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Department of Agriculture and Markets

TOP Department of Agriculture and Markets
Our Mission
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To promote New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, foster agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguard the State's food supply, land and livestock.

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Core Services
Core Services
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Promoting New York’s agricultural producers and products and the State’s food and beverage companies; connecting the State’s farmers to new markets to grow the agricultural economy; improving access to fresh, local foods to consumers across the State through farmers’ markets and farm-to-school programs;  helping to protect and enhance New York State’s natural resources and working landscapes; maintaining plant health by detecting and preventing the spread of diseases and harmful invasive species, promoting integrated pest management, regulating the sale of seed and fertilizers, and ensuring the health of honey bees;  promoting sustainable animal production agriculture, the safety of the animal origin food supply, and inspecting companion animal shelters; maintaining the safety of the food supply in New York State from the producer to the consumer through inspection and testing; assuring measurement accuracy of scales, gas pumps, as well as thousands of different packaged commodities for a fair and equitable commercial marketplace.

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Who We Serve
Who We Serve
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Farmers; agricultural producers; general public; researchers; agricultural commodity organizations; food transportation, food processing, and retail industries; weights and measures; scientific and manufacturing industries; fuel wholesalers and retailers; county  and municipal planning boards; regulators.

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Contact Information
Contact Information

agriculture.ny.gov

1-800-554-4501