Subject: North Dakota – Take Action on Raw Milk Bill!

Dear Friend,

Currently, raw milk is available in the state of North Dakota only through herdshares, where each herdshare member owns part of the cow so has a right to some of its milk.


House Bill 1515 (HB 1515) if passed would legalize the sale of raw milk by North Dakota dairy farms with a Grade A permit directly to consumers for personal consumption. These sales would need to take place at the location of the dairy farm and be restricted to individual consumers. Sales to wholesalers and retail stores would remain prohibited.


HB1515 will be heard on Friday, February 10 at 9 a.m. by the House Agriculture Committee. So please act now!


See action steps below and share this alert with your friends and family in North Dakota. You can find the link for this alert at


In good health,

Alexia Kulwiec

Executive Director



HB1515 will be heard on Friday, February 10 at 9 am by the House Agriculture Committee.


We suggest that you contact your House representatives asking them to support HB1515 if the bill is amended so that on-farm sales of raw dairy be permitted without a Grade A license. This would encourage production of milk specifically for human consumption, which likewise would encourage safer practices. Calls are more effective than emails.


If you don’t know who represents you, find out HERE


If your representatives are on the House Agriculture Committee (members listed HERE), please call as soon as possible since this bill will be heard very soon.



Consider testifying about how this bill would affect you and attending the hearing on Friday, February 10 at 9 am. For details on the hearing, visit HERE


If you aren’t able to attend the hearing, you may submit testimony HERE



Find out more about this bill on the legislature’s bill page HERE


We will email further alerts on HB 1515 as events warrant.


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