BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) -- A top Vermont agriculture official says growing demand for milk by producers of Greek yogurt is good news for the state's dairy farmers.

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Diane Bothfeld says the demand from Greek yogurt producers is an opportunity that could lead to higher prices.

Some producers of Greek yogurt, which is richer and takes up to five times as much milk to produce as traditional yogurt, say they are having trouble getting enough milk to meet the demand.

Tom Moffit of Commonwealth Dairy in Brattleboro says that during the winter, when milk production is down, he couldn't get enough milk to meet demand.

Vermont Public Radio ( says Greek yogurt contains double, or even triple, the amount of protein that's in conventional yogurt.


Information from: WVPS-FM,

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