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

Agriculture Press Releases

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12/30/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Initiative Achieves Goal to Triple Sales in 2015 
12/23/2015Agriculture Commissioner Announces Results of First-Ever Statewide Effort to Crack Down on Illegal Credit and Debit Card Skimmers at Gas Pumps 
12/18/2015New York State Announces New Partnership to Bring More Locally Grown Christmas Trees to the New York City Marketplace 
12/17/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Awards For Six Farm to School Programs Across New York State 
12/15/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program to Grow Farms and Agribusiness 
12/15/2015Holiday Gifts for State Fair Fans Now Available on the Fair’s Website 
12/14/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Growth of New York Agricultural Sales Outpaces National Average 
12/11/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Give the Gift of New York This Holiday Season with Taste NY Gift Baskets 
12/10/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet in Utica 
12/02/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Over 100 Farm Breweries Are Now Operating In New York State 
11/30/2015Sold Out ! The Great New York State Fair Cyber Monday Promotion Ends As 20,000 Tickets Are Sold 
11/24/2015The Great New York State Fair Doubles Tickets Available for ‘Cyber Monday’ Sale 
11/23/2015Agriculture Commissioner Kicks off Christmas Season with Tree-Cutting and Wine & Trees Promotion to Highlight New York Agriculture Industry 
11/20/2015Department of Agriculture and Markets Announces Taste NY Thanksgiving Contest to Celebrate and Promote New York's Food and Beverage Producers 
11/19/2015Department of Agriculture and Markets Partners with the New York State Agricultural Society to Co-Sponsor the 184th Annual Meeting and Forum 
11/19/2015Online Ticket Sales Broaden Reach of the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
11/13/2015Get into the Holiday Spirit at the New York State Fairgrounds This Season 
11/10/2015Taste NY Market at Todd Hill Hits Major Milestone: Over $1 Million in Total Sales 
11/06/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $1.2 Million to Assist Specialty Crop Farmers and Grow Their Businesses 
11/06/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Angry Orchard's New Innovation Cider House in Walden 
11/05/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet in Albany 
11/05/2015Governor Cuomo Opens Office of Trade and Tourism in Puerto Rico to Strengthen Island's Ties With New York State 
11/03/2015Governor Cuomo Announces New Statewide Effort to Crack Down on Illegal Credit and Debit Card Skimmers at Gas Pumps 
10/27/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of $20 Million Hudson Valley Farmland Protection Program 
10/26/2015Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Makes Annoucement 
10/23/2015Agriculture Commissioner Highlights Success of New Grant Process to Help Farmers Preserve Land 
10/23/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million in Grant Funding to Support Entry into New York Agribusiness 
10/22/2015Agriculture Commissioner Celebrates New Grant Process to Help Farmers Protect Their Land 
10/15/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Reforms Implemented Following the 2015 Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit 
10/13/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $11.1 Million Awarded for Agricultural Water Quality Conservation Projects 
10/09/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of $1.4 Million Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program 
10/09/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
10/08/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Pride of New York Marketing Materials Now Available 
10/07/2015Governor Cuomo Hosts Third Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit 
10/05/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Hosts Taste NY Culinary Tour in the Hudson Valley 
10/05/2015Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Marketing and Educational Initiatives to Grow the Forest Products Industry 
10/02/2015More Than 40 New York State Beverage Producers to Participate in First-Ever Cheers NY Craft Beverage Festival and Trade Show in Brooklyn 
10/02/2015Agriculture Commissioner Continues State’s Taste NY Culinary Tours in the Hudson Valley 
10/01/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Nearly $165,000 to Promote Soil Health and Encourage Crop Yields 
09/30/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces More Than $2.5 Million for Agricultural Water Quality Conservation Projects in Central New York 
