New York is one of the United States’ biggest dairy producers, and the number one producer of yogurt. Local lawmakers recently passed a bill that made yogurt New York’s official snack — but the decision wasn’t unanimous. State senators debated for nearly an hour to determine if yogurt should be the sole snack representation of New York. The bill passed 52-8.
“New York is now the number one processor of yogurt in the country,” the bill, introduced by Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, read. “Increasing demand for milk, the primary component in yogurt, has helped to support and grow our dairy industry and provide important economic growth to our rural communities.”