An Amish farmer here in Kentucky lost his farm earlier this year for selling raw cow's milk. His farm was in Northern Kentucky and he routinely crossed over the river to Cincinnati to deliver to his customers, who were all part of his "cow share" program. On one particular day, he was surrounded in a Cincinnati parking lot by 6 law enforcement vehicles and assorted Ohio agriculture inspectors. Even though the cow share program is legal in every state, they confiscated his milk and arrested him. This gentle Amish farmer actually passed out on the pavement from the verbal beating that the law enforcement gave him while his customers watched in disbelief.
When the case finally came to court, the judge asked why they were picking on this poor farmer and dropped the case. Ironically, he won the court case, but lost his farm because of all the money that he spent on attorneys. So, around here farmers are all jittery about selling raw milk. Stupid law, encouraged by the large milk distributors.
Paradoxically, in Kentucky, the law states that raw milk CAN be used for making cheese that is aged for 60 days or more. However, there is no clear legal process to actually buy raw milk unless you are a licensed cheese operation.
Here is a great website to find raw milk in your state:http://www.realmilk.com