A new bill makes it easier for Utahns to buy and sell raw milk. Crazy, right?
The following op-ed was published this week in St. George News. Last year, Governor Herbert issued an executive order to mandate that regulations from the state “shall not impose unnecessary burdens” on the economy or on...
A new law in Utah (finally!) allows food producers to sell directly to consenting customers without being crushed by regulatory burdens along the way.
The Utah Beef Council would be converted into a quasi-government agency under this bill, legalizing a tax imposed on every sale of cattle which is currently in legal dispute in Utah's courts.
We live in the Beehive State, yet beekeeping is illegal unless you first register with the government.
This bill was not considered by the legislature. Libertas Institute opposes this bill. Representative Kay McIff is sponsoring House Bill 315, written by a commercial beekeeper, which would impose barriers to entry by making it...
This bill was not considered by the legislature. Libertas Institute supports this bill. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated, as its official opinion, that “There is no absolute right to consume… any particular...
This bill was not considered by the legislature. Libertas Institute supports this bill. Currently, Utah law prohibits beekeeping unless the individual first registers with, and pays, the state government. This mandate has led...
While regulation can protect the health of consumers not connected to their food, it is not needed—and should not be required—in direct-sales situations.
The EPA has recently adopted a final rule to redefine the term “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act in a way that would expand the agency’s regulatory authority to many intrastate waters. This rule threatens the...