BISMARCK, N.D. – A bill at the North Dakota State Legislature drew so much attention Thursday, it needed to have a change of venue to accommodate the people who came to testify.
Dozens of family farmers showed up to support a bill that would allow them to sell raw milk and other food products to the public.
The bill’s sponsor says it’s a consumer bill, which allows for more freedom of choice for everyone involved. Some who produce raw products talked about how there are many misconceptions surrounding them.
“When raw milk is behind the scenes and it is buried, almost black market, we cannot do the full public education that we can when it is a legal product,” says LeAnne Harner, farmer.
Others testified about the health benefits about a diet centered around raw food products.