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Organic Dairy Farmer Francis Thicke Promotes House File 394, the Iowa Raw Milk Bill

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Iowa is one of only 11 states that prohibits any form of raw milk sales to the public. In fact, Iowa has one of the most oppressive anti-raw milk political climates in the US. But a new bill being spearheaded by former candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Francis Thicke could change all that. If passed, House File 394 will allow direct-from-the-farm sales of raw milk to Iowans.

Many NaturalNews readers may remember Francis Thicke's bid for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture back in October when he lost to longtime Big Ag-lackey Bill Northey. Thicke's platform aimed to strengthen Iowa's economy by promoting small-scale and sustainable farming methods, phasing out the industrial agricultural practices that serve big business rather than the people of Iowa, and promoting food freedom ((http://www.naturalnews.com/030206_F...).

One of Thicke's primary food freedom goals has been to restore the freedom to buy and sell raw milk in the state of Iowa. After all, legalizing raw milk sets a greater precedent of upholding freedom of food choice in general. So naturally, Thicke has been behind House File 394, which the Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa Committee recently voted in favor of, and subsequently recommended for passage by the legislature.


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