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SD committee delays vote on raw milk rules

Posted: Friday, Feb 7th, 2014

In this Jan. 29 photo, dairy farmer Trevor Gilkerson hands customer Amanda Owens a half-gallon of bottled raw milk on his family farm just outside of Brookings.

PIERRE (AP) A South Dakota Senate committee delayed a vote Friday on a bill that would relax regulations on raw milk to give the two opposing sides in the debate two weeks to put together a compromise measure.

After hours of discussion, the Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to push back until Feb. 19 the decision on the bill, which would repeal the rules imposed in December by the state Department of Agriculture and replace them with less stringent standards.

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