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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 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

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program Fact Sheet
Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Farm Bill Listening Tour Stops in Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, New York City and Western New York

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Farm Funding Available to Support New Farmers and Military Veterans

Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million for County Fair Infrastructure Improvement Projects

Governor Cuomo Announces First-in-the-Nation State Capital Fund for Critical Improvements to Animal Shelters

Governor Cuomo Announces October 20 Through 29 as Cider Week NYC

Taste NY Café Featuring Local Food and Beverages Celebrates Grand Opening at Pembroke Travel Plaza

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of New Southern Tier Welcome Center

Updated - Date and Time: State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Next Stop on Farm Bill Listening Tour in Morrisville on October 23, 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million Available to Grow Farm-To-School Program Across New York State

State Fair Press Releases

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

Governor Cuomo Announces Largest Attendance Ever at the Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair Announces 27 Winners of the Annual Dairy Products Competition

New York State Holds First-Ever Agriculture Career Day at the Great New York State Fair

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Good Agricultural Practices


Limits on Executive Compensation

EO 38 Regulations (1 NYCRR Part 400)

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