New raw milk rules may soon be coming to South Dakota, and state dairy regulators are inviting additional public comments on the proposal later this week, according to the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal.
However, raw milk advocates – especially raw milk producers – are asking officials to approve the use of video teleconferencing to testify against the rules to avoid making the “great sacrifice” to come to the hearing schedule on July 26 in Pierre, S.D.
The state initially released the proposed changes earlier this year, and responses at a June hearing prompted an update to the proposal. The new proposed regulations would only apply to raw milk sold commercially. Click here to read more about the updated proposal.
In addition to the hearing, people have until Aug. 5 to submit written comments.