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
Department Press Releases
State Joins Nine Pin Ciderworks for Annual Event to Promote New York Farm Cideries
Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Sales Nearly Tripled in 2016
State Agriculture Commissioner Reminds Producers of Dairy Promotion Board Nominations
Candy, Flowers, Taste NY, and More for Your Valentine on the Concourse
Agriculture Commissioner Commemorates 100 Years of Formal Agricultural Education In New York State
New York State Announces Funding Available for Road Stream Crossing Assessments
Governor Cuomo Announces $14 Million Available to Support Water Quality Protection Projects on Farms Throughout New York State
State Agriculture Commissioner Congratulates Good Food Awards Finalists
State Fair Press Releases
State Agriculture Commissioner Announces The New York Farm Show Returns To The New York State Fairgrounds
Great New York State Fair’s “Halfway to the Fair” Sale Features Best Deal of the Year on Midway Ride-All-Day Wristbands
The Taste NY Food Truck Competition Expands to Two Days for 2017 Great New York State Fair
Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million for New York's Local Fairs
Governor Cuomo Announces $70 Million For Phase Two of the Unprecedented Revitalization of the New York State Fairgrounds