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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

Taste NY Market at Todd Hill Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary

Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly 50 Percent Increase in Maple Industry Production Over the Last Five Years

Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million in Farmland Protection Opportunities for New York's Dairy Farms

Governor Cuomo Announces More than $1 Million in Funding Awarded to Support New and Military Veterans Farmers

New York State Announces New Actions to Protect Pollinator Populations

Governor Cuomo Announces Action Plans to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms

State Agriculture Commissioner Urges Home Gardeners, Greenhouse Growers and Vegetable Farmers to Watch for and Report Late Blight

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 1,000 Craft Beverage Manufacturers Now Operating in New York State

State Fair Press Releases

Rock Hall of Famers ZZ Top to Perform at the 2018 Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage

All-Time Greats the Temptations to Perform at Chevy Court During the 2018 Great New York State Fair

Tell Your New York Story at the Great New York State Fair’s New Storytelling Competition

Governor Cuomo Announces Advance Ticket Sale for the 2018 Great New York State Fair Begins July 9

John Kay & Steppenwolf to Perform at the Great New York State Fair's Experience Stage

Patriotic Performers: The Great New York State Fair’s Annual “Star Spangled Challenge” Launches July 4

State Agriculture Department Announces $5 Million Boost for County Fairs as Fair Season Officially Gets Underway This Weekend

Eighteen New Food Trucks Will Compete in the Great New York State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition






Good Agricultural Practices

 Limits on Executive Compensation

EO 38 Regulations (1 NYCRR Part 400)

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)


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