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
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to Promote New York Concord Grape Industry at National Restaurant Association Trade Show in Chicago
Dec and Ag&Mkts Announce Statewide Spotted Lanternfly Outreach Campaign
State Agencies Encourage New Yorkers To Support Small Businesses
New York Wood Products Development Council to Meet May 18, 2018
State Agriculture Department Celebrates Beef Month with the Addition of New York Beef Producers to the New York State Grown & Certified Program
Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet May 15, 2018
Governor Cuomo Announces $15 Million to Support Water Quality Protection Projects on New York Livestock Farms
State Agriculture Department Expands Business Opportunities for Home Food Processors
State Fair Press Releases
The Great New York State Fair Announces First-Ever Sale of Lifetime Admission Passes
The Great New York State Fair Announces Creation of Latino Village, A Weekend Celebration of Culture
Rock Hall of Famers Dave Mason and Steve Cropper to Perform at Chevy Court
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