National Updates

CDC Letter to States

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continued the federal government’s ongoing campaign to prohibit raw milk sales and consumption in a July 18 letter to state epidemiologists and public health veterinarians entitled, “The Ongoing Public Health Haz...

Defending Raw Milk in the Policy Arena

By Judith McGeary, Esq. “Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status,” said Laurence Peter, author of The Peter Principle . The raw milk movement continues to gain momentum due to increasing consumer dem...

FDA Wages Secret War on Raw Milk Farmers

By Mike Adams Editor's Note: The following shocking article was published on NaturalNews.com on August 25, 2011 and is reprinted here in edited version with permission of the author, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and NaturalNews Editor. It confirms...

Federal Legislation

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. Update, Summer 2014--Raw Milk Freedom Bills On March 26 Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced HR 4307 and HR 4308, bills that would respectively repeal and modify the federal ban on raw milk for human consumption...

Food Safety Modernization Act (S510)

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. On August 12, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released the manager’s package for the “Food Safety Modernization Act,” a revised version of S510. The most alarming change in the bill is one that ...

FTCLDF Lawsuit against FDA

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. Update, Summer 2012 On March 30 federal district judge Mark W. Bennett issued an order dismissing a lawsuit challenging the interstate commerce ban on raw milk for human consumption filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense...

Interstate Raw Milk Sales

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. The ban on interstate (from state to state) shipments of raw milk is the single greatest impediment to raw milk sales in the US. This ban is widely misunderstood to have stemmed from a presidential executive order; actually it...

National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments

The National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) is held every other year in odd numbered years. See their website at: ncims.org . 2009 Conference The 32nd National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) met in Orlando from April...

National Farmers Union Adopts Pro-Raw Milk Policies

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. Acceptance of raw milk by the “mainstream” continues to grow. The National Farmers Union (NFU) adopted pro-raw milk policies at its 111th Annual Convention, held in Springfield, Massachusetts March 2-5. The raw milk provisions NFU...

Raw Milk: Laying the Groundwork for the Future

By Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture The following article appeared in Passages, the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. For more information go to www.pasafarming.org . Hundreds of Pennsylvania...

The Law on Raw Pet Milk Sales

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. While federal law prohibits the sale of raw milk for human consumption in interstate commerce, and around half the states either ban or severely limit the sale of raw milk for human consumption in intrastate commerce, similar...
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