08/16/2012 01:07 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2012

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

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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