OZARK, Mo. (AP) -- You won't be able to buy raw milk at farmers' markets in southwest Missouri's Christian County.

The board of directors of the county's Health Department voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit raw milk from farmers' markets. The department had previously allowed dairy farmers to distribute raw milk at such markets.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against a Laclede County couple for selling raw milk.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Christian County officials were concerned their previous policy conflicted with state law, which Koster says prohibits farmers from distributing unprocessed milk or selling it at a market.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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