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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 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
Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

State Agriculture Commissioner Reconvenes Milk Marketing Advisory Council

Governor Cuomo Announces $6.3 Million to Protect Valuable and At-Risk Farmland in the Capital Region

Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Sales More than Double in 2016

State Encourages New Yorkers to Support Small Businesses this Saturday

Statement from State Agriculture Commissioner on the Thanksgiving Holiday

Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Buy Local Trees this Holiday Season

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Partners with the New York State Agricultural Society to Co-Sponsor the 185th Annual Meeting and Forum

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Kicks-Off Christmas Season with Tree-Cutting, Holiday Promotion to Highlight New York Agriculture

State Fair Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Announces 25,000 Additional Tickets to the Great New York State Fair Available Following Cyber Monday Sellout

State Fair’s Annual Cyber Monday Sale Offers Tickets to 2017 Fair at Lowest Price Possible

Governor Cuomo Launches State Fair Task Force to Recommend Improvements to the State Fair Renovation Program

Governor Cuomo Announces Final Historic Record-Setting Attendance at the 2016 Great New York State Fair

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