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


to the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets' website. Our mission is to foster a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefits producers and consumers alike. Agriculture makes up one-quarter of the State's land area and contributes immensely to the quality of life in New York State by generating economic activity and producing wholesome products to nourish our families. We work diligently to promote a viable agricultural industry, foster agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguard our food supply. This website was designed to help you learn about the many services and specialized programs the Department has to offer. Take a look for yourself, and if there is anything that you cannot locate or requires further clarification, please don't hesitate to contact us via this website or at 1-800-554-4501. Thanks for your support of New York's food and agricultural industries!

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District Offices

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Directions to the Department

Employment Opportunities

Former Commissioners

NYS Agriculture and Markets Law
(This link will take you to the NYS Laws site. Click on "Agriculture and Markets " for law information.)