I don't know how many of you's know how drop-point deliveries for raw milk work.
Essentially a dairy farm trucks in raw milk -- based on customer orders usually submitted via an HTML form on their website or e-mail -- to a mutually agreed upon drop point where the customers are waiting. The milk is paid for at the time of delivery.
This is all very clandestine and hush-hush. I'm not interested in arguing the legality of such a practice. If I was, I would've posted this in the War Room.
Just kinda giving people a heads up. I didn't know the USDA had field agents with the authority to confiscate personal property.
Hard work is a religion unto itself.
Bizarre. UK governments have long excelled at legislative absurdities akin to this, but surprisingly raw milk can still be bought here (or, in England at least), albeit with a few stipulations - it's got to be sold either on or very close to the production site, there are warning labels, regular checks on microbe levels, etc. I think after mad cow disease there isn't much public appetite for it anyway. I wouldn't drink it on a dare.
What are purported to be the pros of raw milk consumption?
Face the monkeys that are biting at your feet.
The laws regarding the sale of raw milk here in the USA differs from state to state, sometimes even county to county.
Where I'm from in Pennsylvania, raw milk must be sold on the premises of a state-certified raw dairy farm. That means the dairy farm can't ship it to grocery stores, convenience stores, farmer's markets, the drop-points I've mentioned above, etc.
The closest state-certified farm to me is roughly 30 minutes away. But for others around the state or even my county, these drop-points are all they have.
The guy doing his job has a choice.
He can make the choice to numbly do his job independently of moral implications, or he can make the choice to think, use logical reasoning, even human compassion. USDA agents chose their job, and a lot of them do it for a reason - they enjoy the power, morally right or wrong. As do cops.