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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
  

Agriculture Press Releases

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11/08/2018State Agriculture and Markets Team Member Receives American Humane Hero Veterinarian Award 
11/02/2018First-Ever Drone Racing and Technology Event to Take Place at State Fairgrounds’ Expo Center 
10/29/2018Media Advisory: Taste NY Food and Farms Business Expo Connecting Local Farms with Buyers to Grow Business (Hudson Valley) 
10/29/2018Media Advisory: Taste NY Food and Farms Business Expo Connecting Local Farms with Buyers to Grow Business (Capital Region) 
10/29/2018New York State Reminds Farmers That Donations to Emergency Food Programs Can Save Farmers $10 Million Annually 
10/25/2018New York State Announces New Actions from First-Ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit to Advance Industry’s Growth 
10/24/2018Media Advisory: New York State Hosts First-Ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit 
10/23/2018New York State Hosts First-Ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit to Advance Industry’s Growth 
10/22/2018Taste NY Invites Farmers and Buyers to Grow Business and Support Local Buying at New Food and Farms Business Expos 
10/19/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $1.36 Million to Support New York’s Specialty Crop Industry 
10/15/2018State Agencies Partner to Announce $1 Million in Funding Available to Support New Farmers 
10/04/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Upgrades at Cornell Food Venture Center 
10/02/2018New York State Implements New Actions to Prevent Spread of Spotted Lanternfly in New York State 
10/01/2018***Updated: New Date and Time***Media Advisory: Six New Cuisine Trails in the North Country Spotlight the Region’s Farms, Food and Beverage Businesses 
09/27/2018New York State Hosts Meeting on Dairy Industry Issues 
09/20/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of New Adirondacks Welcome Center 
09/19/2018NYS Council on Hunger and Food Policy and Community Members Partner to Squash out Hunger 
09/13/2018CNY Fall Boat Show Moves to The New Exposition Center at The New York State Fairgrounds 
09/05/2018Taste NY Food Truck Competition Winners Announced 
09/04/2018Governor Cuomo Appoints Troy Waffner Director of The Great New York State Fair 
09/03/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Great New York State Fair Breaks All-Time Attendance Record 
08/31/2018Hockey’s Hanson Brothers to Meet Fans, Attend Screening of Hockey’s Most Famous Movie, “Slap Shot” 
08/31/2018New York State Fair Celebrates Second Annual Timber Sports and Forestry Experience Day September 2 
08/30/2018Winners of the 2018 Dairy Products Competition Announced Today at the Great New York State Fair 
08/28/2018The Great New York State Fair Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the Witter Agricultural Museum Thursday, August 30 
08/28/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Joins New York Wine & Grape Foundation to Present Winners of New York Wine Classic with Governor’s Cup and Winery of the Year Awards 
08/27/2018The Great New York State Fair to Extend Senior Days Due to High Heat and Humidity 
08/26/2018Dropkick Murphys to Perform at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
08/24/2018NYS Animal Shelters to Host “Adopt a Pet Day” at the Great New York State Fair 
08/22/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of New Expo Center at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
08/21/2018Agriculture Career Day at the Great New York State Fair Spotlights Opportunities in Agriculture 
08/21/2018Opening Day at the Expo Center: Exhibition Hockey, Meet-And-Greet with Pro Hockey Stars, Free Open Skating 
08/21/2018New York State Announces More Parking and Additional Options Improve Access to the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
08/20/2018Celebrate New York’s Dairy Industry at the Great New York State Fair’s 42nd Annual Dairy Day, August 30 
08/20/2018Fair Fans Make It Official: The Heart Attack Is the Craziest New Food of the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
08/20/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Winners of the 2018 Great New York State Fair Drone Film Festival Competition 
08/20/2018The Great New York State Fair and Chevrolet Announce New Sponsorship Agreement 
08/17/20182018 Great New York State Fair Offers Fairgoers a Ride High into the Sky for Free on Observation Tower Ride 
08/16/2018New York State Announces Community Growers Grant Awards 
08/16/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Next Step in $1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative 
08/15/2018Advisory: Time Change for All Time Low Concert 
08/14/2018Learn More about New York’s Beef Farmers at the Great New York State Fairs’ Annual Beef Day, Tuesday, August 28 
08/14/2018New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Celebrates First-Ever Grape Day at the Great New York State Fair 
08/14/2018New “Stomp Out Stigma” Day at the 2018 Great New York State Fair Supports the Fight against Addiction 
08/10/2018Syracuse-Area Couple Chosen to Receive Free “Wedding on Ice” at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
08/10/2018“Sesame Street Live: C Is for Celebration” Stage Show to Be Part of 2018 Great New York State Fair 
