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Ag Survey Compares States' Raw Milk Regs

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Despite ongoing battles over state laws governing raw milk, the number of states allowing on-farm or retail sales of raw milk for human consumption remains the same now as three years ago, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

Raw milk is milk that hasn't been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella.

The results of the survey show that 29 states still allow the sale of raw milk for human consumption, and 21 states prohibit it -- the same numbers and the same states as those in the survey the association conducted in 2008.

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