raw milk

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.

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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.

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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.

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