Legislators celebrate June as Dairy Month

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 June 2015 at 12:00 am

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ALBION – Orleans County Legislator John DeFilipps reads a proclamation last week declaring June as Dairy Month. He presented the proclamation to Sydney Seefeldt, the 2015-16 Niagara-Orleans dairy princess.

Seefeldt will serve as an ambassador for the dairy industry, touting the nutritional benefits of milk at community events throughout the coming year.

New York is the third-leading dairy state in the country. New York farmers sell $5.4 billion worth of farm products a year, and milk accounts for $2.4 billion of that total, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.