Earlier today an initiative was announced by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo that will help NY farmers provide food to families in need throughout various regions. A top priority of NY farmers is to produce high-quality food for families in their own community and beyond. Nourish New York is an effort to provide safe, healthy, and nutritious food to the tables of so many families that are struggling today and to help provide a home for otherwise excess dairy products.
With the announcement of the Nourish New York initiative, the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) supports the collaboration of New York Ag & Markets, Cabot, Chobani, Dairy Farmers of America, and Upstate Niagara. In the agriculture industry, we believe in partnerships, collaboration, and working together towards a common goal and this initiative is doing exactly that by feeding families and communities.
We know that there has been a disruption in the food chain and there have been challenges in processing, transporting, and distributing product. We know this. However, we want you to also know that as farmers we are here to meet the demands of New Yorker’s. We are committed to farming and committed to continuing to produce safe, high-quality products for you to enjoy.
As an agricultural organization, NYAAC believes in supporting all of animal agriculture and the industries that support the animals on our farms including all of the inputs, equipment, crops, and so many more businesses that help make our farms essential. It takes an industry to make a difference and provide a full plate to hungry people. This means protein on your plates, fruits & vegetables on the side, and dairy in your glass. We believe that we are stronger together and are hopeful that by working together we can nourish New York.
To read the full press release from Governor Cuomo, please visit this link.
The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition is a farmer founded and funded not-for-profit organization that strives to enhance the public’s understanding of and appreciation for animal agriculture and modern farm practices. NYAAC is effective in doing so by engaging the public in conversations about animal agriculture and empowering farmers to tell their story firsthand.