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
FAQ Regarding Manure Storage in NYS
NYS Companion Animal Capital Fund Grant Program
Department Press Releases
State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Buy Local Trees This Holiday Season
New York State Warns Consumers About Purchasing Raw Milk from Udder Milk Company
Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet November 21, 2017
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Partners with the New York State Agricultural Society to Co-Sponsor the 186th Annual Meeting and Forum
Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Kicks off Christmas Season with Tree-Cutting to Promote New York Agriculture
State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages Veterans Interested in Agriculture to Participate in the Second Annual NY Veterans in Ag Conference
State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Nearly $1.1 Million Awarded to Strengthen New York’s Agricultural Industry
State Agriculture Commissioner Reminds New York Farmers of Upcoming 2017 Census of Agriculture
State Fair Press Releases
Buy A Thrilling Day on the Midway at the Great New York State Fair’s Cyber Monday Sale
State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Record Sales of New York Agricultural Products at the 2017 Great New York State Fair
Governor Cuomo Announces Fairgoers Give 2017 Great New York State Fair Highest Marks Ever
Governor Cuomo Announces Phase I Construction of the State Fair's Orange Lot to Begin This Fall
Ithaca, Auburn, Rochester Food Trucks Win at the Great New York State Fair’s Expanded Taste NY Food Truck Competition
Another Attendance Record Falls at the Great New York State Fair
Updated: Governor Cuomo Announces Two Attendance Records Smashed in Final Great New York State Fair Numbers