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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 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
Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Streamlined Inspection Process for New York’s Plant Industry

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $1 Million Awarded to Help Farms Join New York State Grown & Certified Program

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces 2017 Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board Members

Wood Products Development Council to Meet in Syracuse Thursday

Governor Cuomo Convenes First-Ever Industrial Hemp Summit to Grow New York's Agricultural Industry

Governor Cuomo Urges Federal Government to Address Canadian Trade Policies and Protect U.S. Milk Suppliers

Public Meeting Notice: NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Media Advisory - For Planning Purposes: New York State Industrial Hemp Summit to Be Held on Tuesday, April 18 at Cornell University

Governor Cuomo Announces Funding for Western New York Farms to Address Impacts of Climate Change

State Fair Press Releases

Pop Star Taylor Dayne Brings Her String of Hits to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

Southern Rock Stalwarts the Marshall Tucker Band to Play Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

Entertainment on a Large Scale Comes to the 2017 Great New York State Fair

Peter Noone Brings the Great Hits of Herman’s Hermits Back to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

3 Doors Down to Perform on the New Opening Night at Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

Governor Cuomo Announces New Baby Care Centers at the Great New York State Fair in Central New York

Media Advisory: State Fair Makes Announcement

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