Why Legalizing Raw Milk Sales will significantly boost local and rural economies

Via Natural News

Did you know that the average conventional dairy farmer today earns only about $1.50 for each gallon of milk he sells to the general pasteurized market, while the average raw milk dairy farmer typically fetches between $4 and $8, or more, per gallon on the health-conscious market? A new report published by Rural Vermont explains how raw milk sales in that state generated more than $1 million in gross revenues last year for local farmers, a clear indicator of why legalizing raw milk is vitally important for reviving the rural economy both in Vermont and across the nation.

The report highlights that since the passage of Act 62 in Vermont back in 2009, a bill that expanded raw milk sales in the state by allowing individual farmers to sell up to 40 gallons per day, Vermont’s rural economy has seen a significant prosperity boost. Despite the bill’s arbitrary and ridiculous 40-gallon-per-day limit on raw milk sales, which also requires customers to come directly to the farm to buy raw milk or have it delivered to their homes on a pre-paid basis, the raw milk market is thriving in Vermont, which means rural farmers who sell it and their communities are also thriving.

You can read the full report here:
http://www.ruralvermont.org/issues-main/farm-fresh-milk/

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