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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

New York State Announces Community Growers Grant Awards

Governor Cuomo Announces Next Step in $1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative

Governor Cuomo Announces Record $1.5 Million Available to Support Growth of Farm-To-School Programs Across New York State Ahead of 2018-19 School Year

New York State Department of Agriculture Reminds New Yorkers to Keep Their Animal Vaccinations Up to Date

Governor Cuomo Congratulates Winners of the 2018 New York Wine Classic

New York State Congratulates Schuyler County Farm as Recipient of the 2018 State Agricultural Environmental Management Award

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $500,000 to Advance Farmland Protection Actions Across New York

Governor Cuomo Announces Results of Second Annual New York State Craft Beer Competition

State Fair Press Releases

2018 Great New York State Fair Offers Fairgoers a Ride High into the Sky for Free on Observation Tower Ride

Learn More about New York’s Beef Farmers at the Great New York State Fairs’ Annual Beef Day, Tuesday, August 28

Advisory: Time Change for All Time Low Concert

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Celebrates First-Ever Grape Day at the Great New York State Fair

New “Stomp Out Stigma” Day at the 2018 Great New York State Fair Supports the Fight against Addiction

Syracuse-Area Couple Chosen to Receive Free “Wedding on Ice” at the 2018 Great New York State Fair

“Sesame Street Live: C Is for Celebration” Stage Show to Be Part of 2018 Great New York State Fair

Experience Stage at the Great New York State Fair Features National Acts, Special Festivals, Tribute Bands and More






Good Agricultural Practices

 Limits on Executive Compensation

EO 38 Regulations (1 NYCRR Part 400)

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)


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