CHEYENNE – Wyoming Senator Tim Salazar’s bill, S.F. 102, has advanced through the Senate’s Agriculture Committee by unanimous vote and will head to the Senate Floor for first reading. Assuming it passes through the Senate, it will head to the House, to be first studied by committee before potentially heading to the House Floor and the Governor’s Office.
The bill, also known as amendments to the state’s Food Freedom Act, provides clarity for local producers in how they may sell products including eggs and dairy. Late last year in Riverton, inspectors initially objected to the way local, unpasteurized milk was being sold at the Fremont Market, which acts as a year round Farmers’ Market. The store had been providing local milk that could be purchased under an honor system, with money going into a bucket for the producer, who was not present on-site. Salazar’s bill aims to provide clarity for producers wishing to sell their eggs and dairy products in such local markets.