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.
Governor Cuomo Announces $16.8 Million to Protect Water Quality Across New York State
1 NYCRR Part 128 (European Cherry Fruit Fly)
2017 Dairy Promotion Order Annual Report
Resources for New Farmers
Department Press Releases
State Agriculture Commissioner Announces More Than $42 Million Awarded to Agricultural Projects through the Regional Economic Development Councils
New York State Warns Consumers About Consuming Raw Milk from Farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Governor Cuomo Announces Record $35 Million Awarded to Farmland Protection Projects Across New York State
Governor Cuomo Announces Record $1.5 Million in Awards to Support Farm-to-School Programs Across the State
State Department of Agriculture Announces Farmland Protection Grants Provided to New York Dairy Farms
Statement from State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on the 2018 Farm Bill
Milk Marketing Advisory Council to Meet December 18, 2018
Taste NY Invites Farmers and Buyers to Grow Business and Support Local Buying at New Food and Farms Business Expo
Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiatives to Strengthen New York's Concord Grape Industry
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Releases Third Quarter Food Safety Inspection Results
Governor Cuomo Announces Extension of Real Property Tax Exemption on Farm Buildings
State Fair Press Releases
Ride-All-Day Midway Wristbands Available at Lowest Prices in State Fair's Special "Stocking Stuffer Sale"
State Fair’s Annual Cyber Monday Sale Offers Tickets at Lowest Price of the Year
New Winter Fair Event Brings the Best of the State Fair Indoors
First-Ever Drone Racing and Technology Event to Take Place at State Fairgrounds' Expo Center
CNY Fall Boat Show Moves to The New Exposition Center at The New York State Fairgrounds
Governor Cuomo Announces Great New York State Fair Breaks All-Time Attendance Record
Governor Cuomo Appoints Troy Waffner Director of The Great New York State Fair
Winners of the 2018 Dairy Products Competition Announced Today at the Great New York State Fair
The Great New York State Fair Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the Witter Agricultural Museum Thursday, August 30