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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

FAQ Regarding Manure Storage in NYS

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program Fact Sheet
Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

Media Advisory: New York State Kicks Off NY Thursdays Locally Sourced School Lunch Program

Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Taste NY Craft Beverage Week to be Held November 5 Through 11

Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet September 19, 2017

Governor Cuomo and Senators Schumer, Gillibrand and Congressman Serrano Announce Nearly $2.5 Million in Federal Funding For New Regional Food Hub in the Bronx

Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Marketplace at the Northern Trust Golf Tournament on Long Island

Media Advisory: New York State and PGA Tour Unveil Exclusive Culinary Selections from New York Food and Beverage Producers at Northern Trust Golf Tournament

Governor Cuomo Announces Hannaford Supermarkets Partnership to Promote New York State Grown & Certified Farms

Media Advisory: New York State and Hannaford Partner to Boost Buying from Local Farms

Governor Cuomo Reminds New Yorkers About $8.5 Million in Benefits Available Through Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

State Fair Press Releases

Ithaca, Auburn, Rochester Food Trucks Win at the Great New York State Fair’s Expanded Taste NY Food Truck Competition

Another Attendance Record Falls at the Great New York State Fair

Updated: Governor Cuomo Announces Two Attendance Records Smashed in Final Great New York State Fair Numbers

Governor Cuomo Announces Largest Attendance Ever at the Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair Announces 27 Winners of the Annual Dairy Products Competition

New York State Holds First-Ever Agriculture Career Day at the Great New York State Fair

Governor Cuomo Announces New Park-N-Ride Lots Opening For the Final Weekend of the 2017 Great New York State Fair

Governor Cuomo Announces Four Additional Special Fair Days at the 2017 Great New York State Fair to Celebrate Successes

Governor Cuomo Announces Winners of New York's First-Ever Drone Video Competition at the Great New York State Fair

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