NY Farmers Feel Pressures of Yogurt Demand

Photo Credit: NPR

Photo Credit: NPR

In the past 6 years, Greek yogurt has become a hot supermarket list item. Brands like Chobani and Fage have been the leaders in the genre, and New York has been dubbed "the Silicon Valley of yogurt." But with the intense demand, farmers are beginning to feel the pressure.

Some bigger local farmers have curbed this by investing in new technology and better conditions for cows in order to become more productive. The small local farmers, however, are facing space issues with land in order to invest in better and bigger equipment. Read More