But Secretary Even can't leave well enough alone. His department has still put forward some dairy rule changes in the form of House Bill 1057. I would ask my more knowledgeable dairy friends to read through the language of this bill carefully and see if it would have any serious impact on their operations.
Among some changes HB 1057 would bring:
- Section 1 appears to restrict raw milk sales to the farm where said milk is produced. Raw milk producers would not be able to sell at farmers markets or deliver direct to consumers.
- Section 8 repeals the law against taking milk cases. (Can we all now bring our swiped Terrace Park crates out of the basement?)
- Section 13 allows the Ag Department to take dairy permit violators straight to court to seek civil penalty of up to $5000.