OLYMPIA, Wash. — On the Kozak farm, it only takes a few minutes for milk to get from Iris the cow’s udder to the bottles that will be picked up by her co-owners.
For the farmers and the milk drinkers, the arrangement is perfectly simple – everyone knows where the milk comes from, and gets it with a minimum of human meddling.
“It’s not the anonymous milk on the shelf and the anonymous buyer,” said Linda Kozak of Vashon Island, whose family distributes the dairy products. “It’s really more of a closed system, and it’s more natural.”
That simple system, however, is turning into a big problem for the raw milk producers targeted by bills being considered at the 2006 Legislature.

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