The regulation should be kept in place as is and should only be updated to comply with federal guidance and regulation when necessary to participate in intra- and inter-state commerce. The current regulation is necessary for maintaining a recognized milk grading standard for testing equipment and protocols. This regualtion supports the intra- and inter-state sale and shipment of Virginia-produced milk. This regulation is necessary for the continued success of Virginia's dairy industry,
The Virginia State Dairymen's Association supports maintaining the current rules and regulations regarding milk testing. Virginia's rules should be maintained to comply with federal regulations so that we maintain our ability to ship milk inter-state. These regulations are vital to the dairy industry in Virginia.