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Wis. Raw Milk Farmer Acquitted on 3 of 4 counts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin dairy farmer has been acquitted on three of four counts in a trial related to the sale of raw milk.

The Journal-Sentinel reports that dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger was found guilty on one charge of violating a holding order placed on products at his farm after a 2010 raid. Hershberger could get up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

The jury returned their verdict early Saturday morning after four hours of deliberation.

They found the 41-year-old Hershberger not guilty of charges that he sold retail food, produced milk and operated a dairy plant without proper state licenses.

His supporters have said he was targeted because he sold raw milk through a private buying club with several hundred members.


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