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Dairy farmer acquitted on three of four charges in raw milk trial

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Rick Barrett
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [1]
May 27, 2013

Baraboo — Dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger was acquitted on three of four criminal charges early Saturday morning in a trial that drew national attention from supporters of the raw, unpasteurized milk movement.

Jurors in Sauk County Circuit Court deliberated about four hours, until nearly 1 a.m. Saturday, before returning a verdict of guilty on one charge of violating a holding order placed on products on the Hershberger farm following a raid there in the summer of 2010.

The 41-year-old farmer faces up to a year in jail and $10,000 in fines on that conviction. A sentencing date will be announced later, Judge Guy Reynolds said.

Hershberger was found innocent of three charges that included operating an unlicensed retail store that sold raw milk and other products; and operating a dairy farm and dairy processing facility without licenses.

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[1] Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/business/raw-milk-trial-in-hands-of-jury-b9918480z1-208900911.html

[2] Raw milk victory: Farmer found innocent in raw milk trial: http://www.prisonplanet.com/raw-milk-victory-farmer-found-innocent-in-raw-milk-trial.html

[3] Ontario farmer convicted in raw-milk trial, seeks maximum penalty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ontario-farmer-convicted-in-raw-milk-trial-seeks-maximum-penalty.html

[4] Clone farm’s milk is on sale: Food watchdog investigates after dairy farmer’s astonishing admission: http://www.prisonplanet.com/clone-farms-milk-is-on-sale-food-watchdog-investigates-after-dairy-farmers-astonishing-admission.html

[5] The trial of Vernon Hershberger, another raw milk farmer facing prison time for producing real food: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-trial-of-vernon-hershberger-another-raw-milk-farmer-facing-prison-time-for-producing-real-food.html

[6] The trial of Vernon Hershberger, another raw milk farmer facing prison time for producing real food: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-trial-of-vernon-hershberger-another-raw-milk-farmer-facing-prison-time-for-producing-real-food-2.html

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