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Bloomington meeting for proposed Raw Milk Regulation, May 1st--Be There!!

From: Kathryne P.
Sent on: Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:05 PM

Dear Friends of Real Food and Sustainable Farms,

Just a reminder of the urgent meeting of the Raw Milk Steering Committee on May 1st in Bloomington, Il from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We need a huge turnout!

Please let me know if you are planning to attend so we can know in advance how many people are coming from our area.

The proposed new regulation on raw milk in Illinois would be very prohibitive.

The proposed regulation would prohibit producers from selling more than 100 gallons of raw milk a month, require raw dairy farmers to comply with Grade A standards, costing farmers thousands of dollars to upgrade their dairy facility and most ridiculously, ban herdshare agreements, even though Illinois law recognizes dairy livestock boarding contracts as being legal. Additionally,the current laws are working. There have been no cases of foodborne illness attributed to any Illinois raw milk producers going at least as far back as 1999.

The location is:

Illinois Corn Growers Association Building
14129 Carole Drive
Bloomington, Illinois 61705

Together we can prevent this regulation from becoming a reality.

Kathryne Pirtle
Author, Performance Without Pain

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