08/09/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Record $1.5 Million Available to Support Growth of Farm-To-School Programs Across New York State Ahead of 2018-19 School Year 
08/08/2018New York State Department of Agriculture Reminds New Yorkers to Keep Their Animal Vaccinations Up to Date 
08/08/2018Governor Cuomo Congratulates Winners of the 2018 New York Wine Classic 
08/08/2018New York State Congratulates Schuyler County Farm as Recipient of the 2018 State Agricultural Environmental Management Award 
08/07/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $500,000 to Advance Farmland Protection Actions Across New York 
08/06/2018Experience Stage at the Great New York State Fair Features National Acts, Special Festivals, Tribute Bands and More 
08/01/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Results of Second Annual New York State Craft Beer Competition 
07/31/2018Latin Stars Grupo Karis to Highlight Three Days of Music at Latino Village Weekend at the Great New York State Fair 
07/31/2018Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiatives to Support New York State Grown & Certified Farmers and Businesses 
07/30/2018NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Releases Second Quarter Food Safety Inspection Results 
07/27/2018Agriculture Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Sell to Licensed Product Dealers for Protection against Non-Payment 
07/27/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Plan to Protect SNAP Recipients' Access to Farmers' Markets 
07/25/2018Feel the Need for Speed on Ice at Speed Skating Day at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
07/25/2018New Drone Show to Light up the Night at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
07/25/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Additional $5 Million Available for Animal Shelter Improvement Projects 
07/24/2018On Fifth Trip to Puerto Rico Since Hurricane Maria, Governor Cuomo Announces Agricultural Trade Partnerships Between New York and Puerto Rico 
07/24/2018Registration Underway for Women’s Day Luncheon at the Great New York State Fair 
07/24/2018Latino Village Weekend at the Great New York State Fair to Feature Latino Reality TV Stars in Q & A Session, Meet-And-Greet 
07/20/2018Tedeschi Trucks Band to Rock Chevy Court Stage at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
07/19/2018New York State Fairgrounds Hosts Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show This Weekend 
07/19/2018The Great New York State Fair Announces a Contest to Find a Couple Who Wants to Get Married at the Fair...On Ice! 
07/18/2018Rock Icons Foghat to Perform on the Experience Stage at the Great New York State Fair 
07/17/2018New York State Departments of Health and Agriculture and Markets Urge Precaution Against Ticks 
07/11/2018Taste NY Market at Todd Hill Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary 
07/11/2018Rock Hall of Famers ZZ Top to Perform at the 2018 Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage 
07/09/2018All-Time Greats the Temptations to Perform at Chevy Court During the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
07/06/2018Tell Your New York Story at the Great New York State Fair’s New Storytelling Competition 
07/06/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly 50 Percent Increase in Maple Industry Production Over the Last Five Years 
07/05/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Advance Ticket Sale for the 2018 Great New York State Fair Begins July 9 
07/05/2018Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million in Farmland Protection Opportunities for New York's Dairy Farms 
07/03/2018John Kay & Steppenwolf to Perform at the Great New York State Fair's Experience Stage 
07/02/2018Patriotic Performers: The Great New York State Fair’s Annual “Star Spangled Challenge” Launches July 4 
06/29/2018State Agriculture Department Announces $5 Million Boost for County Fairs as Fair Season Officially Gets Underway This Weekend 
06/29/2018Eighteen New Food Trucks Will Compete in the Great New York State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition 
06/29/2018Governor Cuomo Announces More than $1 Million in Funding Awarded to Support New and Military Veterans Farmers 
06/29/2018Deadlines Approaching for Competition Entries at the Great New York State Fair 
06/29/2018Georgia Rockers Collective Soul to Perform on Chevy Court at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
06/26/2018Hanson to Make Chevy Court Debut at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
06/25/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Selection of Special Event Company to Manage Major Event Bookings for the New Expo Center at the State Fairgrounds 
06/25/2018Rapper and Actor Ludacris to Perform on Chevy Court at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
06/20/2018New York State Announces New Actions to Protect Pollinator Populations 
06/18/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Action Plans to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms 
06/15/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Urges Home Gardeners, Greenhouse Growers and Vegetable Farmers to Watch for and Report Late Blight 
06/14/2018Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 1,000 Craft Beverage Manufacturers Now Operating in New York State 
06/13/2018Media Advisory: New York State Agriculture Commissioner Tours Ronnybrook Farm to Promote New York’s Dairy Farmers 
