June 5 is Dairy Day at the New York State Capitol

Northeast Dairy Foods Association

The Northeast Dairy Foods Association, a full-service dairy trade association representing dairy processors, manufacturers and distributors in the Northeast United States, is promoting National Dairy Month for the month of June and celebrating Dairy Day on June 5, 2019 at the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY.

National Dairy Month celebrates and recognizes the efforts of the dairy industry across the United States – from dairy farmers to the processors, manufacturers and suppliers – throughout the month of June. This year’s Dairy Day celebration in Albany will focus on the nutritional value dairy products provide. Milk, yogurt, cheese and other dairy products provide healthy vitamins and nutrients every day, and are a strong source of riboflavin, Vitamin A, D, K, calcium, potassium and protein. These beneficial nutrients can help to manage weight, reduce the risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Well of the Legislative Office Building, the New York State Legislature will be holding a ceremony highlighting the economic and health benefits the dairy industry provides. State Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Jen Metzger and Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo will be joined by representatives of the dairy industry and various support groups providing samples of dairy products and information.

“The dairy industry is very important in New York State and throughout the north east. In New York alone, dairy is the number 1 agriculture segment in the economy, providing over sixty-three thousand jobs and nearly fourteen billion dollars in direct economic output,” said Bruce W. Krupke, Executive Vice President of the Northeast Dairy Foods Association, Inc. “It’s a huge economic generator for the region, supporting local farms and local and regional manufacturers that turn the milk into yogurt, ice cream, cheese and other products locally. Additionally, dairy products are a healthy choice that provide us vitamins and nutrients.”



National Dairy Month began in 1937 to promote the consumption of milk that provided the essential vitamins and nutrients to children and a growing population.

NDFA has members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Members represent all four federal class product companies including fluid milk processors, distributors, byproduct manufacturers, ice cream and yogurt plants and some dairy farm producers. The association provides services and information to its members to help improve their operations, ensuring the efficient distribution of the freshest and safest dairy products possible. The association represents its membership as a united manufacturing/distribution industry before legislative bodies and regulatory agencies, promoting and safeguarding their common business interests.

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