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The Hershberger Trial and Jury Nullification

News from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

by Pete Kennedy, Esq.

Sometime later this year Loganville, Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger will be tried before a jury in Sauk County Circuit Court on four criminal misdemeanor counts accusing him of violating the state Food and Dairy Code. The case has drawn widespread attention in Wisconsin, with Hershberger’s supporters rallying to his cause.  More . . .

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Farmer Accused of Selling Raw Milk Stays Free

News from the Weston A. Price Foundation:

Judge Declined to Revoke Bond

BARABOO, Wis. — A Sauk County farmer accused of selling food and dairy products, including raw milk, without a license appeared in court on Friday while his supporters rallied nearby against the prospect of him facing jail time.

Vernon Hershberger said he came to court prepared to go to jail because of a bond violation as he faces several misdemeanor counts, but Judge Guy Reynolds declined to revoke his bond.

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Farmer Faces Possible 3-year Prison Term for Feeding Community

Press release from Farm Food Freedom:

Customers and Other Supporters Stand with Farmer

February 24, 2012–Baraboo, WI—Food sovereignty activists from around North America will meet at this tiny town on March 2, 2012 to support Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger and food sovereignty. Hershberger, who has a court hearing that day, is charged with four criminal misdemeanors that could land him in prison for three years with fines of over $10,000. The Wisconsin Department of Agricultural Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) targeted Hershberger for supplying a private buying club with fresh milk and other farm products.

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