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Raw milk advocates make the most of anti-reg mood in U.S.

England shuts down raw milk producer in midst of outbreak that has sickened 56 people

The bipartisan National Conference of State Legislature (NLCS) says No. 3 on its Top 10 climate-setting trends for 2017 is “Regulations on Review.”   “Rules and regulations at all levels of government are on the hot seat,” says the Denver-based NLCS. “State legislators will be busy in several policy areas deciding what needs to be regulated… Continue Reading

Illness claims fact checked as Texas raw milk dispute heats up

Texas is going through a dust-up, mostly over who can deliver raw milk. State law says raw milk dairies can transport raw milk purchases to a pickup location. At issue is whether an agent can carry out that delivery. PolitiFact Texas, the fact-checking service sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News,… Continue Reading

Texas crackdown on raw milk couriers stirs controversy

State Rep. Dan Flynn has asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton if an apparent crackdown on raw milk couriers by the Texas Department of State Health Services and city health departments is legal. Rep. Flynn, R-Van, has for the past decade been one of raw milk’s biggest advocates in the Texas Legislature. Raw milk may be… Continue Reading

Third Try Finally Delivers Raw Milk Bill From Texas House to Senate

Farmer’s markets and consumers’ doorsteps will be the next venues for selling raw milk in Texas if a bill that has now passed the House can make it through the Senate in Austin before the scheduled legislative adjournment on June 1. House Bill 91 gained final approval from the Texas House of Representatives last Friday on… Continue Reading