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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

Drought Resource Guide for Farmers

Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program Fact Sheet
Food Safety Alerts

Department Press Releases

State Agriculture Commissioner Celebrates County Fair Improvement Projects This Summer

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Highlights Food Safety and Environmentally Sustainable Practices on NYS Grown & Certified Farm

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Tours NYS Grown & Certified Dairy Farm and Processing Plant

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Joins Saratoga County Fair to Unveil Renovations to Fairgrounds

Statewide Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Meet July 18, 2017

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation and Announces New Initiatives to Support Growth of Industrial Hemp Industry in New York State

County Collaborates with Dutchess Land Conservancy, Scenic Hudson and State to Preserve Pleasant Valley Farm

Governor Cuomo Announces HP Hood Expansion to Create Over 200 Jobs in Batavia

Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $1.7 Million Awarded for Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control Across New York

State Fair Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Fair Year-Round Event Attendance Nearly Doubles in 2017

Governor Cuomo Welcomes Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show Back to the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend

Iconic Rocker Bret Michaels to Perform on Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

Rock Hall of Famers the Family Stone to Bring Classic Soul to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

Celebrate New York’s Dairy Industry at the Great New York State Fair's 41st Annual Dairy Day, August 31

Advance Sales Are Underway for Tickets to the 2017 Great New York State Fair

Rock Legends Blue Öyster Cult to Perform at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair Announces New Drone Video Competition and Festival

Star Spangled Challenge Seeks Patriotic New Yorkers to Sing the National Anthem to Open the Great New York State Fair

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