Will Oregon Allow for the Advertising of Raw Milk?

In 2014, the state of Oregon agreed not to enforce a ban on advertising the sale of raw milk, although the advertising itself remained illegal.

Now, the Oregon House committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources is considering a bill that would allow producers to market raw milk directly to consumers. The chairman of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Representative Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie), is in support of House Bill 2446 and has said he would like it to move through as quickly as possible.

This issue revolves around not only food freedom, but also freedom of speech. In 2013, the Virginia-based Institute for Justice filed a free speech lawsuit on behalf of one Oregon milk producer, “…contending that the state was violating the right of Oregon farmers to speak about a legal product” (see The Register-Guard).

Realmilk.com is a consumer education project of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Visit their website, westonaprice.org.

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