Divisions of Agriculture & Markets
Protects and strengthen the viability of New Yorks food
and agricultural industry, by overseeing numerous economic development
and marketing responsibilities.
Controls and eradicates infectious and contagious livestock and
poultry diseases in New York State, and implements food safety
measures at the production level.
Provides high quality legal advice and representation
to Department officers in the exercise of their powers and duties
pursuant to the Agriculture and Markets Law and other applicable
Ensures that State and other resources allocated to the Department
are used effectively and in accordance with applicable laws and
Provides extensive and essential consumer protection services by
testing foods for purity, wholesomeness and accurate labeling.
Food Safety & Inspection
Ensures a safe and properly labeled food supply and contributes
to the orderly marketing of food and farm products in New York State.
Administers the Departments human resources policies including
recruitment, attendance, labor relations, and health and safety
Kosher Law Enforcement
Ensures that kosher food is properly processed, manufactured, sold,
advertised or otherwise represented as kosher to insure proper labeling
of kosher and non-kosher products.
Land and Water Resources
Protects New York's land and water resources through farmland protection, farmland conservation, and proactive environmental stewardship.
Milk Control and Dairy Services
Regulates the States dairy industry, protecting the public
health and welfare while promoting an economic marketing environment
that allows all segments of the dairy industry to prosper.
Protects from the introduction of invasive plant
species and enhances the marketability of New York agricultural
products within the State and for export purposes.
Seed Testing Laboratory
Promotes and highlights New York State and its
agriculture, commerce, arts and sciences to residents of the State
of New York through presentations at the Great New York State Fair.
Serves basic agricultural and rural data needs by providing important,
usable, and accurate statistical information and services.
Weights & Measures Bureau
Assures measurement accuracy and uniformity in commerce throughout
New York State in accordance with Article 16 of the Agriculture and Markets Law.