The Investigative Farmer

An upstate New York dairy owner, fined and pilloried for selling tainted milk, is fighting the state's claims with lab tests and secret videos

When you run a small farm and raise dairy cows and other animals, the state agriculture inspectors can have a major impact on your business. They come around periodically to see if your milk house is clean and whether you've vaccinated your animals for certain diseases. Like big-city police and restaurant health inspectors, the agriculture inspectors vary in how strictly they enforce the laws and hand out penalties.

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