Schumer suggests tax incentives for dairy farmers to produce more for yogurt industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American’s love for Chobani is not only good news for upstate dairy farmers, but even better news for New York’s stagnant economy.

More Greek-style yogurt businesses are setting up shop in the Empire State due to its proximity to the largest population centers in the country, not to mention that New York is the nation's third largest dairy state. Since Agro Farma Inc. launched number-one brand, Chobani in Columbus in 2007, Fage yogurt expanded its manufacturing into U.S. markets by acquiring a hub in Johnstown, and now PepsiCo is in the business, with plans to open a plant in Batavia this summer.

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