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

Agriculture Press Releases

Date                      Release Title Photo
12/27/2013Governor Cuomo Announces "Taste NY" Store at Chittenango Service Area on State Thruway 
12/23/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Winter Farmers' Markets Now Available on Open.NY.Gov 
12/23/2013State Fair's Onondaga Lake Exhibit Takes First Place in National Competition Honoring the Best in Fairs and Expos 
12/20/2013Governor Cuomo Releases Tourism Progress Report Showing 8.8 Million More Visitors Came to New York 
12/20/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of First Taste NY Store at LaGuardia Airport 
12/17/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $500,000 Available to Help Municipalities Protect Farmland Across New York State 
12/13/2013Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
12/09/2013Governor Cuomo Launches Anti-Hunger Task Force 
12/06/2013New York State Council on Food Policy to Meet on December 11 in NYC 
12/04/2013Wild Racing Action Indoors This Saturday at the State Fairgrounds 
11/30/2013State Fair Director Search Committee Will Meet December 2 to Discuss Candidate Submissions, Interview Process 
11/27/2013Governor Cuomo Releases Media and Industry Recommendations of the Best "Taste NY" Wines, Beers, Spirits and Foods for Thanksgiving 
11/27/2013Department of Agriculture and Markets Partners with New York State Agricultural Society to Co-Sponsor the 182nd Annual Meeting and Agricultural Forum in Liverpool 
11/27/2013Sample Great New York Wines at Wine and Chocolate Festival at the State Fairgrounds 
11/21/2013Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to use "Pride of New York" Website to Find Local Food and Beverage Products This Holiday Season 
11/19/2013Auto Show at the Fairgrounds Shows Off Top Racing Technology 
11/15/2013NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and State Gaming Commission Issue Statement Regarding Potential Equine Herpes Virus Exposure at Aqueduct Racetrack 
11/14/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Nine Long Island Chefs and Restaurateurs Take the Pride of New York Pledge 
11/13/2013Holiday Shoppes Return to the NYS Fairgrounds 
11/07/2013Governor Cuomo Congratulates New York's Wine and Grape Industry on a Tremendous 2013 Harvest 
11/05/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $4.6 Million in Farmland Protection Implementation Grants to Protect 2,200 Acres 
11/01/2013Wide Range of Food and Drink at ‘Taste NY’ Harvest Fest This Weekend 
10/31/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Regional Beer, Wine & Spirits Summit Hosted by Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation in Partnership With Taste NY to Grow Beverage Industry 
10/30/2013Department of Agriculture and Markets Announces $150,000 to Help Localities Plan for Their Agricultural Futures 
10/30/2013Regulations Issued to Protect NYS Deer Population from Chronic Wasting Disease 
10/29/2013Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 250 Downstate Gas Stations Installing Back-Up Power Capacity to Prepare for Future Emergencies 
10/22/2013Wedding Expo Highlights Another Busy Weekend at the Fairgrounds 
10/22/2013Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Capping Agricultural Land Assessments at 2 Percent per Year 
10/21/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Partnership to Establish Buffer Zones at Fort Drum Army Base 
10/19/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Dozens of New York Chefs and Restaurants Take the Pride of New York Pledge to Increase Their Use of New York Food and Beverage Products By 10 Percent or More 
10/18/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Tickets Now on Sale for Taste NY Harvest Fest at the State Fairgrounds 
10/18/2013Governor Cuomo Announces "Taste NY" Experience Coming to Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park on October 19 
10/17/2013Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Allow Licenses for NY Farm Cideries 
10/16/2013Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
10/16/2013Governor Cuomo Congratulates Seven New York Breweries on Victories at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado 
10/16/2013Antiques and Folk Art Shows Top a Busy Week at The Fairgrounds 
10/15/2013State Announces Search Committee for the Next Director of the Great New York State Fair 
10/14/2013Governor Cuomo Announces MTA will Expand Participation in Taste NY, Launch New Stores Featuring New York Made Food, Beer and Wine 
