Kansas Senate approves bill to allow on-farm raw milk sales

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TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Senate has approved a bill that would allow on-the-farm sales of raw milk so long as farmers have a label on their containers stating that the product is unpasteurized. 

The vote Wednesday was 37-3. The House will now have to vote on the bill before it is sent to the governor’s office.

Kansas has allowed the sale of raw milk for decades, but a 1967 law prohibited farmers from advertising its sale outside their farms.

A dairy farm successfully challenged the ban in court, and that led legislators initially to review a proposal to ban raw milks sales. The state Department of Agriculture instead favored a labeling requirement. 

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