Senator O'Mara's statement on the New York State dairy industry's move back into the nation's Top 3

Thomas F. O'Mara

January 30, 2014

Elmira, N.Y., January 30—State State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Legislature’s joint, bipartisan Commission on Rural Resources, released the following statement on the announcement that New York State’s dairy industry is once again the third-largest producer of milk in the nation:

"It's a testament to the perseverance and the toughness of our dairy farmers and farm families, who year after year, generation after generation have kept their farms going in the face of enormous economic, fiscal and regulatory burdens and challenges. New York State’s dairy industry has reclaimed its rightful place as one of America’s top three milk producers.  We can never forget that our farmers have long been and must remain the foundation of so many upstate, rural communities and economies.  We have to stay committed to keeping our farms growing and prospering.”     

Read this week's full announcement of the industry's success HERE.