Assemblyman Magee Attends Annual Dairy Day

June 15, 2012

Assemblyman Bill Magee, Chairman of the Assembly’s Agriculture Committee, welcomes individuals to the annual Dairy Day in NYS, recognizing the bipartisan support of the event, of the dairy industry and encouraging awareness of its importance in the agricultural markets.

In celebration of the contributions made by New York’s agriculture industry, Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson), Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, attended the annual Dairy Day reception, which highlighted how New York's dairy farm community benefits both the health of the state's economy and its citizens.

Featured leaders included the Assembly Minority Conference, the New York State Grange, the American Dairy Association, the Dairy Council, and former New York Giants Super Bowl champion Joe Morris.

“As someone who was raised in a farming community, I recognize how hard our dairy farmers work to provide us with nutritious and delicious products,” Assemblyman Magee said. “Dairy Day increases awareness of dairy farmers and shows our gratitude to these hardworking men and women, while enjoying the fruits of their labor.”

New York currently ranks third in the nation in milk production, with the dairy industry being the largest sector of the agricultural economy. As Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, Assemblyman Magee has fought hard to promote the state’s agriculture industry. This week, the Assembly passed two pieces of legislation that Assemblyman Magee introduced in an effort to expand the local Pride of New York program.