Vermont surveys raw milk farmers

From Vermontbiz.com

“Rural Vermont is requesting all raw milk producers across the state participate in a survey on raw milk sales in Vermont. The Vermont Legislature has requested that Rural Vermont present data to the House and Agricultural Committees representing the viability of raw milk sales in the state. Farmers who sell raw milk will be asked questions ranging from gross annual sales to issues encountered with the current law. The motivation behind this comprehensive survey is to gather valuable information to convince policy makers that raw milk is a growing and important part of Vermont’s agricultural economy.

Since 2005, Rural Vermont has been advocating with farmers and consumers to expand the legal allowances of raw milk sales. In July of 2009, the Un-pasteurized (Raw) Milk Bill, Act 62, took effect and created a two-tiered system for raw milk dairies. This regulatory system requires basic production standards to be met by all farmers. Farmers selling up to 40 gallons per day or delivering directly to consumers have to meet additional standards.

Although Rural Vermont views Act 62 as a positive step forward, many farmers want to see additional changes to the current law….”

Read it all Vermontbiz.com

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One response to “Vermont surveys raw milk farmers

  1. RICHARD BARRETT

    Why must the State Ag. have this info? Will they let people know where the
    closest farm is? Will they rate the farms for cleanliness so consumers can choose better? Why must the State limit a Farmer to only 40 gallons?
    Who is paying for all this Government regulations and policing?
    Why should not all the Dairies be subject to the Safety Standards?
    Is it not for Government control at Tax Payers expense?

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