ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is the top yogurt producer in the nation.
A press release says in 2013, preliminary data found that New York produced 741 million pounds of yogurt. That's up from 695 million pounds in 2012.
“For the second year in a row, New York State has earned the distinction of being the yogurt capital of the nation. This is another example of how when government and the private sector work together, as we have done with New York’s dairy industry to eliminate barriers to growth, the result is positive economic activity that translates into jobs and new opportunities for New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York’s dairy farmers and yogurt producers are the cream of the crop in their industry, and I congratulate them on once again securing this well-deserved honor.”
New York accounted for about 16% of total U.S. yogurt production in 2013.
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