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Welcome to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Website. The Department, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

Please visit the About Us section to learn more about the Department’s divisions, the Farms and Businesses tab to find resources for farmers, producers and agri-businesses, and the Consumer Information tab to easily locate farmers’ markets and licensed food and beverage establishments, among others.

New York State Agriculture Snapshot
About 20% of New York State's land area, or more than 7 million acres, is farmland. There are nearly 36,000 family farms producing some of the world's best food, helping to drive the New York State economy. New York ranks high among the major agricultural states in the nation, ranking in the top 10 in production of 30 commodities. It is the second largest producer of apples, snap beans and maple syrup, third in cabbage, grapes and dairy, which is largest segment of the State's agricultural sector, and fourth in pears.


Resources for New Farmers

FAQ Regarding Manure Storage in NYS

NYS Companion Animal Capital Fund Grant Program

Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

Update: New York Wood Products Development Council Meeting Cancelled

Governor Cuomo Announces 50 Percent Growth in Craft Beverage Manufacturers Since Enactment of Craft New York Act in 2014

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New York State Grown & Certified Program to Take Center Stage at New York Produce Show

Governor Cuomo Announces $2 Million Available to Reduce Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Central New York Welcome Center in Syracuse

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Agriculture Development Center and Taste NY Store in Binghamton

State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights New York’s $23 Billion Forest Products Industry

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Celebrates the Grand Opening of the New Agriculture Development Center and Taste NY Store

State Fair Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Announces Request for Proposals to Book Non-Fair Events at the New York State Fairgrounds

Buy A Thrilling Day on the Midway at the Great New York State Fair’s Cyber Monday Sale

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Record Sales of New York Agricultural Products at the 2017 Great New York State Fair

Governor Cuomo Announces Fairgoers Give 2017 Great New York State Fair Highest Marks Ever

Governor Cuomo Announces Phase I Construction of the State Fair's Orange Lot to Begin This Fall

Ithaca, Auburn, Rochester Food Trucks Win at the Great New York State Fair’s Expanded Taste NY Food Truck Competition

Another Attendance Record Falls at the Great New York State Fair

Press and Publications Send in your State Fair Ideas!






Good Agricultural Practices


Limits on Executive Compensation

EO 38 Regulations (1 NYCRR Part 400)

 Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)


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