BOSTON, Mass. (March 15, 2016) – An agriculture bill that would expand raw milk sales in the state passed an important joint committee last week. Passage of the bill into law would facilitate the process of nullifying the federal prohibition scheme in practice.
The joint committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture created Senate Bill 2171 (S.2171) to incorporate several measures relating to agriculture. The legislation would allow people in Massachusetts to enter into agreements to share milk-producing animals and drink raw milk. Another provision in the bill would also allow farms to deliver raw milk to consumers through contractual arrangements. Continue reading