The Virginia-based Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has filed an appeal, on behalf of a Wisconsin dairy farmer. In May, a state court convicted Vernon Hershberger of violating a hold the state had put on his raw milk products, a seal, indicating they should not be sold publicly.
However, the jury found him not guilty of producing milk, operating a dairy plant and selling retail food without licenses.
On the misdemeanor conviction, the judge fined Hershberger $1,000.
Essayist Avi Lank offers his thoughts on Fourth of July sales.
We're just two short days away from July 4th - which means, Independence Day fireworks, cookouts, and big sales at retailers. Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank may partake in the first two traditions, but as for the third - count him out.