Raw milk laws are changing in Idaho as part of Governor Brad Little’s Zero Based Regulation Executive Order. While “Zero Based” sounds a lot like something else we know a thing or two about, some of their changes appear to be more lenient.
- Monthly raw milk testing has been eliminated from the program.
- Labeling requirements for all raw milk products have been modified.
- The “Small Herd Exempt” and “Unlimited Raw” designations have been eliminated.
- Raw milk herds with more than 30 Animal Units must have a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) approved by the Department.
- Submission of annual TB and brucellosis test results are no longer due on the one-year anniversary of the previous date.
This is a letter confirming the changes submitted to us by an Idaho raw milk farmer.
Read the back and forth under the “Stakeholder Comments” section on the Idaho Department of Agriculture’s website.