09/30/2015Pollinator Task Force to Meet 
09/29/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Congratulates New York Brewers Who Won Honors at The Great American Beer Festival 
09/28/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $350,000 in Funding Available to Increase Use of Locally Grown Foods in Schools 
09/25/2015Only Three Days Left to Vote for the Great New York State Fair as the Best State Fair in the Country 
09/09/2015Pollinator Task Force to Meet 
09/06/2015Syracuse’s PB & J’s Lunch Box and Rochester’s Smokin Pete’s Barbeque Win Top Honors in the “Taste NY” Food Truck Competition at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
09/06/2015Mccadam Cheese Company Takes Top Honors in the Great New York State Fair's Annual Dairy Products Competition 
09/06/2015Chevy Court Already Smashes All-Time Attendance Record Due to Increase in Talent Investment 
09/03/2015More Than a Dozen Chefs from Central New York, Mohawk Valley, The Finger Lakes and Southern Tier Compete in This Sunday’s “Taste NY” Food Truck Competition at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/31/2015The Great New York State Fair Nominated in USA Today’s 10best Readers’choice Travel Award Contest 
08/29/2015Statement: The Great New York State Fair Announces Reopening of Comet II Roller Coaster 
08/28/2015Governor Cuomo Launches New Mobile App and Refreshed Website For the Great New York State Fair 
08/26/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Designation of New Americans Day at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/25/2015Governor Cuomo Highlights Administration Participation at the Great New York State Fair 
08/25/2015“Get One, and Give One Too” Campaign at the Great New York State Fair’s Rainbow Milk Bar Will Provide Donations to Local Food Banks 
08/25/2015Advisory: The Great New York State Fair Offers Annual Media Tour of What’s New for 2015 
08/24/2015From Cookies to Cheeseburgers to Chutney, State Fair's New Recipe Book Rounds up the Best of the Best 
08/24/2015The Great New York State Fair Offers Free Admission for Older New Yorkers Age 60 and Over on Senior Citizens’ Days Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1 
08/24/2015The Great New York State Fair Brings Talent to Its Many Stages 
08/24/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet in Albany 
08/22/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Hosts Taste NY Culinary Tour on Long Island to Connect Restaurateurs with Regional Producers and Growers 
08/21/2015Celebrate Amtrak Train Days at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/21/2015Agriculture Commissioner Continues State’s Taste NY Culinary Tours on Long Island 
08/21/2015Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Labor and Health Announce Joint Initiatives to Help Agriculture Employers Understand and Comply With the Law 
08/20/2015State Fair Announces Traffic Management Plan for First Concert in Lakeview Amphitheater 
08/20/2015Jason Derulo Brings Hot New Music to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
08/18/2015Thirteen Exciting Rides Join the Wade Shows Midway at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/14/2015Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Lift Burdens on Craft Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries 
08/13/2015Citizen Preparedness Corps Training at the 2015 Great New York State Fair Kicks off National Preparedness Month 
08/13/2015Senator Gillibrand to Keynote 2015 Great New York State Fair Women’s Day Luncheon 
08/12/2015Governor Cuomo Congratulates Winners of 2015 Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 
08/12/2015Governor Cuomo Congratulates Cortland County Farm as Recipient of the 2015 Agricultural Environmental Management Award 
08/11/2015Statement from Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner on Meghan Trainor’s Tour Cancellation 
08/10/2015Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Beef Day at the Great New York State Fair, Tuesday, September 1 
08/10/2015New Memorial to War Dogs to Be Unveiled in Veterans Memorial Park on Armed Forces Day during the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
08/07/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Winners in the State Fair's New "Star Spangled Challenge" 
08/07/2015New Gladiolus Arrangement and Poetry Competitions Come to the Great New York State Fair 
08/05/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Funding for More Than Two Dozen Projects to Improve the Water Quality of Lake Ontario 
08/05/2015Pollinator Task Force to Meet 
08/03/2015Governor Cuomo Highlights Savings to Craft Distilleries Across New York State 
