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.
Governor Cuomo Announces State Landmarks to Be Lit Orange in Recognition of Hunger Action Month
NYS Agriculture and Markets Deputy Commissioner Receives National Award for Work with Dairy Industry and in Food Safety
Governor Cuomo Announces 18 Finalists Selected for Round One of Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition
New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet Tuesday, September 17, 2019
State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Implementation of Food Safety Standards on Produce Farms
State Fair Press Releases
Governor Cuomo Announces Record Breaking Numbers for Great New York State Fair Attendance and Statewide Tourism
Governor Cuomo Announces The Great New York State Fair Breaks its Daily All-Time Attendance Record
Syracuse University Football Game at Liberty University to Be Shown on Big Screen at the Great New York State Fair
Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball Announces Winners of the 2019 Dairy Products Competition at the Great New York State Fair
Juice Wrld to Perform at Chevy Court During the 2019 Great New York State Fair