Raw milk distributed from French Broad Farm in East Knox County, TN, through a cow share program sickened a dozen children this past summer. After the E. coli outbreak, the farm shut down the cow-share program.

State Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, thinks the time has come to end the cow-share
Continue Reading Tennessee Senate considers closing raw milk loophole; sponsor cites outbreaks

The individual cow-share (or herd-share) scheme Maryland legislative analysts said could double the number of the state’s raw milk-caused outbreaks is dead. Delegate James Hubbard (D-Bowie) withdrew House Bill 3 on Monday after failing to get it through the House Health and Government Operations Committee. The veteran legislator could not
Continue Reading Sponsor of Maryland Raw-Milk Cow-Share Bill Gives Up

Maryland’s Department of Legislative Services says that making raw milk sales legal through individual cow-share or herd-share schemes could increase sporadic or isolated cases of illnesses from unpasteurized milk from almost none today to 100-165 per year. In addition, the independent fiscal and policy analysis of House Bill 3 predicts
Continue Reading Analysis: Easier Raw Milk Sales Could Double Illness Outbreaks in Maryland