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 $2.5 Million in Climate Resiliency Grant Funding
Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of New Taste NY Bistro at the Javits Center
Media Advisory: New York State Announces Grand Opening of Taste NY Bistro at Javits Center
Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Agriculture Trade Forum Between New York and Puerto Rico
Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 100 New York Agricultural Products to be Showcased at 15th Annual New York Farm Day in Nation's Capital
State Agriculture Commissioner Tours Drought-Damaged Farms in the Southern Tier and Announces Resource Guide for Affected Farmers
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
New York State Veterinarians and Inspectors Work to Maintain a Great Experience for Visitors at the Great New York State Fair
Governor Cuomo and the Six Nations Agricultural Society Announce $750,000 Revitalization of the Great New York State Fair's Indian Village