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UPDATE on KY’s Raw Milk Bill
After speaking with several KY dairy farmers, Senator Schickel has withdrawn support for the bill. While there are those in the farm food freedom mooovement who would like to see raw milk “legalized”, KY’s regulatory machine is still hostile to the idea. Until that changes, a bill with an open door to regulation would only serve to empower those who would like to squelch the farm food freedoms we still retain.
Several members of our movement participated in a conference call with Senator Schickel last week. As soon as we have a report on that, we will forward to you.
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Even though the bill would have allowed the sale of raw milk direct to consumer at the farm (and only at the farm), it opened the door to regulatory oversight which is how Big Ag keeps little ag down. Too risky and the end result would likely have been less freedom.
That is so disappointing to hear (about the bill).