Last Wednesday (Aug. 15), dairy farmers, food-industry executives, politicians and reporters gathered in Albany for the “New York State Yogurt Summit,” presided over by Gov. Cuomo.

The yogurt industry has emerged as a growth sector in economically struggling Upstate.  The industry has been expanding because of the increasing popularity of Greek-style yogurt.  It requires significantly more milk to produce than regular yogurt, thus benefiting from a proximity to New York’s dairy farms.

State officials called the meeting an opportunity to strategize with industry leaders about how to help ensure that the growing industry continues to prosper.

We are very pleased to see that Governor Cuomo and his administration are working to foster the growth of this Upstate industry, and that he is working with dairy farmers to help them as well.