Small-scale dairy farmers and producers in Oregon can finally advertise that they sell raw milk in Oregon without fear of retribution, now that Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill that removes prohibition against advertising raw milk in Oregon.
In 2014, the state of Oregon agreed not to enforce a ban on advertising the sales of raw milk, though the advertising itself remained illegal. This year, the Oregon House of Representatives pushed through HB 2446 to “delete prohibition against advertising by unregulated producer engaged in small-scale on-premises sale of raw milk directly to consumer.” Supporters of the bill pointed out that this issue is not only about food freedom rights but also about the right to freedom of speech.
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