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.
“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.