06/12/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Initiatives to Promote New York Dairy Industry During Dairy Month 
06/11/2018Southern Hard Rockers Jackyl to Perform at Chevy Court during the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
06/08/2018Concord Grapes Class Added to the New York State Fair Culinary Competition 
06/07/2018Taste NY Will Promote the ‘Best of New York’ at Belmont Festival 
06/07/2018All Time Low to Perform on Experience Stage at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
06/06/2018The Great New York State Fair Partners with Onondaga County, Carol M. Baldwin Research Fund on New Cancer Fundraiser 
06/06/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $17 Million to Protect and Preserve Water Quality Across New York 
06/04/2018Two-Day Job Fair Offers Opportunity for Temporary Jobs at the Great New York State Fair 
06/01/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Kicks Off ‘Dairy Education Days’ in Promotion of Dairy Month in New York’s Schools 
06/01/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Construction Progress on North Country Welcome Center 
05/31/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Joins Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and Oneida County CCE for “New York Food Day” 
05/31/2018Rock Legend Eddie Money to Perform on Experience Stage at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
05/31/2018Media Advisory: New York State Agriculture Commissioner Joins Oneida Herkimer-Madison Boces and Oneida County CCE for New York Food Day 
05/30/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva 
05/30/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $38 Million Available to Protect New York Farmland 
05/29/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages Dairy Farmers to Sign Up for the Margin Protection Program 
05/24/2018Rising R&B Star Ravyn Lenae to Perform at Chevy Court During the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
05/23/2018Registration Open for Broomball Tournament in the New Exposition Center at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
05/23/2018State Department of Agriculture and Markets Obtains an Injunction Barring the Sale and Distribution of Raw Milk and Other Products by Udder Milk 
05/22/2018Rock Great Dickey Betts’ Comeback Tour Stops at Chevy Court during the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
05/21/2018Governor Cuomo Announces State Fairgrounds' Exposition Center Construction Milestone 
05/18/2018New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to Promote New York Concord Grape Industry at National Restaurant Association Trade Show in Chicago 
05/17/2018New York Wood Products Development Council to Meet May 18, 2018 
05/15/2018State Agriculture Department Celebrates Beef Month with the Addition of New York Beef Producers to the New York State Grown & Certified Program 
05/10/2018Dec and Ag&Mkts Announce Statewide Spotted Lanternfly Outreach Campaign 
05/10/2018The Great New York State Fair Announces First-Ever Sale of Lifetime Admission Passes 
05/09/2018The Great New York State Fair Announces Creation of Latino Village, A Weekend Celebration of Culture 
05/08/2018Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet May 15, 2018 
05/03/2018Rock Hall of Famers Dave Mason and Steve Cropper to Perform at Chevy Court 
05/02/2018Governor Cuomo Announces $15 Million to Support Water Quality Protection Projects on New York Livestock Farms 
05/01/2018State Agencies Encourage New Yorkers To Support Small Businesses 
04/30/2018State Agriculture Department Expands Business Opportunities for Home Food Processors 
04/27/2018Governor Cuomo Announces $2.2 Million for Urban and Community Forestry Projects to Celebrate Arbor Day 
04/27/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Over $2 Million in Funding to Help New York Farms Address Impacts of Climate Change 
04/26/2018Governor Cuomo Launches Phase Two of the $1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative 
04/26/2018New York State Reminds Farmers About Available Tax Credit Programs to Reduce Business Costs 
04/26/2018NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Releases First Quarter 2018 Food Safety Inspection Results 
04/25/2018Governor Cuomo Issues Cease and Desist Letter to ICE 
04/19/2018Empire State Development Announces BelGioioso Cheese to Build New Plant in Schenectady County 
04/18/2018DEC Announces Release of Draft Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan 
04/18/2018Country Superstars Big & Rich Featuring Cowboy Troy to Perform at Chevy Court during the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
04/12/2018Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Concord Grape Summit to Promote Continued Growth of New York's Agricultural Industry 
04/12/2018Rising Bronx Hip-Hop Star A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie to Perform at Chevy Court During the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
04/11/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $500,000 to Expand Community-Based Agriculture Across the State 
04/09/2018Media Advisory: New York State Hosts Concord Grape Summit Thursday, April 12 
04/06/2018Thruway Authority Encourages New York Farmers to Showcase Homegrown Products at Taste NY Farmers’ Markets at Service Areas throughout the State 
04/05/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of "Brew York" from Ithaca Beer Co. 
