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.
Department Press Releases
34th Annual Competition Spotlights World-Class New York Wines Awards Governor's Cup to Six Mile Creek Vineyard Wagner Vineyards Named Winery of the Year
Tops Friendly Markets Continues to Promote Local Agriculture with New York State Grown & Certified Celebration This Weekend
New York State Congratulates Cortland County Dairy Farm as Recipient of the 2019 State Agricultural Environmental Management Award
Consumer Alert: Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Raw Milk in Columbia County
Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board Seeking Proposals to Promote New York's Dairy Industry
State Fair Press Releases
The Great New York State Fair’s Funkfest to Expand with New World Beat Event
Latino Village Weekend Expands into Home
State Fair Offers a Super(Hero) of a Deal: A Special Comic Book and Fair Admission for a Bargain Price
State Fair Food 2019: Fried Specialties’ “Sudden Death” Joins Its Roster of Wild Deep-fried Sandwiches
Parking Improvements for the 2019 Great New York State Fair Include Large New Lot along Willis Ave.