Idaho and New York are vying to be the third largest dairy state. Tony VanderHulst, president of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association was quoted saying “We’re in a fun competition between New York and Idaho. We’ll see how it goes over the next couple of years,” The yogurt industry is behind the boom years in both states. Chobani alone brought hundreds of jobs to New York when the company bought an idled cheese plant in 2005 to start producing Greek yogurt. And now their facility in Twin Falls is the largest in the world, with plans to grow even larger. “.

The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to two U.S. dairy farms because they violated drug residue rules involving antibiotics. Morwai Dairy LLC of Fort Lupton, CO, because of the Jan. 20 sale of a dairy cow that showed defuroylceftiofur residue in her kidneys above the legal tolerance established by the FDA. .An Michigan dairy received a violation letter for a cow slaughtered with too much defuroylceftiofur residue in her kidneys. FDA says both farms failed to keep accurate treatment records.

Nearly all U.S. spring wheat has headed, 69% in good to excellent condition