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Missouri Bill Seeks End to State and Local Regulation of Direct Farm Sales

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A Missouri state legislator wants to give people the right to sell farm-produced products directly to the consumer without any interference from state or local regulatory agencies. House Bill 866 is similar to the fast-moving Wyoming “Food Freedom Act,” which unanimously passed the House in Cheyenne late last month and is now in line for… Continue Reading

Tour of State Legislatures Finds Spotty Interest in Food Safety Issues

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Since 2010, there have been waves of bills involving food and food safety washing through state capitals on subjects such as cottage foods, agricultural security, raw milk, and labeling food products containing genetically modified ingredients. The 2015 legislative sessions underway in 47 of the 50 states are different. In this second part of our look… Continue Reading

WY Editorials Warn Against Dangers of ‘Food Freedom’ Bill

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Editorial writers for Wyoming’s largest and capital city newspapers want the state Senate to reject the “Food Freedom Act” that just unanimously passed the state House of Representatives. “The measure, which lawmakers recently described as ‘an old friend,’ has come calling previously in many forms,” the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle editorialized this past Friday. “Indeed, it has been… Continue Reading

Wyoming House Ready for Final Vote on ‘Food Freedom’ Bill

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A Wyoming “Food Freedom” bill is about to come to a final vote in the House of Representatives in Cheyenne. It has already survived a first floor vote, having gained approval Friday from the House Committee of the Whole. Wyoming House Bill 56, which also cleared the House Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water… Continue Reading

Legislative Cutoff Dates Begin to Kill Raw Milk Bills

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A bill to open the door to raw milk distribution in Wyoming was slammed shut after it missed a key cutoff date. It is unlikely the Wyoming Legislature will see any further action taken on Senate File 0112. Wyoming bans the sale of raw milk, but SF 0112 would have allowed holders of “small herd… Continue Reading