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35 Pounds Of Yogurt For Each New Yorker!

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Yogurt production in New York state rose 25 percent last year, according to figures released by the state.

According to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, New York yogurt processors churned out 692 million pounds of yogurt in 2012, compared to 554 million pounds in the previous year.

That works out to about 35 pounds of yogurt for each man, woman and child in New York state.

Cuomo has proclaimed New York the nation’s “Yogurt Capital.” The governor said the state’s yogurt production has surpassed the amount produced last year in California.

Chobani’s Chenango County production facility in South Edmeston has continued to increase production of Greek-style yogurt.

Chobani set up operations a few years ago in a plant that had been used by Kraft Foods.

The Chobani plant reportedly receives about four million pounds of milk daily. Company officials have said most of the milk is obtained from New York dairy farms.

State officials say New York now has 27 yogurt processing plants. They say that’s nearly double the number that existed in 2000.

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