10/09/2013Governor Cuomo Welcomes 14 Licensed Farm Breweries in New York State 
10/08/2013Racing Is Center Stage as Super Dirt Week Storms the Fairgrounds 
10/02/2013State Department of Agriculture and Markets Announces Search for New York State Fair Director 
10/01/2013Tony-Winning Broadway Comedy Opens at the Fairgrounds 
09/30/2013Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing Wine to be Sold at Farmer's Markets and Designating New Wine Trails Along State Roadways 
09/25/2013Governor Cuomo Highlights State Apple Industry and Encourages New Yorkers to "Taste NY" Apples This Fall 
09/25/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Over $900,000 in Federal Funds for Specialty Crops Across New York State, Including Funding to Assist New York's Wine and Grape Industry 
09/24/2013Be Very Afraid!!! Fright Nights at the Fair Return This Week 
09/20/2013Governor Cuomo Announces 'Taste NY' Experience Coming to Farm Aid 2013 in Saratoga Springs on September 21 
09/19/2013Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
09/17/2013New York State’s Largest Quarter Horse Show Takes Place This Weekend at the Fairgrounds 
09/16/2013Governor Cuomo Announces over $2.5 Million to Protect more than 1,000 Acres of Farmland 
09/13/2013Federal and State Officials Announce Tree Survey Efforts in Babylon Township, New York Due to the Discovery of Asian Longhorned Beetle 
09/10/2013Get Geared Up for Winter Sports at the Fairgrounds this Weekend 
08/30/2013Grand Prize Winner of the “Taste NY” Trail at the Great New York State Fair to Win Two Tickets to Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs on September 21 
08/29/2013Extra Tickets Available This Afternoon for Luke Bryan Concert 
08/29/2013Winter Wheat and Barley Crop Insurance Purchasing Deadline Fast Approaching 
08/29/2013Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Registers for STAR at New York State Fair 
08/29/2013First 'Taste NY' Location up and Running at Thruway's New Baltimore Service Area 
08/29/2013“Spiders” Come to the New York State Fair on Monday!!! 
08/29/2013"Taste NY" Experience at the Great New York State Fair Up and Running 
08/21/2013Toby Keith Offers Special ‘Hump Day’ Ticket Deal 
08/19/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Aid for Farms to Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Business Operations 
08/19/2013Fall in ‘Love’ with Usta’s Smashzone Tennis Event at The State Fair 
08/19/2013Three New Rides Add to Enjoyment at State Fair’s Kiddyland Midway 
08/19/2013Chicken & Waffles with a Twist Is This Year’s New Fair Food 
08/17/2013Experienced Restauranteurs to Operate the Fair’s Empire Room 
08/16/2013Many Sponsors Power the New York State Fair 
08/14/2013New York State Fair Celebrates Its Own History with New Exhibit 
08/13/2013Governor Cuomo Launches ad Campaign Promoting New York State Wines and Announces Winner of 2013 Governor's Cup 
08/12/2013Governor Cuomo Highlights "Taste NY" Beer With Over 100 Unique Craft Breweries Throughout New York State 
08/12/2013Farm Meets Dinner Plate at State Fair’s Annual Ag Extravaganza 
08/12/2013New Entertainment Spreads across the Fairgrounds for 2013 
08/11/2013Governor Cuomo to Promote State Wines, Finger Lakes Tourism at Governor's Cup Wine Tour and Competition 
08/07/2013Governor Cuomo Recognizes 20 Years of the NYS Environmental Protection Fund 
08/07/2013Governor Cuomo Announces "Taste NY" Experience to Take Place at the 2013 Great New York State Fair This Summer 
08/07/2013Bobby Keys Band to Rock the New York State Fair’s Midway on September 1 
08/07/2013Commissioner Aubertine Congratulates Jefferson County Farm on Winning the 2013 Agricultural Environmental Management Award 
08/07/2013Final Weekend for Musical Comedy at the Fairgrounds This Week 
08/05/2013State Fair Announces Five More Free Concerts 
08/05/2013New York State Fair Extends Box Office Hours 
08/05/2013Line Should Move Faster for the Dollar Baked Potato at 2013 NYS Fair 
08/02/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $45 Million in Water Quality Improvement Grants 
08/02/2013Korn to Rock the New York State Fair August 22 
08/02/2013Monster Trucks, Demolition Derby Mark State Fair’s Last Two Days 
07/31/2013Registration for State Fair’s Women’s Day Luncheon is Underway 
07/29/2013Two Horse Shows This Week at the New York State Fairgrounds 
07/25/2013Daily, No-Utility RV Parking Spots Still Available for New York State Fair 
07/24/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $1.8 Million to Provide Low-Income Seniors with Access to Farmers' Markets Across the State 
