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
Department Press Releases
Taste NY Partners with Rochester Americans Hockey Club to Expand Local Food and Beverage Offerings at New York Sports Venues
Statement from Commissioner Richard A. Ball on National Agriculture Day
Governor Cuomo Announces $185,000 in Grants Awarded to Livingston County to Pave the way for New Craft Beverage Trail
State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Enjoy Maple Weekends This Month
Governor Cuomo Announces $1.4 Billion "Vital Brooklyn" Initiative to Transform Central Brooklyn
Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Kicks off Maple Season with Tree Tapping Ceremony in Warren County
Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $15 Million in Savings Due to Craft Beverage Reforms
State Fair Press Releases
Governor Cuomo Announces New Baby Care Centers at the Great New York State Fair in Central New York
Media Advisory: State Fair Makes Announcement
Online Application Now Available to Apply for Jobs during the 2017 Great New York State Fair
State Agriculture Commissioner Announces the New York Farm Show Returns to the New York State Fairgrounds
Great New York State Fair’s “Halfway to the Fair” Sale Features Best Deal of the Year on Midway Ride-All-Day Wristbands
The Taste NY Food Truck Competition Expands to Two Days for 2017 Great New York State Fair