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

Agriculture Press Releases

Date                      Release Title Photo
12/28/2007Commissioner Awards over $300,000 to Advance Agriculture in NY 
12/20/2007Governor Spitzer Announces $35 Million to Protect 13,299 Acres of Farmland Across New York 
12/06/2007Governor Eliot Spitzer and First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer Launch Effort to Ensure Affordable High-Speed Internet For Every New Yorker 
12/03/2007Commissioner Urges Consumers to Buy New York Christmas Trees 
11/30/2007Commissioner Gathers Pride of NY Advisory Committee 
11/30/2007Commissioner to Promote Real Christmas Trees 
11/29/2007Governor Announces $25.3 Million in Environmental Protection Fund Grants for Projects Across New York 
11/19/2007Serve the Pride of New York for Thanksgiving 
11/19/2007Remember Food Safety During The Holidays 
11/16/2007Letter to the Editor: Give Thanks to Local Farmers This Thanksgiving, and Everyday 
11/14/2007Commissioner Announces Creation of Wine Grape Task Force 
11/13/2007New York to Canada: Stop Illegal Milk Production 
11/09/2007Agriculture Department to Conduct Farm Labor Survey 
11/07/200712th Annual Pride of New York Harvest Festival  
10/16/2007Governor Spitzer Unveils “City By City” Economic Development Plan 
10/11/2007New York State Council on Food Policy to Meet October 15 
10/10/2007Department Hosts Training for Chinese Food Importers 
10/01/2007Celebrate NY Harvest for Ny Kids Week - October 1-7 
09/26/2007Commissioner Announces State’s New Organic Initiative 
09/25/2007Nation’s Agriculture Leaders Honor Robert Mungari 
09/13/2007Commissioner: “No Match” Process - No Good for Farmers 
09/10/2007Animal Health Information System Meetings Scheduled 
09/06/2007State Offers Funding for Municipalities to Protect Farmland 
08/30/2007Commissioner Announces Funding For Agri-Tourism Projects 
08/23/2007Great New York State Fair Opens for The 161st Year 
08/22/2007Pride of New York Marketplace on Display at State Fair 
08/22/2007New York State Fair Opening Ceremony and Events 
08/21/2007State Issues Farmers’ Market Nutrition Checks to Seniors 
08/17/2007The New York State Fair to Open August 23 
08/17/2007Commissioner Announces $59,000 to Improve NY Winery Websites 
08/14/2007Commissioner Announces Release of Final Dairy Payments 
08/08/2007Commissioner Announces Agricultural Environmental Management Award 
07/19/2007Governor Signs Environmental Protection Fund Bill 
07/08/2007State Closely Monitoring Foot-And-Mouth Disease In U.K. 
07/03/2007Commissioner: Dairy Assistance Deadline Is July 9 
06/26/2007Commissioner Announces Agricultural Grant Opportunity 
06/26/2007Paterson Convenes Renewable Energy Task Force 
06/26/2007Governor Spitzer Joins "Big Four" Governors to Push Agricultural Priorities 
06/21/2007Harvest Chart Helps Guide Consumers to NY’s Fresh Produce 
06/14/2007Executive Order Establishes Children’s Cabinet 
06/12/2007New York Agriculture Priorities Outlined in Letter to New York Congressional Representatives 
06/08/2007Commissioner Outlines NY’s Federal Farm Bill Priorities 
06/01/2007Commissioner Hooker Recognizes June as Dairy Month in NYS 
05/30/2007Commissioner Declares Bottle Bill Is Good for Farmers 
05/29/2007Agriculture Commissioner: Bottle Bill Is Good for Farmers 
05/23/2007Commissioner Announces Dairy Policy Forum on June 1 
05/22/2007Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Only Sell to Licensed Dealers 
05/22/2007Commissioner Announces New Trail to Promote Agriculture 
05/20/2007Governor Signs Executive Order Creating Council on Food Policy 
05/15/2007Baby Food Producer to Expand in Town of Florida 
05/10/2007State Provides $25 Million In Assistance to New York Dairy Farmers 
05/08/2007Coalition of Advocates Supports Healthy Schools Act 
05/04/2007New Farmers’ Market Opens at New Fulton Fish Market 
05/04/2007Greenhouses Open for Season, Offer More Than Just Flowers 
05/03/2007Specialty Shops Feature Pride of New York Food and Wine 
05/02/200730 NY Food Companies to Attend World’s Largest Food Show 
05/02/2007Statement from Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
04/27/2007First Lady Commemorates Arbor Day in New York 
04/13/2007Commissioner Announces $30 Million for Dairy Assistance 
04/06/2007Flood-Damaged Property Owners to Receive Tax Relief 
04/05/2007Commissioner Encourages NY’ers to Support CSA Farms 
04/04/2007Health Department, Ag And Markets Stress Caution With Baby Poultry For Easter 
04/04/2007Commissioner Announces Funds to Improve Winery Websites 
03/30/2007Statement from NYS Ag Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
03/23/2007New York Laboratories Identify Toxin in Recalled Pet Food 
03/20/2007“Pride Of New York” Showcased At Eastern Produce Council 
03/20/2007Commissioner to Join Industry for Ag Literacy Day 
03/12/2007Commissioner Hooker Celebrates NY’s Maple Season 
03/08/2007Pride of New York Marketplace Farm, Food and Fun Festival 
03/02/2007New Statewide Effort To Aid Emergency Response For Animals 
02/27/2007Hooker Confirmed as State Agriculture Commissioner 
02/26/2007New York Assists in Eliminating Pest That Kills Ash Trees 
02/23/2007Mercer’s Dairy Expands Manufacturing Operations 
02/23/2007Commissioner to Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Mercer’s Dairy’s New Ice Cream Plant In Boonville 
02/20/2007State Declares Nassau County Free of Sudden Oak Death 
02/09/2007Pride of New York to Participate in Central Park Winter Jam 
02/05/2007New York Wines to Debut at Boston Wine Expo 
01/30/2007NYS Apples & Carrots Now Available in 750 NYC Bodegas 
01/23/2007Department Hosts Farmers’ Market Information Days 
01/18/2007Upstate Counties Eligible for Flood Recovery Funds 
01/17/2007New Pride of New York Billboards Feature ‘Buy Local’ Theme 
01/11/2007Governor Eliot Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor David Paterson Announce Administration Officials 
01/09/2007The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has released the results of the Dairy Goat and Sheep Survey 

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