Subject: Act Now: Raw Milk Goes to the Kansas House Committee!

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Dear Friend,

It is time to act again, Kansas, and quickly.

As we previously reported, on February 26, 2020, the full Kansas Senate passed a bill that if it becomes law, will require raw milk producers to include a label on raw milk packaging that states that the product contains raw milk that is not pasteurized. Under the bill, advertising of the product must not be false or misleading and also shall state that the milk is raw or unpasteurized. 

Industry wanted to prohibit sales of raw milk, or include much more onerous labeling, and limit advertising. So, the version passed by the Senate is a win for farmers and consumers that worked hard on this bill. However, our work is not over.

Now Senate Bill (SB) 308 moves to the House Agriculture Committee. You did it in the KS Senate—now please contact your Kansas House Representative. Let him/her know that they should adopt the version of SB 308 passed by the Senate without changes.

We believe that this bill will be heard as early as next week by the House Agriculture Committee, so please contact your representative today! Contact your own representative, especially if your representative is on the Agriculture Committee as listed below.

Please see below for more details.

Thank you for all you do.

Alexia Kulwiec
FTCLDF Executive Director

Let your state House Representative know that you support SB 308 in its current form only, with no additional requirements. A phone call is much more effective than an email. And remember to keep the conversation polite and to-the-point.

Don't know who represents you? Find out who represents you HERE.

Make sure to call (instead of email) your Representative if he/she is one of these on the House Agriculture Committee because SB 308 has been referred to this committee and they will hear it as early as next week:

Ron Highland (Chair)  785 296-7310
Eric L. Smith (Vice Chair)  785 296-7557
Sydney Carlin (Ranking Minority)  785 296-7657 
Alicia Straub   785 296-7682
Bill Pannbacker  785 296-7637
Boyd Orr  785 296-7392
Doug Blex  785 296-5863
Eileen Horn   785-296-7652
Jason Probst  785-296-7645
Jim Karleskint   785 296-7683
Joe Newland  785-296-7380
Joe Seiwert   785 296-7647
Kent Thompson  785-296-7451
Mark Schreiber  785 296-2721
Rui Xu    785 296-7686
Trevor Jacobs   785 296-7616
Virgil Weigel   785 296-7104


Read the amended SB 308 and check its status HERE.

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