Opposition is building against an Iowa bill that would allow dairy operations in the state to sell unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.

Since it survived an initial subcommittee review with a 2-to-1 vote, opponents of House File (HF) 2055 have been registering their declarations against the bill, which remains in the House Local Government Committee.…

A subcommittee of three state legislators in Iowa voted 2-1 Tuesday to advance a bill that would allow dairy operators in the state to sell unpasteurized milk direct to consumers.

Similar bills have not survived in the Iowa Legislature in recent years. This year the effort in the Iowa House was assigned to a subcommittee…

Editor’s note: A group of faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health sent the below letter to several California officials this past week. It is reprinted here with the permission of the authors. 

To: Dr. Annette Jones, State Veterinarian and Director, Animal Health

RIstatehouse_406x250Ahead of its plans at week’s end to adjourn sine de di, the Rhode Island General Assembly will vote, as early as today, on Senate Bill No. 247, which would establish rules and regulations for raw milk sales.

It is one of a handful of bills that the General Assembly said it would vote on…

The question of whether otherwise illegal acts — like lying on an employment application —  are Constitutionally protected if they prevent enterprising reporters or animal activists from being successful is now framed before a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals meeting in Seattle.

uscourthouse_406x250And two more District Court decisions could soon…

Montana State Sen. Diane Sands knows from her own studies as the retired development director of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula that infant mortality improved and stillbirths declined after pasteurized milk became available.

That’s why the Missoula Democrat is sponsoring a labeling bill as a kind of insurance against the possibility that either of…

Legislatures in almost a dozen states this year are considering whether to permit sales in one form or another of raw milk, which public health officials say is dangerous because it has not been pasteurized to remove harmful pathogens. But as many of those sessions wind down, it doesn’t look like there will be many…

A bill to legalize the retail sale of unpasteurized raw milk in Rhode Island remains in a Senate committee, which must act on it by April 13 or see it die.

Senate Bill 247 specifies only raw cow’s milk and raw goat’s milk for legalization. It would require warning labels on products and in retail…

Today is the day when bills in the Iowa Senate must clear a Senate Committee or they are pretty much dead for the year.

When it comes to Senate Files (SF) 287 and 310, two bills to legalize sales of raw milk, the Senate Agriculture Committee has sent them off to subcommittees. It’s unclear whether…

Mandatory country-of-origin-labeling bills for beef and ground beef made it out of committees in Pierre and Cheyenne, but got no further in the farm and ranch friendly South Dakota and Wyoming Legislatures.

SDWYO_406x250Senate Bill 135 went down in the South Dakota Senate on Feb. 25. It would have required grocery stores in the Rushmore State…