We need your help to legalize direct farm-to-consumer sales of raw milk in Iowa!
HSB 585, “The Milk Bill”, would legalize sales of raw milk directly from farmers to consumers. Farmers could sell directly to consumers without being licensed by the state as long as they sold only on-farm or through delivery arrangements made directly with the consumer. HSB 585 would NOT allow re-selling or sales at grocery stores or farmers markets.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee is holding a hearing on the bill this Monday, February 13. If the subcommittee approves it, then it will go the full Committee, possibly the same week.
TAKE ACTION #1:
If you can, please come to the hearing:
WHEN: Monday, February 13, at noon
WHERE: Judiciary Room 103, Capitol Building, Des Moines, Iowa
While you are at the Capitol, please also talk with your own Representative and Senator about HSB 585, The Milk Bill
TAKE ACTION #2
If you can’t come to the hearing, please email each of the Judiciary Committee Members listed below and urge them to vote yes on the bill. A sample email is included after the list of Committee members.
TAKE ACTION #3:
Call or email your own Representative to let them know how important raw milk is to you. Ask your Representative to do everything he or she can to help move the bill forward quickly.
If you don’t know who represents you, you can find out at https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/house.aspx or by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 515-281-3221
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Richard Anderson, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chip Baltimore, Vice Chair, email@example.com
Mary Wolfe, Ranking Member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dwayne Alons email@example.com
Ruth Ann Gains firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Garrett email@example.com
Chris Hagenow firstname.lastname@example.org
David Heaton email@example.com
Jeff Kaufman firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Lensing email@example.com
Glen Massie firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Oldson email@example.com
Rick Olson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Olson email@example.com
Kim Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org
Walt Rogers email@example.com
Mark Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Kurt Swaim email@example.com
Jeremy Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
David Tjepkes email@example.com
Beth Wessel-Kroeschell firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Representative ____________,
I urge you to vote yes on HSB 585, to legalize on-farm sales of raw milk in Iowa. Raw milk is important to me because _______________ (include a sentence or two about why you care about raw milk).
I urge you to allow Iowa citizens to make their own choices about the benefits and risks of raw milk. Please vote yes on HSB 585.
Read the bill at http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&;Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HSB585