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Lawmakers Introduce Farm Bill Amendment to Prohibit Federal Government Interference in Raw Milk Sales

By Derrick Broze

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced an amendment to the House Farm Bill designed to make it easier for consumers to access raw milk.

As part of the ongoing debate of the so called “Farm Bill,” three representatives have introduced an amendment to prohibit the federal government from intervening in state laws which allow for the sale of raw milk. The House Rules Committee will debate a number of amendments on Tuesday and Wednesday before a potential floor vote later this week.

On Tuesday the panel held a discussion with House Agriculture Chairman K. Michael Conaway and ranking member Collin C. Peterson on the five-year farm bill, which deals with policy for nutrition, conservation, organic standards, crop insurance and other programs. The current version of the farm bill expires on September 30. Rollcall reports that the Rules Committee will be looking at more than 100 amendments on Wednesday.

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One of those amendments pertains to the distribution of unpasteurized, or raw, milk across state lines. Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced an amendment which “prohibits

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