raw milk

Environment
6:00 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Farmer Unintentionally Becomes Wisconsin's Raw Milk Poster Child

Vernon Hershberger's cows head back to pasture after milking.

A state Senate committee voted 3-2 Tuesday morning to allow Wisconsin farmers sell unpasteurized milk, if they meet health and safety regulations and sell directly to customers. The bill now heads to the full Senate.

Read more
Health & Science
11:56 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Virginia Group Steps Into Wisconsin Raw Milk Case

Raw milk case continues in Wisconsin

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.

Read more
Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Raw Milk Sales Back In The Public Eye

A bill that would legalize raw milk sales is circulating in Madison.
Credit Susy Morris, Flickr

The issue of raw milk sales – is again a hot one in Wisconsin. People on both sides are crowding into a courtroom, to witness the trial of a dairy farmer from Sauk County.

Read more