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The commissioner is appointed by the [[New York Governor|Governor]] and confirmed by the [[New York State Senate|Senate]].
 
The commissioner is appointed by the [[New York Governor|Governor]] and confirmed by the [[New York State Senate|Senate]].
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* Investigate the cost of food production and marketing in all its phases
 
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*Investigate the sources of food supply for the  state, the production, transportation, storage, marketing and distribution of food sold, offered for sale, stored or held within the  state, the cost of  transportation to the leading centers of population and of distribution to consumers
 
*Investigate the sources of food supply for the  state, the production, transportation, storage, marketing and distribution of food sold, offered for sale, stored or held within the  state, the cost of  transportation to the leading centers of population and of distribution to consumers
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The budget for the Department of Agriculture and Markets was  107,124,000 for the 2013 fiscal year.<ref>[http://www.budget.ny.gov/pubs/archive/fy1213archive/enacted1213/2012-13EnactedBudget.pdf ''New York State'', "Enacted Budget Fiscal Plan for Fiscal Year 2013," T-161, accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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In 2012, the New York Commissioner of Agriculture was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$120,800]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
 
In 2012, the New York Commissioner of Agriculture was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$120,800]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
  
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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets<BR>
 
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets<BR>

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New York Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $107,124,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  New York Constitution, Article V, Section 4
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Darrel Aubertine
Assumed office:  April 5, 2011
Compensation:  $120,800
Other New York Executive Offices
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The New York Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets is an appointed state executive position in the New York state government.

The Commissioner oversees the Department of Agriculture and Markets, which is responsible for promoting the agricultural industry, fostering environmental stewardship, and ensuring a safe food supply.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Darrel Aubertine. He was appointed to the position by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on January 10, 2011 and confirmed by the Senate on April 5.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of commissioner of agriculture in Article V, Officers and Civil Departments.

Under Article V, Section 4:

The head of the department of agriculture and markets shall be appointed in a manner to be prescribed by law...

Qualifications

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that establishes the requirements necessary to qualify for a state executive office. That information for the New York Commissioner of Agriculture has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Appointments

The commissioner is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.

Vacancies

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Duties

The main duties of the Commissioner include:[2]

  • Execute and carry into effect the laws of the state and the rules of the department, relative to agriculture, horticulture, farm, fruit, and dairy products, aquaculture, and the production, processing, transportation, storage, marketing and distributing of food
  • Enforce and carry into effect the provisions of the laws of the state relative to weights and measures
  • Aid in the promotion and development of the agricultural resources of the state and the improvement of the conditions of rural life
  • Investigate the cost of food production and marketing in all its phases
  • Investigate the sources of food supply for the state, the production, transportation, storage, marketing and distribution of food sold, offered for sale, stored or held within the state, the cost of transportation to the leading centers of population and of distribution to consumers

Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the Department of Agriculture and Markets was 107,124,000 for the 2013 fiscal year.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the New York Commissioner of Agriculture was paid an estimated $120,800 according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "New York" + Commissioner + of + "Agriculture and Markets"

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Contact information

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, New York 12235
Phone: 518-457-3880 or 1-800-554-4501
Email: Online Contact Form

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