Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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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 23% of New York State's land area, or 7 million acres, is farmland. There are nearly 36,000 family farms producing some of the world’s best food. Agriculture is a major driver of the New York State economy and the State ranks high among the major agricultural states in the nation, ranking in the Top 10 in 30 commodities. It is the second largest producer of apples and maple syrup, second in cabbage and snap beans, third in grapes, grape juice and wine, and fourth in pears and dairy, which is the largest segment of the agricultural sector.


Resources for New Farmers

Drought Resource Guide for Farmers

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program Fact Sheet
Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Announces Expansion of Crop Insurance Coverage for Malting Barley

Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets Proclaim Pollinator Week for New York State

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $1 Million Awarded to Farmers Across New York

Governor Cuomo Unveils Design for New Finger Lakes Welcome Center

NY State of Health Meets Consumers at Farmers Markets Across the State

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of $4.9 Million Community Kitchen in Rochester

Taste NY Market at Todd Hill Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Thruway Authority Announces Opening of the Mohawk Valley Welcome Center

Governor Cuomo Announces Applications Now Available for Custom Beer, Wine and Cider Production Centers

State Fair Press Releases

Soul Superstars Earth Wind & Fire to Perform on the Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

Governor Cuomo Announces Professionally Judged Craft Beer Industry Competition at the New York State Fair

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Brisket Contest One of Several New Culinary Competitions at the 2017 Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair Announces Major Sponsors for the Signature Milk Bar and Butter Sculpture

Hard Rocking Chevelle to Play Chevy Court Concert at the 2017 Great New York State Fair

Legendary Band the Beach Boys Bring Timeless Harmonies to Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

Progressive Rock Superstars Kansas to Perform at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

Vocal Powerhouse Leann Rimes Brings Two Decades of Hits to Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair Launches First-Ever “Fair Food Four Pack” Sale

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