Dairy farmer co-op hosting industry summit in Albany

  • In this photo taken Dec. 7, 2010, Michigan State University fourth year Veterinary student Kate Westcott helps examine a cow at the MSU Dairy Cattle and Research Center in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/The State Journal, Rod Sanford) Rod Sanford

Sunday, August 12, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of dairy farmers from the Northeast will be gathering in Albany for an industry summit to discuss such issues as low milk prices.

Monday’s event is being hosted by Agri-Mark, based in Lawrence, Massachusetts. It’s one of the largest cooperatives serving farm families throughout New England and New York.

The co-op dairy industry summit is being held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in downtown Albany.

The gathering brings together dairy farmers, co-op leaders, elected officials and government agriculture agencies for a day of discussing issues facing the dairy industry.

Agri-Mark operates dairy plants in Cabot and Middlebury, Vt.; West Springfield, Mass., and in Chateaugay, near the Canadian border in northern New York.