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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 New Actions to Protect Pollinator Populations

Governor Cuomo Announces Action Plans to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms

State Agriculture Commissioner Urges Home Gardeners, Greenhouse Growers and Vegetable Farmers to Watch for and Report Late Blight

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 1,000 Craft Beverage Manufacturers Now Operating in New York State

Media Advisory: New York State Agriculture Commissioner Tours Ronnybrook Farm to Promote New York’s Dairy Farmers

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Initiatives to Promote New York Dairy Industry During Dairy Month

Taste NY Will Promote the ‘Best of New York’ at Belmont Festival

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces $17 Million to Protect and Preserve Water Quality Across New York

State Fair Press Releases

Southern Hard Rockers Jackyl to Perform at Chevy Court during the 2018 Great New York State Fair

Concord Grapes Class Added to the New York State Fair Culinary Competition

All Time Low to Perform on Experience Stage at the 2018 Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair Partners with Onondaga County, Carol M. Baldwin Research Fund on New Cancer Fundraiser

Two-Day Job Fair Offers Opportunity for Temporary Jobs at the Great New York State Fair

Rock Legend Eddie Money to Perform on Experience Stage at the 2018 Great New York State Fair

Rising R&B Star Ravyn Lenae to Perform at Chevy Court During the 2018 Great New York State Fair

Registration Open for Broomball Tournament in the New Exposition Center at the 2018 Great New York State Fair






Good Agricultural Practices

 Limits on Executive Compensation

EO 38 Regulations (1 NYCRR Part 400)

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)


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