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DATCP investigates Sauk County farm


MADISON (WKOW) -- WKOW 27 News has learned that inspectors with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection searched a farm in Sauk County to determine if they are operating a dairy without a license.

DATCP public information officer Lee Sensenbrenner told 27 News that a special inspection warrant was carried out on Hershberger Dairy in Loganville Wednesday.

Sensenbrenner says owner Vernon Hershberger gave up his Class B Dairy License in February of this year. He says inspectors went out to the farm because Hershberger refused to answer a DATCP questionnaire sent to the farm.

27 News spoke with Hershberger Wednesday evening. Yellow tags dot his refridgerators, where he sells unpasteurized milk, butter, cream, and more. He says his entire livelihood is selling raw milk, and he sells to more than 50 families who also rely on him.

Sensenbrenner says the special inspection warrant was carried out with the assistance of the Sauk County District Attorney's Office. D.A. Patricia A. Barrett refused comment to 27 News.

More from Hershberger and what raw milk has meant to his family- and what this now means for him, on 27 News at 10.



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