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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.


Governor Cuomo Announces $16.8 Million to Protect Water Quality Across New York State

1 NYCRR Part 128 (European Cherry Fruit Fly)

2017 Dairy Promotion Order Annual Report

Resources for New Farmers

Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Announces Applications Now Available for New York Farm Meaderies

Media Advisory: New York State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Growth of Future Farmers of America Chapters Across the State

Advisory Council on Agriculture to Meet March 25, 2019

New York State Kicks off NY Agricultural Literacy Week

NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball Joins Senator Jen Metzger, for Maple Tree-Tapping to Promote Maple Weekends

Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Farm Markets to Begin at New York State Thruway Service Areas for 2019 Season on April 1

National Loan Repayment Program Available for Veterinarians in High-Priority, Underserved Areas Across the State

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Advises Horse Owners to Monitor Horses for Signs of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1

Milk Marketing Advisory Council to Meet March 18, 2019

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.3 Million in Funding Available to Help Farmers Address the Impacts of Climate Change

New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet March 18, 2019

State Fair Press Releases

Violinist and Dancer Lindsey Stirling to Make Her Chevy Court Debut During the 2019 Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair Announces New Bus Dropoff Area to Increase Safety, Improve Traffic Flow

Rick Springfield Returns to the Great New York State Fair with an Experience Stage Show

Governor Cuomo Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at State Fairgrounds Events in 2018

The Great New York State Fair and the Syracuse Mets Team Up to Put the “Syracuse Butter Sculptures” on the Field in July

Award-Winning Country Trio Midland to Make its Chevy Court Debut at the 2019 Great New York State Fair

State Fair’s Annual Drone Film Festival Returns for Third Year

Pop Sensations Why Don’t We to Debut at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

New Valet Parking Option Included in the Great New York State Fair’s Annual “Halfway to the Fair” Sale






Good Agricultural Practices

 Limits on Executive Compensation

EO 38 Regulations (1 NYCRR Part 400)

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

The Monthly Harvest
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