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Governor Cuomo Hosts First New York State Yogurt Summit (photos and captions)

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August 15, 2012

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Governor Cuomo Hosts First New York State Yogurt Summit (Governor's news release)



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Aug. 15, Albany - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hosts the first New York State Yogurt Summit to help dairy farmers and yogurt producers grow and create jobs.  With the Governor, from left, Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO, New York Power Authority, and Larry Webster, CEO of Upstate Niagara Cooperative, which recently reopened a 90-year-old yogurt production facility in St. Lawrence County thanks to a low-cost NYPA hydropower allocation and other state and local government incentives coordinated by the Cuomo Administration.



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Aug. 15, Albany – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo brought together state agency heads and elected officials for the first New York State Yogurt Summit to advance the state’s yogurt production industry.  Among the officials at the summit, from left, are Patrick M. Hooker, senior manager of agribusiness development at the Empire State Development Corp. and a past state agriculture commissioner, Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO, New York Power Authority, and State Senator James L. Seward.


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