Cuomo Says Dairy Industry Can Make New York U.S. Yogurt Capital

08/16/2012 01:07 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2012
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Governor Andrew Cuomo said he wants New York to become the yogurt capital of the U.S., just as California's Silicon Valley has grown to dominate the global high-tech industry.

New York is home to 29 yogurt plants, up from 14 in 2000, Cuomo said today in Albany at the state's first Yogurt Summit. The 54-year-old Democrat organized the event to bring together dairy farmers and industry leaders, including New Berlin, New York-based Chobani Inc., which produces Greek-style yogurt.

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