ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration says New York
is back to being one the nation’s top three states when it comes to milk
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Jan. 29 that the latest data
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms that New York passed Idaho in
2013 to become the nation’s third largest producer of milk, trailing California
and Wisconsin. New York topped Idaho by 57 million pounds of milk last year.
It’s the first time since 2009 that New York has ranked
third nationally in milk production. The state had a 37-year run in the No. 3
spot starting in 1972.
New York’s milk production rose in 2013 for the fourth
consecutive year. State officials credit the growth to the increased demand for
milk, thanks in large part to New York’s booming yogurt industry.
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