Economy
5:15 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

New York State Leads the Nation in Yogurt Production

New York State is leading the nation in all yogurt production. Governor Cuomo made the announcement Thursday.

Credit North Country Public Radio
State yogurt processors produced 692-million pounds of yogurt this past year - beating out California, which produced 587-million pounds of yogurt.   New York’s yogurt plants have nearly tripled in production, and milk production grew by more than one-billion pounds - making the state the fourth largest milk producing state in the country. Since taking office, the governor has rolled out a series of initiatives aiming to help the dairy industry, including providing incentives for plant expansion and lowering costs for dairy farmers.