field to Ours” Taste NY Partnership 
06/23/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Maple Syrup Production in New York Hits 70-Year High 
06/23/2015Pop Icon Nate Ruess’ Solo Tour Comes to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair August 30 
06/19/2015Country Star Cole Swindell Will Be “Chillin’ It” at Chevy Court Aug. 31 during the Great New York State Fair 
06/19/2015Wood Products Development Council to Meet in Syracuse 
06/17/2015Empire State Development Announces Angry Orchard Groundbreaking in Walden 
06/17/2015Buckcherry to Rock Hard with Classic and New Music at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
06/15/2015New York State Celebrates Pollinator Awareness Week 2015 
06/12/2015New York State Congratulates Tuthilltown Spirits on Its 10th Anniversary 
06/12/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet in Utica 
06/11/20156,000 Horses, $12 Million in Annual Economic Impact from Equestrian Events at the New York State Fairgrounds 
06/11/2015Country Star Joe Nichols Brings His #1 Hits to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
06/10/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $2 Million in Funding For the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program 
06/09/2015It’ll Be a Rock N’ Roll Party at Chevy Court When Bowzer Returns to the Great New York State Fair on Senior Day 
06/04/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights First-Year Record Sales and Expanded Programming at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill 
06/02/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Regulations to Prevent Spread of Avian Influenza in Poultry in New York State 
05/29/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Congratulates Former Director of Milk Control Alfred R. Place on First-Ever Hall of Fame Award 
05/29/2015The Swon Brothers, Finalists on “The Voice,” Perform on Chevy Court Sunday, August 30 
05/27/2015Legendary Steve Miller Band to Rock Chevy Court on the Final Sunday of the Great New York State Fair 
05/22/2015Syracuse’s Strong Hearts Café Will Open First Vegan/Vegetarian Stand at the Great New York State Fair 
05/21/2015Hot Country Duo Dan + Shay to Perform on Chevy Court on Saturday, August 29 
05/20/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Recipients of New Farmers Grant Fund to Support Agribusiness across New York State 
05/19/2015New York State Proactively Bans All Fowl Competitions at the Great New York State Fair and All County Fairs to Safeguard against Avian Flu 
05/19/2015Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Streamline Farming Regulations 
05/19/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights New York Beef Council “Farm to Fork” Tours as Opportunity to Connect Producers to Consumers 
05/15/2015Taste NY Market at Todd Hill to Host Nancy Fuller, Star of Food Network’s Farmhouse Rules 
05/14/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Efforts to Slow Spread of Emerald Ash Borer Across New York State 
05/11/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Grant Funds to Promote Soil Health and Encourage Crop Yields 
05/05/2015Agriculture Commissioner Highlights the Cabbage Industry as One of the Unsung Heroes of New York Agriculture 
05/01/2015Cinco De Mayo Celebration: $5 Tickets to the Great New York State Fair 
05/01/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball Wishes the Three Competing New York Thoroughbreds Well on the Eve of the Kentucky Derby 
04/30/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $600,000 in Federal Funding to Support and Grow New York State’s Specialty Crops 
04/29/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Culinary Institute of America as Education Partner For Taste NY Program 
04/29/2015Great New York State Fair Announces Public Workshop to Gather Input on Planned Transformation of Fairgrounds 
04/28/2015New York State Fair Alerts Meghan Trainor Fans to Online Phony Ticket Sales for Free Concert at Chevy Court 
04/27/2015Arbor Day Celebrated in New York State 
04/27/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of First in the Nation Pilot Program Providing Immigrants Free English Training Via Mobile Phones 
04/23/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Taskforce to Develop Pollinator Protection Plan to Protect New York's Agricultural Economy 
04/16/2015Governor Cuomo Announces 59% Growth in NY Craft Beer Industry in One Year 
04/15/2015Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Raw Milk in Sullivan County 
04/09/2015State Agriculture and Health Commissioners Announce New Opportunities for Farm Stands Across New York 
04/09/2015Revitalized Six Nations Day Will Bring Iroquois’ Story to Wider Audience at 2015 Great New York State Fair 
04/08/2015Connecting Communities to Fresh Food and Healthy Eating, Acting State Health Commissioner Makes Capital Roots a Stop on Statewide Tour to Fight Obesity 
04/08/2015Media Advisory: State Fair, Onondaga Nation to Announce Enhanced and Renamed Six Nations Day at the Fair 
04/07/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $1.4 Million to Support the Growth of Agriculture in the Genesee Valley and Across the State 
04/01/2015Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg to Perform on Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair 
03/31/2015Salt-N-Pepa Return to the Great New York State Fair as Half of a Day of Rap on the Chevy Court Stage 
