Subject: Tell Iowa Legislators to Vote YES for Legal Raw Milk

Dear Friend,

Senate File 315 (SF 315) passed out of committee and is now placed on the House calendar for a vote, meaning that all House Representatives will be voting on this bill very soon. If it passes the full House, the bill will go to the Governor for signature and then become law.


SF 315 if passed would allow the sale of raw milk at certain dairies as well as the manufacture of products using raw milk. The bill would place certain requirements on producers such as sample testing, record keeping and labeling.


Currently in Iowa, only Grade A pasteurized milk and milk products may be sold to the final consumer and there is no law on herdshares. SF 315 would increase access to raw milk in the state.


See action steps below and share this alert with your friends and family in Iowa.


In good health,

Alexia Kulwiec

Executive Director




Please email all members of the House asking them to vote YES on SF 315. Consider including in your message any of the Talking Points below. Email all House Representatives by using this email address:


Please include a subject line like "Please SUPPORT SF315 Raw Milk Bill".


Here’s a sample email template:


Dear Representatives,

My name is ______. Please support bill SF315 which would legalize access to raw milk in our state. Here are a few reasons why I would like this bill to pass:

[See Talking Points below for inspiration]




Please also call or send a separate email to your own House Representative. Calls are best. Click HERE to find your legislators.



If you can attend a legislative forum in your area this weekend, please do. When you attend, introduce yourself and ask the legislators to please support the Raw Milk Bill, SF 315. You can check their Facebook pages or the following websites for local legislative forums:



1. How would passage of this bill benefit you and your family? Briefly explain.


2. Raw milk is a healthy, nutrient rich food with a good track record for safety. According to at least one study, the number of illnesses attributed to raw milk consumption has declined as demand for the product has increased.


3. Passage of SF 315 will keep more of the food dollar in the state economy. With the sale of raw milk being legal in all of Iowa’s bordering states, there are lost revenues.


4. Passage of SF 315 would enable family farmers to make a better living. Raw milk in other states is often the product that first draws the consumer to set foot on the farm leading to sales of other foods such as meat, poultry, eggs, and produce.


5. The bill supports consumer choice. Like citizens of other states, Iowans should be able to access the products of their choice in Iowa rather than crossing state lines.


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