County Executive says farmers have plenty of milk, no need to limit milk purchases

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FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2009, file photo, a shopper looks over the milk aisle at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt. Soy and almond drinks don’t come from cows, so regulators may soon ask them to stop calling themselves “milk.”
The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines “milk” as coming from the “milking of one or more healthy cows.” That would mark a change for the agency, which has not aggressively gone after the proliferation of plant-based drinks labeled as “milk.” (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB)–Agricultural issues have been brought to the attention of Erie County officials, Executive Mark Poloncarz said during a COVID update Tuesday.

“Farmers have plenty of milk. Please support our local farmers and buy that milk,” Poloncarz said.

Officials say more than 50% of the agriculture industry in the county is dairy.

Some grocery stores are limiting the purchase of milk/dairy to 1-2 items only.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension says there’s no reason for retailers to limit the purchase of those products.

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