07/24/2013Affordable Space at State Fair for Businesses and Organizations 
07/23/2013“Canstruction” Competition to be Held at New York State Fair 
07/23/2013Rock Festival, Musical Comedy, and Rv Sale at the State Fairgrounds This Week 
07/19/2013Fall out Boy to Play New York State Fair Grandstand on August 30 
07/19/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Syracuse Nationals Auto Show Roars into New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse This Weekend 
07/17/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Flood Recovery Program 
07/12/2013Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Sell to Licensed Dealers 
07/10/2013New York State Fair Announces First-of-Its Kind Exhibit Focusing on Onondaga Lake’s Past, Present, and Future 
07/09/2013Governor Cuomo Announces New York Selected as one of Four States to Participate in National Greek Yogurt Pilot Program 
07/09/2013Media Advisory: State and Local Officials to Announce the Major New Exhibit for the 2013 Great New York State Fair 
07/09/2013Country Music Festival, Musical Theatre Take Stages at the New York State Fairgrounds This Week 
07/02/2013Obstructed View Tickets for Luke Bryan Concert to Be Released 
06/28/2013American Idol Finalists to Perform and Talk at New York State Fair 
06/26/2013Governor Cuomo Announces First Ever "Taste NY Pavilion" to Be Featured at the Largest Industry Food Show in North America 
06/26/2013Is It ‘Treasure or Trash?’ Find out at the Great New York State Fair 
06/25/2013International Horse Show Takes Place at Fairgrounds 
06/20/2013Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Bills to Allow Licenses for NY Cideries and Streamline Labeling Process for NY Producers 
06/18/2013Horse Show Takes Center Ring at Fairgrounds 
06/17/2013State Agencies Encourage Horse Owners to Vaccinate their Horses Against Diseases 
06/14/2013Farm Aid Music and Food Festival Heads to New York on Sept. 21 
06/14/2013Governor Cuomo Announces More Free Concerts at State Fair This Summer 
06/14/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $3.4 Million for Low Income Families to Access Healthy Foods at Farmers' Markets Across the State 
06/13/2013Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
06/10/2013Good SAM RV Rally Takes over the Fairgrounds This Weekend 
06/05/2013State Agencies Partner to Fill 1,200 Positions at the Great New York State Fair this Summer 
06/04/2013Horses, Goats and a “Bus Roadeo” at the Fairgrounds This Weekend 
06/03/2013Governor Cuomo Announces "Fuel NY" Initiative to Provide Residents and First Responders Access to Fuel During Emergencies 
05/31/2013Governor Cuomo Partners with the PGA of America to Promote "Taste NY" Experience at the 2013 PGA Championship 
05/31/2013Major Seating Changes for Luke Bryan’s Grandstand Concert 
05/31/2013Department of Agriculture and Markets Issues Guidance for Pet Owners During Hurricane Preparedness Week in New York State 
05/30/2013Tickets Go on Sale Friday Morning for Lynyrd Skynyrd 
05/30/2013Record Number of Home Brewers Put Their Best to the State Fair Test 
05/29/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Free Concerts to Take Place at the 2013 Great New York State Fair 
05/29/2013Reining Horses Compete at New York State Fairgrounds 
05/24/2013Tickets Go on Sale Saturday Morning for Toby Keith 
05/22/2013Jake Miller Headlines State Fair's Midway Music Series 
05/21/2013Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Delaware & Otsego Counties 
05/21/2013Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Use Open.Ny.Gov to Support Local Farmers' Markets and Beverage Businesses 
05/21/2013Veterans’ Memorial Watchfire Caps Fairgrounds’ Holiday Weekend 
05/21/2013DEC Announces Third Annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week 
05/17/2013Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
05/16/2013Tickets Go On Sale Friday Morning for Jeff Dunham 
05/14/2013Department of Agriculture and Markets Announces Eradication of the Asian Longhorned Beetle from Manhattan and Staten Island 
05/13/2013It's "Last Call" for State Fair's Home Brew Competition Entries 
05/13/2013Race for the Cure Takes Place Saturday at State Fairgrounds 
05/13/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $260,000 in Freshconnect Farmers' Market Awards 
05/10/2013Tickets Go on Sale Saturday Morning for Reba, Carly Rae Jepsen 
05/10/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan to Headline 2013 New York State Fair 
