Raw milk farmer fined for violating holding order
Raw milk farmer convicted on misdemeanor charge last month
The Sauk County farmer who drew attention to the raw milk movement was fined $1,000 plus court costs for his conviction on a misdemeanor charge last month.
Vernon Hershberger was acquitted on three charges related to raw milk sales at his Loganville farm, but only convicted of violating a holding order placed on products on his farm.
“To me, just looking at this case, the sentence, the verdict, I guess I would say even the maximum sentence would be a small price to pay for what I have received,” said Hershberger.
The prosecution has asked for a $3,000 fine and 12 months probation. Hershberger received no probation.
Hershberger's supporters contend he was targeted because he sold raw milk through a private buying club.
Hershberger faced a year in jail and $10,000 in fines on the initial charges.
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