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State to purchase unused milk from dairy producers

Video Credit: WKBW Buffalo - Duration: 01:21s - Published
State to purchase unused milk from dairy producers

State to purchase unused milk from dairy producers

A program called the Nourish New York Initiative is designed "to purchase food and products from Upstate farms and direct it to food banks across the state."

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LEFT EMPTY.STATE AND ERIECOUNTY LOOK TO AIDFARMERSSTRUGGLING TO SELLPRODUCEPAT MCCORMICKDAIRY PRODUCERJEFF RUSACKDAIRY FARMS HAVEBEEN HIT HARD BY THECOVID-19 PANDEMIC.IT'S MORE STRESSFULNOT KNOWING WHAT'SGOING TO HAPPENDOWN THE ROAD.WITH SO MUCHCLOSED, THERE'SLITTLE DEMAND.NO BUYERS MEANS,SOME HAVE BEENFORCED TO DUMPTHEIR PRODUCT.WE NEED TO HAVERESTAURANTS,AIRLINES, SCHOOLSOPEN BACK UP, SOOUR PRODUCT WILL BEUSED MORE.FOR MOST DAIRYPRODUCERS INWESTERN NEW YORK,LIKE PAT MCCORMICKIN JAVA CENTER, THEYHAVEN'T NEED TODUMP THEIR MILK.WE'RE ALWAYSWORRIED ABOUTWHETHER WE'REGOING TO GET THATPHONE CALL OR NOT.WE JUST GOT TO TAKEIT DAY BY DAY.THANKS TO A NEINIATIVE BY THE STATEGOVERNMENT, HE MAYNOT GET THAT CALL.A PROGRAM CALLEDTHE NOURISH NEWYORK INITIATIVE ISDESIGNED "TOPURCHASE FOOD ANDPRODUCTS FROMUPSTATE FARMS ANDDIRECT IT TO FOODBANKS ACROSS THESTATE."WE LOVE THE IDEA OFHIM GETTING OURPRODUCTS OUT THERE.WE ARE IN WYOMINGCOUNTY RIGHT NOW,BUT ERIE COUNTYOFFICIALS AREWORKING WITH DAIRYPRODUCERS THERE TOGET THROUGH THISCOVID CRISIS.MORE THAN JUSTDAIRY PRODUCERS.THE COUNTYGOVERNMENT SET UPA WEBSITE THAT LINKSBUYERS WITHFARMERS.WANT VEGETABLESGROWN DOWN THEROAD?THIS MAP IS DESIGNEDTO HELP YOU FINDWHATEVER PRODUCEYOU MAY NEED.THE INITIATIVE ISCALLED ERIE GROWN.WE'VE GOT A LINK ONOUR WEBSITE.WKBW.COMJEFF RUSACK 7 EWN.




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