Oregon backs off ban on raw milk advertising
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents may see more information and ads about unpasteurized milk.
The state agreed Thursday not to enforce a ban on raw milk advertising.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/fvfsXu) the agreement settles a lawsuit filed against the Oregon Department of Agriculture by Christine Anderson, owner of Cast Iron Farm in McMinnville. She says the ban infringed on her free speech rights.
Anderson is dismissing her suit. In return Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba will ask the state Legislature to repeal the ban.
Restrictions remain on raw milk production and sales in Oregon. Unpasteurized milk can be sold only on the farm. Producers are allowed to have up to three cows, nine sheep and nine goats.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com