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Conflicting viewpoints

Dairy regulation plans draw ire of environmentalists

Production supervisor Anthony Valovic watches for quality control as Fage USA yogurt is packed into cases at its plant in Johnstown in this file photo.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Production supervisor Anthony Valovic watches for quality control as Fage USA yogurt is packed into cases at its plant in Johnstown in this file photo.
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Environmental groups are pushing back against the Cuomo administration’s plan to support a growing yogurt industry by easing regulations on large-scale dairy operations. The Greek yogurt industry is growing so fast in New York that the state doesn’t have enough cows to meet the demand for milk. At a “yogurt summit” in Albany last August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Greek yogurt one of the best entrepreneurial opportunities in a generation. Farms with up to 200 ...


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Root_Beer
January 26, 2013
7:05 p.m.

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I think Waterkeeper Alliance,Earthjustice, Environmental Advocates Citizens Campaign for the Environment, rather than spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on attorneys spend that money to help the small farms upgrade their farms to comply. It would be a win for the environment, a win for the groups and a win for the farms, and a win for NY business, just not for all those poor lawyers.

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