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Raw Milk Regulations

Even though state law permits the sale of raw milk if the farmer obtains a retail raw milk license, in practice the Idaho Dept. of Agriculture refuses to license anyone to sell raw milk.

There has not been a retail raw milk licensee in the state for the past 15 years. According to the state Department of Agriculture, the biggest reason no one has sold retail raw milk during that time is the requirement that bottling and packaging of retail raw milk and retail raw milk products shall be done on the premises where produced in approved mechanical equipment. Several small farmers have contacted the state about obtaining a raw milk license but the cost of constructing a milk plant has discouraged them from doing so.

Herd share programs for milk are permitted.

Relevant Law:

Department of Agriculture
Phone: (208) 332-8550
Fax: (208) 334-4062

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Spring of Hope Creamery
Moyie Springs, ID
Treasured Sunrise Acres
Parma, ID
Winter Winds Farm
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