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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.


1 NYCRR Part 128 (European Cherry Fruit Fly)

2017 Dairy Promotion Order Annual Report

Resources for New Farmers

Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $1.36 Million to Support New York’s Specialty Crop Industry

State Agencies Partner to Announce $1 Million in Funding Available to Support New Farmers

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Upgrades at Cornell Food Venture Center

New York State Hosts Meeting on Dairy Industry Issues

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of New Adirondacks Welcome Center

NYS Council on Hunger and Food Policy and Community Members Partner to Squash out Hunger

New York State Implements New Actions to Prevent Spread of Spotted Lanternfly in New York State

***Updated: New Date and Time***Media Advisory: Six New Cuisine Trails in the North Country Spotlight the Region’s Farms, Food and Beverage Businesses

Taste NY Food Truck Competition Winners Announced

New York State Fair Celebrates Second Annual Timber Sports and Forestry Experience Day September 2

State Fair Press Releases

CNY Fall Boat Show Moves to The New Exposition Center at The New York State Fairgrounds

Governor Cuomo Announces Great New York State Fair Breaks All-Time Attendance Record

Governor Cuomo Appoints Troy Waffner Director of The Great New York State Fair

Winners of the 2018 Dairy Products Competition Announced Today at the Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the Witter Agricultural Museum Thursday, August 30

The Great New York State Fair to Extend Senior Days Due to High Heat and Humidity

Dropkick Murphys to Perform at the 2018 Great New York State Fair

NYS Animal Shelters to Host “Adopt a Pet Day” at the Great New York State Fair

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of New Expo Center at the 2018 Great New York State Fair

Agriculture Career Day at the Great New York State Fair Spotlights Opportunities in Agriculture






Good Agricultural Practices

 Limits on Executive Compensation

EO 38 Regulations (1 NYCRR Part 400)

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)


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