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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 20% of New York State's land area, or more than 7 million acres, is farmland. There are nearly 36,000 family farms producing some of the world's best food, helping to drive the New York State economy. New York ranks high among the major agricultural states in the nation, ranking in the top 10 in production of 30 commodities. It is the second largest producer of apples, snap beans and maple syrup, third in cabbage, grapes and dairy, which is largest segment of the State's agricultural sector, and fourth in pears.


1 NYCRR Part 128 (European Cherry Fruit Fly)

2017 Dairy Promotion Order Annual Report

Resources for New Farmers

Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

Winners of the 2018 Dairy Products Competition Announced Today at the Great New York State Fair

Taste NY Food Truck Competition Winners Announced

Governor Cuomo Appoints Troy Waffner Director of The Great New York State Fair

New York State Fair Celebrates Second Annual Timber Sports and Forestry Experience Day September 2

Hockey’s Hanson Brothers to Meet Fans, Attend Screening of Hockey’s Most Famous Movie, “Slap Shot”

Governor Cuomo Announces $14.7 Million Awarded to Support Water Quality Protection Projects on New York Livestock Farms

State Agriculture Commissioner Joins New York Wine & Grape Foundation to Present Winners of New York Wine Classic with Governor’s Cup and Winery of the Year Awards

New York State Announces Community Growers Grant Awards

Governor Cuomo Announces Next Step in $1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative

Governor Cuomo Announces Record $1.5 Million Available to Support Growth of Farm-To-School Programs Across New York State Ahead of 2018-19 School Year

New York State Department of Agriculture Reminds New Yorkers to Keep Their Animal Vaccinations Up to Date

Governor Cuomo Congratulates Winners of the 2018 New York Wine Classic

New York State Congratulates Schuyler County Farm as Recipient of the 2018 State Agricultural Environmental Management Award

State Fair Press Releases

The Great New York State Fair Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the Witter Agricultural Museum Thursday, August 30

The Great New York State Fair to Extend Senior Days Due to High Heat and Humidity

Dropkick Murphys to Perform at the 2018 Great New York State Fair

NYS Animal Shelters to Host “Adopt a Pet Day” at the Great New York State Fair

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of New Expo Center at the 2018 Great New York State Fair

Agriculture Career Day at the Great New York State Fair Spotlights Opportunities in Agriculture

Opening Day at the Expo Center: Exhibition Hockey, Meet-And-Greet with Pro Hockey Stars, Free Open Skating

New York State Announces More Parking and Additional Options Improve Access to the 2018 Great New York State Fair






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EO 38 Regulations (1 NYCRR Part 400)

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