The 2015 legislative session was a productive one with six different states enacting laws increasing raw milk access: Connecticut, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming. This latest update accounts for the changes the state legislatures have made.
Raw milk laws are a hodgepodge in this country; due mainly to the federal ban on raw milk for human consumption in interstate commerce, the laws are different state to state. The Raw Milk Nation Chart © goes into more detail than the Raw Milk Nation Map © by summarizing the specific laws for each state.
If there is a stated legal limit on the number of lactating animals producing milk or the volume of milk sold each month, the chart reflects that.
The sale of raw pet milk is legal in just about every state if the producer has a commercial feed license or its equivalent or has otherwise fulfilled state requirements to sell pet milk. Most states, however, will not issue commercial feed licenses for the sale of raw pet milk. The chart shows only those states where it is known that raw milk producers have received permits or otherwise are in compliance with the law.
Read more about the changes in the six states here:
- Food Rights Updates: CT Raw Milk, ME Food Sovereignty & FDA Oversight in TX
- State Raw Milk Legislation Recap
If there have been any other changes to state raw milk laws not shown in the map or chart, please contact the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund by email at [email protected] or call 703-208-3276.
STATE – LEGALITY OF RAW MILK SALES/DISTRIBUTION
Note: Some states (in bold) are in more than one category.
Visit the interactive Raw Milk Nation Map© at farmtoconsumer.org/map A