08/03/2015It’s Down to the Final Week of Voting for the Great New York State Fair’s New “Star Spangled Challenge” 
07/31/2015New York State Holds Emergency Response Exercise to Prepare for Avian Influenza and Protect the State’s Poultry Industry 
07/29/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights New York State’s Blueberry Season 
07/27/2015Celebrate New York Dairy on Dairy Day, August 31, at the Great New York State Fair 
07/27/2015The Great New York State Fair’s Group Sales Program Offers Affordable Fun for Businesses and Organizations 
07/24/2015Agriculture Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Sell to Licensed Product Dealers for Protection against Non-Payment 
07/21/2015Olivia Somerlyn and Who Is Fancy, Meghan Trainor’s Opening Acts, to Play Chevy Court 
07/17/2015State Advisory Council on Agriculture to Meet in Albany 
07/17/2015Pop Sensation Fifth Harmony Set to Ignite the Chevy Court Stage Sept. 4 at the Great New York State Fair 
07/16/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Newest Taste NY Stores Open at Service Areas Across the State 
07/16/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Enrollment for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program Underway 
07/15/2015The Jacksons Bring Some of Pop and Soul Music’s Greatest Hits to Chevy Court Stage Sept. 5 at the Great New York State Fair 
07/14/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Adirondack Decontamination Stations to Prevent Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species 
07/13/2015Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Partnerships to Support the State’s Growing Beverage Industry 
07/13/2015Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $350,000 Available to Help Low-Income Families and Veterans Access Healthy Foods 
07/10/2015New York State Announces New Initiatives to Connect New York State Schools to Local Growers and Producers 
07/10/2015Oh, Say Can You Sing the National Anthem at the Great New York State Fair? 
07/07/2015Patti Labelle, Hank Williams Jr. and Jim Gaffigan Headline Final Grandstand Lineup at the Great New York State Fair 
07/06/2015Fultonville, New York’s Own Sawyer Fredericks to Headline Chevy Court Concert at the Great New York State Fair 
07/02/2015Governor Cuomo Announces First Taste NY Partnership with Minor League Baseball 
07/02/2015Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Pride Day at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
07/02/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights County Fair Season Now Underway Across New York State 
07/01/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Advance Ticket Sales For the 2015 Great New York State Fair Begin July 13 
07/01/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Nine New York State Companies Receive Prestigious sofi Award at this Year's Summer Fancy Food Show 
06/26/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces an Expanded “Taste NY Pavilion” at the Summer Fancy Food Show 
06/26/2015The New York State Council on Food Policy to Hold its Annual Summer Meeting in Brooklyn on July 15 
06/25/2015New York State Congratulates Schoharie County on the Upcoming Launch of its Beverage Trail 
06/25/2015California Pop Rockers R5 Perform Final Afternoon Show of Great Chevy Court Season on Sunday, Sept. 6 
06/23/2015Agriculture Comissioner Joins the Valleycats in Celebration of Their 2015 Season with a “From Their Field to Ours” Taste NY Partnership 
06/23/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Maple Syrup Production in New York Hits 70-Year High 
06/23/2015Pop Icon Nate Ruess’ Solo Tour Comes to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair August 30 
06/19/2015Country Star Cole Swindell Will Be “Chillin’ It” at Chevy Court Aug. 31 during the Great New York State Fair 
06/19/2015Wood Products Development Council to Meet in Syracuse 
06/17/2015Empire State Development Announces Angry Orchard Groundbreaking in Walden 
06/17/2015Buckcherry to Rock Hard with Classic and New Music at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
06/15/2015New York State Celebrates Pollinator Awareness Week 2015 
06/12/2015New York State Congratulates Tuthilltown Spirits on Its 10th Anniversary 
06/12/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet in Utica 
06/11/20156,000 Horses, $12 Million in Annual Economic Impact from Equestrian Events at the New York State Fairgrounds 
06/11/2015Country Star Joe Nichols Brings His #1 Hits to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
06/10/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $2 Million in Funding For the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program 
06/09/2015It’ll Be a Rock N’ Roll Party at Chevy Court When Bowzer Returns to the Great New York State Fair on Senior Day 
