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Raw Milk House Bill 245 in Montana - making raw milk legal

 
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While I usually attempt to side-step politics (and the cider press here on permies!), I very much appreciate the work done by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Here is their page on Raw Milk in Montana HB 245: http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/aa/aa-19February2015.htm.



It is currently illegal to sell raw milk in Montana. HB 245 would change this.

The bill would allow small-scale farmers who meet specific standards to sell raw milk.


The link above has an e-mail petition set up to e-mail all members of the Montana House of Reps at once about HB 245 if you happen to be a Montanan.
 
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They are debating it in Wyoming also.

Wyoming public media - raw milk

And several others.

Farm to consumer state bills.
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:They are debating it in Wyoming also.

Wyoming public media - raw milk

And several others.

Farm to consumer state bills.



I like the idea of more freedom of choice in all the states, so thanks for posting those links, Miles.

I even like the idea of shifts to more "buyer beware" kinds of legalities (though removing/repealing legislation is my preference over creating more), because as many have pointed out, there are things that are legal that are far more dangerous and unhealthy to our bodies.



 
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I must admit the idea that the right to buy raw milk being a political issue amuses me no end viewing things from here in France. Here it's available at every supermarket
Will you guys get to buy raw milk products too ?
Will the ban on French cheese continue ?

David
 
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David Livingston wrote:I must admit the idea that the right to buy raw milk being a political issue amuses me no end viewing things from here in France. Here it's available at every supermarket
Will you guys get to buy raw milk products too ?
Will the ban on French cheese continue ?

David


In Montana, raw milk cheese is legal (at least I see it for sale in the stores, though honestly, I haven't looked at the legislation), just not the raw milk or raw cream. I imagine/hope even more products would become available if the bill passes.

The ban on French cheeses is ridiculous! I haven't looked into what's happening with that. I ate bleu cheese on a steak recently largely out of putting my money where my mouth is. And it was sooo delicious!

 
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Alas I have an allergy to blue cheese
And they only sell about 25 different types here in the cheese departments.
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Just posted this story over on my FB page. Seems the U.S. Rep. was a bit naive about who doesn't want raw milk and the lengths they'll go to stop it.


http://www.economics21.org/commentary/raw-milk-ban-fda-farmageddon-massie-2015-02-26
 
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