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View Diary: The Illinois Department of Public Health vs. Illinois Raw Milk Farmers (267 comments)

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  •  Unless I'm mistaken . . . (0+ / 0-)

    The Grade-A Dairy license would require the farmers to own pasteurization equipment . . . which defeats the purpose of selling raw milk.

    But I'll need to confirm that.

    From what I understand, this equipment could cost each farmer up to $25,000. That would put all but my Aunt and Uncle's farm out of business, and the only reason they would survive that regulation is because they're tenant farmers and their landlord already owns the equipment. He just doesn't use it.

    •  Hmm (0+ / 0-)

      I don't know about own. My parents' Illinois dairy is a Grade-A operation, no pasteurization equipment on site. In my experience Grade certification is about inspections and standards.

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