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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Press Releases

217 Press Releases
  • Published on April 29, 2024 - 16:31 GMT

    Taste NY Grand Central Celebrates Grand Opening

    The Taste NY program today joined Slate Point Meadery for an official ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of their new market, Taste NY Grand Central. The Poughkeepsie-based business opened their satellite location in Grand Central Terminal …

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  • Published on April 26, 2024 - 19:48 GMT

    $500,000 Awarded to Boost Promotion of New York’s Local Fairs

    New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced that $500,000 has been awarded to 50 county and youth fairs across the state through the Agricultural Fairgrounds Advertising, Promotion, and Education Program (AFAPEP). The program …

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  • Published on April 24, 2024 - 20:09 GMT

    Department Announces Temporary Dairy Cattle Import Requirements

    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today announced new temporary import requirements for dairy cattle coming into New York, following detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle and goats in several other …

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  • Published on April 4, 2024 - 23:49 GMT

    Taste NY Highlights Partnership with Minor League Baseball Teams

    On Opening Day for Many Minor League Baseball Teams, Taste NY Highlights Local Food and Beverages Offerings in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, the Capital Region, and the Hudson Valley 2023 Season Scored More Than $5.7 Million in Sales for Taste NY Producers …

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  • Published on April 4, 2024 - 23:49 GMT

    Department Continuing to Monitor HPAI Cases

    No Detections of HPAI in Dairy Cattle or Goats in New York State Alerts Veterinarians to the Situation in Texas, Kansas, and Minnesota, Urges Them to Contact the Department if Any Signs or Symptoms of Illness are Suspected in New York Reminds Consumers …

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  • Published on March 29, 2024 - 16:51 GMT

    Department Announces $1M to Urban Farms and Community Gardens

    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today announced that $1 million has been awarded to 22 organizations across the state through Round 2 of New York State’s Urban Farms and Community Gardens Grant Program. The program is designed to …

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  • Published on March 24, 2024 - 18:05 GMT

    Commissioner Ball's Statement on National Agriculture Day 2024

    “Tomorrow, on National Agriculture Day, I encourage all New Yorkers to pause and recognize the hard work of our farmers—the one percent of our population that feed the remaining 99 percent—and celebrate the diverse and unique agricultural industry in New …

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  • Published on March 21, 2024 - 18:30 GMT

    Department Advances Bond Act Funded Programs

    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) today released for public comment proposed eligibility guidelines to guide allocation of funding for water quality projects under the historic $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs …

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  • Published on March 19, 2024 - 16:47 GMT

    Department Announces Community Garden Soil Testing Program

    New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball today, in partnership with Cornell Soil Health Lab, announced soil testing is available for community gardens through the 2024 New York State Community Gardens Soil Testing …

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  • Published on March 18, 2024 - 18:31 GMT

    Taste NY Celebrates Women's History Month

    During Women’s History Month, Taste NY, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Cayuga County, and Harvest New York are teaming up to support Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. The two-day Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Women’ …

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  • Published on March 14, 2024 - 17:29 GMT

    Taste NY Hosts "Sandwich Showdown" Competition

    The inaugural Taste NY #SandwichShowdown kicks off this Friday, March 1. This student-led friendly competition challenged two Taste NY locations in the region to design a sandwich that highlights New York agriculture. Developed in collaboration with SUNY …

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  • Published on February 29, 2024 - 17:42 GMT

    Council on Hunger and Food Policy Releases 2024 Annual Report

    New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced that the Council on Hunger and Food Policy has issued its 2023 annual report. The Council, which was formalized in statute in 2023, was charged by Governor Hochul to outline ways to …

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  • Published on February 23, 2024 - 21:07 GMT

    Applications Now Open for 2024 AEM-Leopold Conservation Award

    New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced applications are being accepted for New York State’s fifth annual Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Leopold Conservation Award. Presented in partnership with Sand County …

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  • Published on February 8, 2024 - 14:52 GMT

    Area Removed From Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantine

    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has removed just over 10 square miles from the Asian Longhorned Beetle ( …

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  • Published on February 2, 2024 - 15:37 GMT

    Department Launches Partnership With GlobalVetLink

    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and GlobalVetLink (GVL), the trusted name in digital compliance solutions for animal health, today announced a new partnership to further New York’s efforts to transition to digital CVIs ( …

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  • Published on January 30, 2024 - 18:46 GMT

    Commissioner Ball Delivers 2024 State of Agriculture Address

    New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on January 11, 2024 delivered the State of Agriculture Address at the 192nd New York State Agricultural Society Annual Forum, outlining the progress made in 2023 and priorities for the agricultural …

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  • Published on January 12, 2024 - 21:40 GMT

    Taste NY Wraps Up Year-Long 10th Anniversary Celebration

    New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today highlighted milestones the Taste NY program reached during its 10th anniversary year, 2023, as the State celebrated with a series of events and special promotions. Taste NY Welcome Centers and …

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  • Published on December 26, 2023 - 14:30 GMT

    Departments of Ag and Health Offer Holiday Food Safety Tips

    With the holiday season in full swing, the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets reminds everyone to keep safety in mind when cooking holiday meals.   “Gathering around the table to share a …

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  • Published on December 18, 2023 - 19:52 GMT

    State Agriculture Commissioner Celebrates Taste NY's 10th ...

    New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today visited the Central New York Welcome Center, located in Destiny Mall in Syracuse, for an open house event celebrating the Taste NY program’s 10th anniversary and showcasing New York’s farmers, …

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  • Published on December 15, 2023 - 19:10 GMT

    $4.25 Million Awarded to Expand Meat Processing Statewide

    The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) today announced that HVADC has awarded $4.25 million to 26 projects in 19 counties across the state through the Meat Processing …

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