The state legislature is working to increase the legal limit of raw milk marketed in Vermont.

According to Lancaster Farming, the bill under consideration — H.125 — if approved, would allow small dairy farms to continue selling up to 50 quarts of raw milk per day without certification. Farms with daily sales of fluid raw milk up to 40 gallons would need to be certified. The bill stipulates the creation of a State Certification Committee and a number of Local Certification Committees made up of producers, consumers and health care professionals. They would be charged with the task of developing standards, conducting inspections, carrying out enforcement and providing technical support.

The bill has significant legislative support and is expected to pass. However, with the legislative session ending soon, action will need to occur in the coming days.

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Source: LancasterFarming