Legislative Document 1786, “An Act To Allow the Sale of Unregulated Farm-produced Dairy Products at the Site of Production” was released from the Maine State Legislature’s clerk’s office and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry today. Use the above link to view the entire bill.
The bill is sponsored by Representative Bill Noon of Sanford, and co-sponsored by a number of legislators and senators. It appears to provide a clear regulatory boundary between licensed commercial dairy producers in Maine and farmers who produce dairy products for their own and their neighbors consumption.
Guild members should post comments about this bill on this website article, which will help me determine what the overall Guild response to this bill will be if the Guild chooses to testify at any hearing held regarding this bill.