05/08/2013NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and State Gaming Commission Issue Update Regarding Equine Herpes Virus at Vernon Downs Racetrack 
05/06/2013Department of Agriculture & Markets and State Gaming Commission Issue Precautions Regarding Equine Herpes Virus at Vernon Downs Racetrack 
05/06/2013Horse Show Takes Center Stage at Fairgrounds 
05/06/2013Commissioner Aubertine Encourages New Yorkers to “Love New York Agriculture” by Purchasing Specialty License Plate 
04/29/2013Horses and Alpacas on Display at Fairgrounds This Weekend 
04/26/2013Arbor Day Celebrated in New York State 
04/24/2013Commissioner Aubertine to Farmers: It’s Not Too Late to Fill Out the U.S. Census of Agriculture 
04/22/2013Great New York State Fair Wine Competitions and Tastings to Provide Showcase for a Growing New York Industry 
04/22/2013Read Commissioner Aubertine's Column in Empire State Farmer 
04/22/2013Irish Dancing Takes the Stage at the New York State Fairgrounds 
04/18/2013Governor Cuomo Announces New York State is Now Top Yogurt Producer in The Nation, Delivers on Key Promises Made at Yogurt Summit to Help Dairy Farmers 
04/16/2013Top Young Riders Compete at National Championships 
04/12/2013Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
04/11/2013Department of Agriculture and Markets Accepting Applications for Specialty Crop Funding through May 9 
04/09/2013Bottoms Up!!! Homegrown Beer Industry to Work with F.X. Matt Brewing Company at the 2013 Great New York State Fair 
04/08/2013Cows for Sale, 4-Hers Meet, Collectors Buy & Health Fair Educates 
04/02/2013“Sharing the Bounty and Pride of NY” Named the Theme of the Great New York State Fair 
04/01/2013Lions and Tigers and Trains, Oh My! 
03/29/2013Competitions at the NYS Fair Offer a Chance to be the Very Best 
03/25/2013Dogs Run, Jump and Pose while Horses Compete in NYS Horse Pull 
03/21/2013See a Never-Before-Seen Classic Car at Syracuse Motorama at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
03/20/2013And the 10 Finalists for the 2013 Great New York State Fair Theme Are......… 
03/15/2013Step into Springtime at the Home and Garden Show at the NYS Fairgrounds 
03/13/2013Read Commissioner Aubertine's Column in Empire State Farmer 
03/12/2013Camping Application Now Available for 2013 NYS Fair 
03/08/2013Vilsack Greek Yogurt Letter 
03/07/2013Cuomo Administration Urges USDA to Choose New York for Greek Yogurt Pilot Program 
03/06/2013Hard Hats, Motorsports and Antiques: We have something for almost everyone this week at the Fairgrounds 
03/05/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $12.2 Million to Help Farms Protect Water Quality Across the State 
03/04/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $285,000 in Funding for Third Year of Freshconnect Farmers' Market Program 
03/04/2013City and State Officials Host 2013 New York Farm-to-City Expo 
03/04/2013Governor Cuomo Launches One Stop Shop to Provide Single Point of Contact for New York's Wine, Beer, and Spirits Industry 
03/04/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $6.4 Million in Funding to Help Farmers Reduce Costs Through Energy Efficiency Projects 
02/27/2013Read Commissioner Aubertine's Column in Empire State Farmer 
02/27/2013RV Show and Sale begins Thursday at the Fairgrounds 
02/26/2013Commissioner Aubertine Reminds Farmers of March 15 Crop Insurance Deadline 
02/22/2013New Yorkers Invited to Submit Ideas for Theme of the 2013 Great New York State Fair 
02/22/2013Only Six Months Until Gates Open for the 2013 Great New York State Fair for the 2013 Great New York State Fair 
02/21/2013Governor Cuomo Directs State Agencies to Help Protect Consumers From Potential Unfair Gas Station Practices as Gas Prices Rise 
02/21/2013New York Farm Show Begins Today at the Fairgrounds 
02/12/2013Central New York Boat Show Sails into the Fairgrounds 
02/11/2013Governor Cuomo Announces $3.6 Million in CFA Funding for Food Distribution Hubs 
02/06/2013Coming Soon to the State Fairgrounds 
02/06/2013Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
02/05/2013New York Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to be Expanded 
02/01/2013Governor Cuomo Announces Initiatives to Help New York Dairy Farmers Increase Profitability and Reduce Energy Costs 
01/28/2013Read Commissioner Aubertine's Column in Empire State Farmer 
01/15/2013Commissioner Aubertine Announces Thomas Ryan to Serve as Director of the Great New York State Fair 
01/07/2013Coming Soon to the State Fairgrounds 
01/02/2013Read Commissioner Aubertine's Column in Empire State Farmer 

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