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Raw Milk Debate (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-06-14

Duration: 00:05:32

Subjects: Raw milk | Public health | Agriculture


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Hanegan, Amanda Interviewee
  • Strain, Mike Speaker
  • Croughan, Peter Interviewee


This segment from the June 14, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the growing raw milk debate in Louisiana. St. Cyr reports that the Louisiana Legislature recently passed a law legalizing the sale of raw milk for animal consumption, but not for human consumption. Her report touches on the health risks associated with drinking unpasteurized milk. She interviews Amanda Hanegan, the owner of Ginger Farms, and Dr. Peter Croughan, the interim state health officer for the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). Her report also includes highlights of the committee testimony on the raw milk bill at the 2024 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including comments by Commissioner Mike Strain of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.