Raw Milk Sales Now Legal in Arkansas

As of August 16, 2013, raw cow milk can now legally be sold in Arkansas. The new law allows for the sale of raw cow milk directly from the farm (nowhere else, and not available for resale). Dairy farmers must post signs on their farms informing consumers that the milk has not been pasteurized or inspected by the state, and are limited to selling 500 gallons of raw cow milk and 500 gallons of raw goat milk each month. Continue reading

Minnesota Farmer, Alvin Schlangen, Convicted in Second Trial

Alvin Schlangen, a Minnesota farmer who was charged with five criminal misdemeanors relating to the handling and distribution of food, was found guilty on August 15th of all five counts. This is Schlangen’s second jury trial relating to violations of the state’s food and dairy code; he was previously charged and acquitted of three similar charges in a neighboring county in September 2012. Continue reading