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Raw milk farmer Hershberger acquitted on 3 of 4 counts

Published On: May 25 2013 10:22:44 AM CDT   Updated On: May 25 2013 11:40:51 AM CDT
BARABOO, Wis. -

A Wisconsin dairy farmer has been acquitted on three of four counts in a trial related to the sale of raw milk.

The Journal-Sentinel reported that dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger was found guilty on one charge of violating a holding order placed on products at his farm after a 2010 raid. Hershberger could get up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

The jury returned their verdict early Saturday morning after four hours of deliberation.

They found 41-year-old Hershberger not guilty of charges that he sold retail food, produced milk and operated a dairy plant without proper state licenses.

His supporters have said he was targeted because he sold raw milk through a private buying club with several hundred members.

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