New York Agriculture & Markets Law
1. The commissioner shall quinquennially report to the governor and the legislature on or before January first, two thousand seven and on or before January first of each fifth year thereafter on the status of the state farmers’ markets program, as provided under this article. Such report shall include:
(a) the number and nature of proposals made to the department for state assistance;
(b) the number, nature and geographic location of approved farmers’ markets development or improvement projects, and the amounts of each award made thereto;
(c) an assessment of the effectiveness of existing farmers’ markets to facilitate New York producers to direct market their farm and food products to retail and wholesale consumers; and
(d) any recommendations for program improvement.
2. Between report due dates, the commissioner shall maintain the necessary records and data required to satisfy such report requirements and to satisfy information requests received from the governor and the legislature between such report due dates.