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Bloomington City Council Passes New Food Truck Rules

Responding to pressure from local restaurant owners, lawmakers in Bloomington, Indiana passed new regulations on where food truck vendors may sell food to customers. The new ordinance prevents food truck vendors from selling food to customers within 50 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The new regulations will take effect immediately after mayor Matt Kruzan (D) has signed the ordinance. ‘Artificial Barriers’ Heritage Foundation agricultural policy research fellow Daren Bakst says...

Vermont Lawmaker Proposes Easing Raw Milk Rules

Vermont State Rep. Teo Zagar (D-Windsor) is proposing a bill to loosen state regulations on raw milk sales in the state. Zagar is sponsoring a bill allowing dairy farmers to sell raw milk through community farmers’ markets and agricultural programs, with less oversight from the Vermont Department of Health. Keep Food Legal Foundation executive director and George Mason University Law School adjunct professor Baylen Linnekin says Zagar’s bill benefits Vermont consumers. “Strict regulations don’t...

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