Wisconsin honey producers will get new protections under a bill being signed into law today by Governor Doyle. The new law requires the state Ag Department to establish “honey standards,” and prohibits products from being labeled as Wisconsin honey if they fail to comply. State Representative Phil Garthwaite (D-Dickeyville) is the author of the measure.
Rep. Garthwaite (:13)
The Assembly passed the bill in January and the Senate concurred on a voice vote. The honey industry has been working on a national level to implement standards.
Contributed by John Colbert-WIBA