Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:35 AM

Raw milk proposals raise standards
Capital Press

Exemption also addresses popular 'cow share' issue


Capital Press

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is proposing to update quality standards in its rules governing retail sale of raw milk and to exempt operations with three cows or fewer from meeting Grade A facility standards, a requirement for selling raw milk.

"If you have three cows, seven sheep or seven goats, you don't have to meet dairy barn sanitation and construction criteria," said Marv Patten, dairy bureau chief for ISDA.

That new exemption should take care of the "cow share" issue, he said.

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