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 23% of New York State's land area, or 7 million acres, is farmland. There are nearly 36,000 family farms producing some of the world’s best food. Agriculture is a major driver of the New York State economy and the State ranks high among the major agricultural states in the nation, ranking in the Top 10 in 30 commodities. It is the second largest producer of apples and maple syrup, second in cabbage and snap beans, third in grapes, grape juice and wine, and fourth in pears and dairy, which is the largest segment of the agricultural sector.
Resources for New Farmers
Drought Resource Guide for Farmers
Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program Fact Sheet
Department Press Releases
Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $4.9 Million Awarded to Protect Valuable and At-Risk Farmland Across the State
Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million in Grant Funding Available For Farmers Across New York State
State Agriculture Commissioner Joins the Fourth Annual Big Apple Crunch
Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of the Long Island Welcome Center
Governor Cuomo Announces $2.5 Million to Protect Valuable and At-Risk Farmland in the Mid-Hudson Valley
Governor Cuomo Announces $55 Million in Funding at The New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit
Governor Cuomo Announces Number of New York Farm Cideries Have Tripled Since 2014
** Media Advisory ** New York State, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and The Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corp. Host Free Forum to Help Food, Beverage, and Agricultural Businesses Grow
State Fair Press Releases
Governor Cuomo Announces Final Historic Record-Setting Attendance at the 2016 Great New York State Fair
Governor Cuomo Announces Attendance Record Shattered at the 2016 Great New York State Fair
Silo Food Truck of Ovid and the Meatball Truck of Rochester Win the Great New York State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition
The Great New York State Fair Celebrates the Final Weekend of the Newly Transformed Fair This Labor Day Weekend