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The former CEO of Humboldt Creamery says he’s not guilty of fraud in connection with financial problems that bankrupted the former farmer cooperative. Rich Ghilarducci entered his plea in federal court Wednesday.

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Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Scott Yates is studying how oxytetracycline (OTC), an antibiotic that is administered to animals, breaks down in cattle manure.

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The Kentucky Dairy Partners Meeting was held March 2-3 in Cave City, Kentucky. About 230 people, 86 of which are dairy farmers, attended the meeting, which is a collaborative effort among the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, Kentucky ADA/SUDIA, Kentucky Department of Agriculture and University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

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Despite heavy snowfall in the Northeast last week, there was no stopping the New York Farm show from celebrating its 25th anniversary in grand style.

The show, held in Syracuse, New York, February 25-27, featured over 425 commercial exhibits spread across multiple buildings at the New York State Fairgrounds.

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Falling milk prices due to the recession have threatened the financial viability of many dairy farms across New York and are hurting the economies of many rural communities, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli released the report, and another on the role of agriculture in New York's economy, at an address to the New York Farm Bureau.

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