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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.


Proposed Amendments to 1 NYCRR Part 127 (Golden Nematode)
Unofficial NYCRR Online

Event Booking and Related Services at the New York State Fairgrounds during Non-Fair Season RFP

Resources for New Farmers

FAQ Regarding Manure Storage in NYS

NYS Companion Animal Capital Fund Grant Program

Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

New York State Agriculture and Labor Commissioners Participate in NY Agricultural Literacy Week

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Efforts to Deliver Millions of Meals to Older New Yorkers

State Agriculture Commissioner Releases Guidance for the Safety in Agricultural Tourism Act

Governor Cuomo Announces 150 Percent Growth in Farm-Based Craft Beverage Manufacturers Since First Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cider Summit in 2012

Governor Cuomo Announces Beginning of Construction on Adirondack Welcome Center

Public Meeting Notice: Advisory Council on Agriculture to Meet Monday, March 19, 2018

Media Advisory: State Agriculture Department Celebrates NYS Grown & Certified and Upcoming Maple Weekends with Ceremonial Tree Tapping Friday

Governor Cuomo Announces Second Harmful Algal Blooms Summit in Syracuse

State Fair Press Releases

The Great New York State Fair Announces Niall Horan to Bring His Solo Tour to the Fairís Chevy Court Stage

Award-Winning Country Star Hunter Hayes Makes His First Appearance at the Great New York State Fairís Chevy Court Stage

Grammy-Nominated Rapper Lil Yachty Makes First-Ever Appearance at the Great New York State Fairís Chevy Court Stage

State Fairís New Midway Madness Sale Packages a Day of Family Fun on the Wade Shows Midway

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson to Perform Senior Day Concert of Massive Hits at Chevy Court

Governor Cuomo Announces State Fair's Drone Film Festival and Competition Returns for Second Year

Governor Cuomo Announces Attendance at New York State Fairgrounds Events Soars More than 50 Percent

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