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Dairy Facts 2016

Wisconsin Rejects Raw Milk Bills; Louisiana Considers One

Apr 20, 2016

Wisconsin’s state legislature last week rejected two bills, one in the House and one in the Senate, which would have allowed dairy farmers to sell unpasteurized milk and dairy products made from raw milk directly to consumers from the farms that produced them. Last November, IDFA encouraged members to oppose the introduction of the bill.

Earlier this week, IDFA and the National Milk Producers Federation sent a letter to the Louisiana state Senate urging legislators to oppose a bill that would legalize the statewide sale of raw milk from farmers to consumers. Unfortunately, the state Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, and it is now headed to the House.

IDFA will continue efforts to push back against state laws that would make it easier for consumers to buy raw milk.

For more information, contact Molly Pfaffenroth, IDFA assistant for legislative affairs, at

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