04/02/2018Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 60 New Industrial Hemp Research Partners Join New York State Pilot Program 
04/02/2018Counting Crows “25 Years and Counting” Tour Includes Chevy Court Concert at the 2018 Great New York State Fair 
04/02/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Nearly $250,000 Awarded to Advance Farmland Protection Initiatives Across New York 
03/30/2018Reservations for RV Camping at the Great New York State Fair Open Sunday, April 1 
03/30/2018New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet April 3, 2018 
03/29/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Nearly $600,000 to Advance Agricultural Industry Across the State 
03/20/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Third Harmful Algal Blooms Summit in Ticonderoga 
03/20/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Celebrate National Agriculture Week 
03/20/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $1 Million Available to Support Conservation of New York's Valuable Farmland 
03/20/2018Rock Hall of Fame Band Blondie to Perform for First Time at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
03/19/2018New York State Agriculture and Labor Commissioners Participate in NY Agricultural Literacy Week 
03/19/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Efforts to Deliver Millions of Meals to Older New Yorkers 
03/19/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Releases Guidance for the Safety in Agricultural Tourism Act 
03/15/2018Governor Cuomo Announces 150 Percent Growth in Farm-Based Craft Beverage Manufacturers Since First Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cider Summit in 2012 
03/14/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Beginning of Construction on Adirondack Welcome Center 
03/13/2018Public Meeting Notice: Advisory Council on Agriculture to Meet Monday, March 19, 2018 
03/09/2018The Great New York State Fair Announces Niall Horan to Bring His Solo Tour to the Fair’s Chevy Court Stage 
03/08/2018Media Advisory: State Agriculture Department Celebrates NYS Grown & Certified and Upcoming Maple Weekends with Ceremonial Tree Tapping Friday 
03/08/2018Award-Winning Country Star Hunter Hayes Makes His First Appearance at the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage 
03/07/2018Grammy-Nominated Rapper Lil Yachty Makes First-Ever Appearance at the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage 
03/06/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Second Harmful Algal Blooms Summit in Syracuse 
03/06/2018State Agriculture Department Closes out the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York with Farm to City Expo 
02/27/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $5 Million for Animal Shelters Across New York 
02/27/2018Governor Cuomo Kicks Off First Harmful Algal Blooms Summit in the Hudson Valley 
02/26/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Industrial Hemp Research Forum to be Held in the Southern Tier 
02/20/2018Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Grown & Certified Program Expands to Maple Industry 
02/16/2018State Fair’s New Midway Madness Sale Packages a Day of Family Fun on the Wade Shows Midway 
02/16/2018Taste NY and Finger Lakes Farm Country Announce Kick-Off of Taste NY Business Networking Events 
02/14/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Regional Harmful Algal Bloom Summits 
02/14/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Record Number of Breweries in New York State 
02/07/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Agriculture Loan Fund Program 
02/02/2018New York Wood Products Development Council to Meet February 7, 2018 
02/02/2018Motown Legend Smokey Robinson to Perform Senior Day Concert of Massive Hits at Chevy Court 
01/30/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Recognized for Continued Support of Child Nutrition Programs 
01/30/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Tax Credit Available to New York Farmers for Charitable Food Donations 
01/29/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Sales Increased to More than $16 Million in 2017 
01/26/2018Governor Cuomo Announces State Fair's Drone Film Festival and Competition Returns for Second Year 
01/25/2018Governor Cuomo Announces New Farm Meadery License in FY 2019 Executive Budget 
01/19/2018New York State Announces the Addition of Farmed Long Island Shellfish to the New York State Grown & Certified Program 
01/19/2018Governor Cuomo Announces EPF Funding Maintained at All-Time High for Third Year in a Row 
01/18/2018Governor Cuomo Announces $5.5 Million in Grant Opportunities Available to Support New Farmland Protection Initiatives Statewide 
01/11/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $600,000 Available to Strengthen New York’s Specialty Crop Industry 
01/10/2018State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Inspection Ratings for Retail Food Stores 
01/05/2018Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million Awarded to 12 Farm-to-School Programs 
01/05/2018Governor Cuomo Announces Attendance at New York State Fairgrounds Events Soars More than 50 Percent 
01/03/2018Governor Cuomo Outlines 2018 Agenda: Realizing the Promise of Progressive Government 

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