06/04/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights First-Year Record Sales and Expanded Programming at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill 
06/02/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Regulations to Prevent Spread of Avian Influenza in Poultry in New York State 
05/29/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Congratulates Former Director of Milk Control Alfred R. Place on First-Ever Hall of Fame Award 
05/29/2015The Swon Brothers, Finalists on “The Voice,” Perform on Chevy Court Sunday, August 30 
05/27/2015Legendary Steve Miller Band to Rock Chevy Court on the Final Sunday of the Great New York State Fair 
05/22/2015Syracuse’s Strong Hearts Café Will Open First Vegan/Vegetarian Stand at the Great New York State Fair 
05/21/2015Hot Country Duo Dan + Shay to Perform on Chevy Court on Saturday, August 29 
05/20/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Recipients of New Farmers Grant Fund to Support Agribusiness across New York State 
05/19/2015New York State Proactively Bans All Fowl Competitions at the Great New York State Fair and All County Fairs to Safeguard against Avian Flu 
05/19/2015Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Streamline Farming Regulations 
05/19/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights New York Beef Council “Farm to Fork” Tours as Opportunity to Connect Producers to Consumers 
05/15/2015Taste NY Market at Todd Hill to Host Nancy Fuller, Star of Food Network’s Farmhouse Rules 
05/14/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Efforts to Slow Spread of Emerald Ash Borer Across New York State 
05/11/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Grant Funds to Promote Soil Health and Encourage Crop Yields 
05/05/2015Agriculture Commissioner Highlights the Cabbage Industry as One of the Unsung Heroes of New York Agriculture 
05/01/2015Cinco De Mayo Celebration: $5 Tickets to the Great New York State Fair 
05/01/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball Wishes the Three Competing New York Thoroughbreds Well on the Eve of the Kentucky Derby 
04/30/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $600,000 in Federal Funding to Support and Grow New York State’s Specialty Crops 
04/29/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Culinary Institute of America as Education Partner For Taste NY Program 
04/29/2015Great New York State Fair Announces Public Workshop to Gather Input on Planned Transformation of Fairgrounds 
04/28/2015New York State Fair Alerts Meghan Trainor Fans to Online Phony Ticket Sales for Free Concert at Chevy Court 
04/27/2015Arbor Day Celebrated in New York State 
04/27/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of First in the Nation Pilot Program Providing Immigrants Free English Training Via Mobile Phones 
04/23/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Taskforce to Develop Pollinator Protection Plan to Protect New York's Agricultural Economy 
04/16/2015Governor Cuomo Announces 59% Growth in NY Craft Beer Industry in One Year 
04/15/2015Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Raw Milk in Sullivan County 
04/09/2015State Agriculture and Health Commissioners Announce New Opportunities for Farm Stands Across New York 
04/09/2015Revitalized Six Nations Day Will Bring Iroquois’ Story to Wider Audience at 2015 Great New York State Fair 
04/08/2015Connecting Communities to Fresh Food and Healthy Eating, Acting State Health Commissioner Makes Capital Roots a Stop on Statewide Tour to Fight Obesity 
04/08/2015Media Advisory: State Fair, Onondaga Nation to Announce Enhanced and Renamed Six Nations Day at the Fair 
04/07/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $1.4 Million to Support the Growth of Agriculture in the Genesee Valley and Across the State 
04/01/2015Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg to Perform on Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair 
03/31/2015Salt-N-Pepa Return to the Great New York State Fair as Half of a Day of Rap on the Chevy Court Stage 
03/30/2015Award-Winning Rocker Melissa Etheridge to Perform on Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
03/27/2015Vegan/Vegetarian Food Vendor Sought for Restaurant at the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
03/27/2015State Health Department and Department of Agriculture Commemorate National Nutrition Month and Kick Off Spring Farmers' Market Season in New York State 
03/26/2015“Taste NY” Food Truck Competition to Premiere at 2015 Great New York State Fair 
03/25/2015Media Advisory: State Agency Leaders Join Rochester Mayor Warren and Local Officials to Kick off Spring Farmers’ Market Season and Promote Healthy Living during National Nutrition Month 
