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SD Senate panel delays ruling on raw milk

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — After hours of discussion, a South Dakota Senate committee has delayed a vote on a bill that would relax regulations on raw milk production and sales.

The Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to delay the measure for two…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Scientists: Listeria strain in SD milk not harmful

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Experts say the listeria strain found in a sample of raw milk sold in South Dakota is not the one that often makes people sick, and raw milk proponents say attention brought to the case by state officials created undue negative attent…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Scientists: Listeria strain in SD milk not harmful

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Experts say the listeria strain found in a sample of raw milk sold in South Dakota is not the one that often makes people sick, and raw milk proponents say attention brought to the case by state officials created undue negative attent…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State proceeds with new raw milk rules

November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — South Dakota’s new regulations requiring safety labeling and upgrading other health standards for raw milk that is sold commercially will go into effect Dec. 11, state Agriculture Lucas Lentsch…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State proceeds with new raw milk rules

November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — South Dakota’s new regulations requiring safety labeling and upgrading other health standards for raw milk that is sold commercially will go into effect Dec. 11, state Agriculture Lucas Lentsch…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Raw milk battle moving to Legislature

November 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — The battle is moving to the Legislature over stronger sanitation standards for raw milk in South Dakota and health-warning messages on the bottles.

The state Department of Agriculture received …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

3rd hearing set for raw milk proposal

October 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota agriculture officials are holding a third public hearing in Pierre today on proposed rules covering the production, testing and labeling of raw milk sold in the state.

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Raw-milk sales expansion delayed

August 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — The Legislature’s rules review committee refused to give clearance Tuesday to broader regulations sought by the state Agriculture Department over South Dakota’s dairies that generate raw milk for r…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD raw milk supporters oppose state rules on sale

July 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Raw milk producers and their customers asked South Dakota officials once again on Friday to scrap rules they argue would impose too many restrictions on the production and sale of unpasteurized milk.
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SD raw milk farmers upset about 2nd rules hearing

July 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Western South Dakota farmers who produce raw milk are unhappy about having to make a second trip to Pierre next week to comment on revised state rules governing the sale of unpasteurized milk.
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