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Wisconsin raw milk farmer loses appeal

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MADISON (AP) -- A Wisconsin dairy farmer convicted of a misdemeanor related to the sale of raw milk has lost his appeal.

The 4th District Appeals Court on Thursday agreed with a ruling by the Sauk County Circuit Court against Loganville dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger. He was found guilty last year of one count of violating a holding order placed on products at his farm after a 2010 raid by state regulators.

Hershberger was found not guilty of charges alleging he sold retail food, produced milk and operated a dairy plant without proper state licenses. The appeals court says the lower court properly prohibited Hershberger from introducing evidence and testimony he said would show there was no basis for issuing the holding order.

Hershberger was fined $1,000.

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