Baylen Linnekin on a Raw Milk Victory in Wisconsin


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Raw milk consumers and advocates have both deserved and needed a taste of good news for some time now. Last week they got their wish when a Wisconsin jury found area farmer and activist Vernon Hershberger not guilty of three out of four counts against him. As Baylen Linnekin reports, Hershberger faced criminal charges for allegedly operating a retail store without a license, operating a dairy plant without a license, producing milk without a license, and violating a "holding order" issued by the state that required him literally to hold perishable food on his farm while the state decided what—if anything—he could do with it.