03/25/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly 300 Institutions Take the Pride of NY Pledge 
03/24/2015New York’s Own Orleans, with Little Feat’s Barrere and Tackett, to Combine on Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair 
03/20/2015State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Attend Maple Weekend Events during the Next Two Weekends 
03/18/2015Governor Cuomo Announces 11 Counties Eligible Under $30 Million Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative 
03/18/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Success Against Invasive Species in Niagara County 
03/17/2015Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Returns to Southern Tier to Outline Eligible Counties under Governor Cuomo’s $30 Million Proposal 
03/16/2015State Veterinarian Reminds New York Poultry Industry to Always Practice Good Biosecurity Measures 
03/12/2015Governor Cuomo Proposes $30 Million in Agricultural Economic Development Projects for the Southern Tier 
03/12/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Success of First Year of Farmland Assessment Cap 
03/11/2015Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner to Unveil Plans for Governor Cuomo’s $30 Million Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative 
03/06/2015200 New York Food and Beverage Companies Participating in the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show in New York City 
03/05/2015Governor Cuomo Announces the Return of the Craft New York Brewers Festival to Albany on March 7 
03/04/2015Governor Cuomo Announces New "Farm to Fan" Partnership Between "Taste NY" and the Times Union Center in Albany 
03/03/2015Statement from Governor Cuomo on Proposal by Onondaga County Executive Mahoney to Transform New York State Fairgrounds 
03/03/2015Media Advisory: First Ever “Farm to Fan” Experience to Kick Off at the Times Union Center in Albany 
02/25/2015Governor Cuomo Announces the 30th New York Farm Show Returns to the State Fairgrounds Beginning February 26 
02/25/2015Piglets and Sows to Return to the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
02/24/2015New Promotions Aim to Draw Even More People to the Great New York State Fair in 2015 
02/23/2015Oak Ridge Boys to Make Their 8th Appearance at the Great New York State Fair 
02/20/2015Organizations Tout the Importance of $20 Million Included in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget for Hudson Valley Farmland Protection 
02/20/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $775,000 Targeted Investment Pays Off for Farmers in the Hudson Valley 
02/19/2015Charlie Palmer Steak Introduces “New York State of Mind” Beverage List 
02/19/2015Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner to Push for Farmland Protection in the Hudson Valley 
02/18/2015Governor Cuomo Announces New York Repeats as Second Highest Producer of Apples and Third Highest Producer of Grapes in the Nation 
02/13/2015Governor Cuomo Announces 25 New York State Wineries to Participate at Boston Wine Expo 2015 
02/10/2015Sea Lions to Return to the 2015 Great New York State Fair’s Entertainment Lineup 
02/09/2015Governor Cuomo Outlines Tax Exemption Proposal for Wine, Beer, Cider and Spirits Industries 
02/06/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $376,000 for Plans to Protect Agriculture and Farmlands 
02/06/2015Rock Veterans Everclear to Open the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Concert Series 
02/03/2015Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet 
01/30/2015Governor Cuomo Announces Number of Winter Farmers’ Markets Set New Record 
01/30/2015The Great New York State Fair to Auction Surplus Items on State’s Ebay Sales Site 
01/23/2015Reminder: Tickets for Country Superstar Eric Church at the State Fair Grandstand Go on Sale Saturday, January 24 
01/16/2015Governor Cuomo Announces $12 Million to Protect and Preserve Water Quality 
01/16/2015Salt City Winter Antiques Show at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
01/15/2015Great New York State Fair Leaps to 8th among All State Fairs in Attendance, Industry Publication Finds 
01/13/2015Taste NY Vending Machines Premiere at Broome Gateway and Clifton Park Rest Areas 
01/12/2015Commissioner Congratulates New York State Wineries on Recent Awards and Accolades 
01/12/2015Country Superstar Eric Church to Play the Grandstand on Opening Night of the 2015 Great New York State Fair 
01/07/20152015 Camping World RV Supershow at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend 
01/06/2015New York State Council on Food Policy to Hold Its Winter Meeting on January 16 in Binghamton 

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