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Legislation Riles Raw-Milk Advocates

Jared Howerton drives down a winding, single-lane dirt road on a 300-acre farm in North Idaho surrounded by tall pine trees and open highway. He stops into a musty-smelling basement filled with mismatched refrigerators, where he retrieves three barely labeled half-gallon jars of raw, unpasteurized milk. He puts them in the rear of his Volkswagen Rabbit and slams the hatchback closed. Howerton, wearing a beanie, says the milk is healthier than its grocery store counterpart and helps him stick it to the man — greedy corporations, industrialized agriculture, Republicans. His farmer, Luana Hiebert, calls herself a conservative, however, and says the same product helps her fight big government/Heidi Groover, Inlander. More here. (Inlander photo)

  • Also: A townhall meeting pushed by local GOP is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in community room of the Coeur d'Alene Public Library.

Question: Have you ever consumed raw milk? Impression?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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