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.
2017 Dairy Promotion Order Annual Report
Resources for New Farmers
Department Press Releases
Empire State Development Announces BelGioioso Cheese to Build New Plant in Schenectady County
DEC Announces Release of Draft Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan
Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Concord Grape Summit to Promote Continued Growth of New York's Agricultural Industry
State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $500,000 to Expand Community-Based Agriculture Across the State
Media Advisory: New York State Hosts Concord Grape Summit Thursday, April 12
Thruway Authority Encourages New York Farmers to Showcase Homegrown Products at Taste NY Farmers’ Markets at Service Areas throughout the State
Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of "Brew York" from Ithaca Beer Co.
Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 60 New Industrial Hemp Research Partners Join New York State Pilot Program
State Fair Press Releases
Country Superstars Big & Rich Featuring Cowboy Troy to Perform at Chevy Court during the 2018 Great New York State Fair
Rising Bronx Hip-Hop Star A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie to Perform at Chevy Court During the 2018 Great New York State Fair
Counting Crows “25 Years and Counting” Tour Includes Chevy Court Concert at the 2018 Great New York State Fair
Reservations for RV Camping at the Great New York State Fair Open Sunday, April 1
Rock Hall of Fame Band Blondie to Perform for First Time at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair
The Great New York State Fair Announces Niall Horan to Bring His Solo Tour to the Fair’s Chevy Court Stage
Award-Winning Country Star Hunter Hayes Makes His First Appearance at the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage
Grammy-Nominated Rapper Lil Yachty Makes First-Ever Appearance at the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage