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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.

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Resources for New Farmers

Drought Resource Guide for Farmers

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program Fact Sheet
Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

Commissioner Ball Congratulates Student Winners of the New York State Envirothon Competition

New York State, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Cornell University Cooperative Extension Host Conference and Resource Forum to Help Food, Beverage and Agricultural Businesses Grow

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Announces Eastern Queens Deregulation from Asian Longhorned Beetle Restrictions

Governor Cuomo Encourages Travelers to Visit Taste NY Locations This Summer

Media Advisory - New York State, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Cornell University Cooperative Extension Host Free Forum Tomorrow to Help Food, Beverage and Agricultural Businesses Grow

Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Taste NY Experience Tasting Event to Showcase New York’s Growing Craft Beverage Industry

Governor Cuomo Announces that Brewery Ommegang and Roscoe NY Beer Co Win the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge

Governor Cuomo Releases Plan to Cut Methane Emissions

State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights New Additions to 2017 Census of Agriculture

State Fair Press Releases

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

New Steam Exhibit at the Great New York State Fair Seeks Applications from Potential Participating Organizations

The Circus Comes Back to the Great New York State Fair in 2017, Along with New Petting Zoo and Racing Pigs Show

Rock Band Spin Doctors to Play Free Chevy Court Show at the Great New York State Fair

The Fabulous Thunderbirds to Blast Chevy Court with Rock and Blues Aug. 29 at the Great New York State Fair

Robert Randolph and the Family Band to Jam on Chevy Court on the Great New York State Fair’s New Preview Day


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