I've said on the air previously I support this bill; I think the consumer should be able to choose. I still feel that way, but I do find the reader comments on this story interesting. My belief is if the consumer wants to risk drinking raw milk, it's their risk to take. A number of readers say despite the way the bill is crafted, farmers will be opening themselves up to lawsuits if they start selling raw milk.
My answer is, yeah, probably. But I would also argue they are agreeing to that risk the same as the consumer. Regardless of whatever the buyer signs, or whatever immunity is placed in the bill, farmers need to realize that somebody will claim they didn't understand the risk and expected the producer to protect them. The producer has the choice not to sell raw milk and needs to be as informed as the consumer.