03/30/2015Award-Winning Rocker Melissa Etheridge to Perform on Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
03/27/2015Vegan/Vegetarian Food Vendor Sought for Restaurant at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
03/27/2015State Health Department and Department of Agriculture Commemorate National Nutrition Month and Kick Off Spring Farmers' Market Season in New York State 
03/26/2015“Taste NY” Food Truck Competition to Premiere at 2015 Great New York State Fair 
03/25/2015Media Advisory: State Agency Leaders Join Rochester Mayor Warren and Local Officials to Kick off Spring Farmers’ Market Season and Promote Healthy Living during National Nutrition Month 
03/25/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly 300 Institutions Take the Pride of NY Pledge 
03/24/2015New York’s Own Orleans, with Little Feat’s Barrere and Tackett, to Combine on Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
03/20/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Attend Maple Weekend Events during the Next Two Weekends 
03/18/2015Governor Cuomo Announces 11 Counties Eligible Under $30 Million Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative 
03/18/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Success Against Invasive Species in Niagara County 
03/17/2015Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Returns to Southern Tier to Outline Eligible Counties under Governor Cuomo’s $30 Million Proposal 
03/16/2015State Veterinarian Reminds New York Poultry Industry to Always Practice Good Biosecurity Measures 
03/12/2015Governor Cuomo Proposes $30 Million in Agricultural Economic Development Projects for the Southern Tier 
03/12/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Success of First Year of Farmland Assessment Cap 
03/11/2015Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner to Unveil Plans for Governor Cuomo’s $30 Million Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative 
03/06/2015200 New York Food and Beverage Companies Participating in the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show in New York City 
03/05/2015Governor Cuomo Announces the Return of the Craft New York Brewers Festival to Albany on March 7 
03/04/2015Governor Cuomo Announces New "Farm to Fan" Partnership Between "Taste NY" and the Times Union Center in Albany 
03/03/2015Statement from Governor Cuomo on Proposal by Onondaga County Executive Mahoney to Transform New York State Fairgrounds 
03/03/2015Media Advisory: First Ever “Farm to Fan” Experience to Kick Off at the Times Union Center in Albany 
02/25/2015Governor Cuomo Announces the 30th New York Farm Show Returns to the State Fairgrounds Beginning February 26 
02/25/2015Piglets and Sows to Return to the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
02/24/2015New Promotions Aim to Draw Even More People to the Great New York State Fair in 2015 
02/23/2015Oak Ridge Boys to Make Their 8th Appearance at the Great New York State Fair 
02/20/2015Organizations Tout the Importance of $20 Million Included in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget for Hudson Valley Farmland Protection 
02/20/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $775,000 Targeted Investment Pays Off for Farmers in the Hudson Valley 
02/19/2015Charlie Palmer Steak Introduces “New York State of Mind” Beverage List 
02/19/2015Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner to Push for Farmland Protection in the Hudson Valley 
02/18/2015Governor Cuomo Announces New York Repeats as Second Highest Producer of Apples and Third Highest Producer of Grapes in the Nation 
02/13/2015Governor Cuomo Announces 25 New York State Wineries to Participate at Boston Wine Expo 2015 
02/10/2015Sea Lions to Return to the 2015 Great New York State Fair’s Entertainment Lineup 
02/09/2015Governor Cuomo Outlines Tax Exemption Proposal for Wine, Beer, Cider and Spirits Industries 
02/06/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $376,000 for Plans to Protect Agriculture and Farmlands 
02/06/2015Rock Veterans Everclear to Open the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Concert Series 
02/03/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
01/30/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Number of Winter Farmers’ Markets Set New Record 
01/30/2015The Great New York State Fair to Auction Surplus Items on State’s Ebay Sales Site 
01/23/2015Reminder: Tickets for Country Superstar Eric Church at the State Fair Grandstand Go on Sale Saturday, January 24 
01/16/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $12 Million to Protect and Preserve Water Quality 
01/16/2015Salt City Winter Antiques Show at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
01/15/2015Great New York State Fair Leaps to 8th among All State Fairs in Attendance, Industry Publication Finds 
01/13/2015Taste NY Vending Machines Premiere at Broome Gateway and Clifton Park Rest Areas 
01/12/2015Commissioner Congratulates New York State Wineries on Recent Awards and Accolades 
01/12/2015Country Superstar Eric Church to Play the Grandstand on Opening Night of the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
01/07/20152015 Camping World RV Supershow at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
01/06/2015New York State Council on Food Policy to Hold Its Winter Meeting on January 16 in Binghamton 

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