In May 2013, the Nevada Senate approved a bill that will legalize the sale of raw milk in Las Vegas and throughout the state – a bill that was earlier approved by the Assembly and given a “do pass” by the Nevada Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.
Now, the National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association are asking Governor Brian Sandoval to veto the bill. In their letter to the governor, they assert that raw milk sales pose health dangers for children and other consumers.
Current law allows raw milk from California to be sold in Nevada; under the new law only raw milk originating in Nevada can be sold in the state, opening up the raw milk market for local dairy farms. No comment yet from the Governor whether he plans to sign or veto the bill, but he will have 5-10 days to decide the fate of Nevada’s raw milk industry once the bill comes across his desk.
The Campaign for Real Milk is a project of The Weston A. Price Foundation.