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Raw milk rises to top of farm agenda
Raw milk will be the main topic at the Fifth Annual Forum on Food and Farming, hosted by the nonprofit group Foodshed Alliance.
The Star-Ledger reports that the forum, entitled “Healthy Farms, Healthy Choices,” is open to the public, but there is a $20 advance registration fee, or $25 at the door.
Delegates to the annual state Agricultural Convention in Atlantic City passed a resolution calling for research into health risks of raw milk and whether direct sales would be feasible.
Forum organizers hope that their convention will attract “consumers interested in raw milk to campaign to get laws changed to allow raw milk in New Jersey, to establish standards and regulations,” according to Warren County farmer Matt Pearson, who has raw milk on his farm.