Lorraine Lewandrowski is an advocate for commodity farmers in Upstate New York. This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks calls up Lorraine to talk about dairy in New York, and how the federal milk price system puts New York dairy farmers at a disadvantage. Hear why Lorraine believes that New York City food groups need to support commodity farmers, and why supporting these farmers should not be a polarizing issue. Tune into this episode to learn about the different classes of milk in the state, and how farmers are paid out based on what dairy product they are providing. This episode has been brought to you by Whole Foods. Thanks to Obey City for today’s music.

“I would like to see the urban food movement reach beyond the people that sell to them at farmer’s markets and CSAs, and look Upstate.” [8:50]

“The farmers and the food movement have a lot in common. We’re both seeking a better food system.” [24:00]

Lorraine Lewandrowski on The Farm Report