How free is a country which will prosecute a man for selling raw milk?

Vernon Hershberger ran a farm which exchanged raw milk for work on the farm, donations, and sometimes if people were hungry, for nothing at all. The government didn’t take kindly to the operation and so sought to make an example of Mr. Hershberger, at significant cost to the taxpayer.

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Milk, the New Deal, and Crony Capitalism

Last year I went to the grocery store and was greeted by a sign on the door of the milk case that informed me that the advertised price of a gallon of milk in the newspaper could not be honored due to “dairy regulations.”

I grabbed a gallon of skim and went to the front of the store to ask the manager about the sign.

He informed me that the price my grocery store had advertised was below the official price designated for my area by the government/dairy co-op.

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War on Small Farms: Comply or Die

This video was sent to me by someone at the, get this, “Raw Milk Freedom Riders.” Great name.

What it shows is a Wisconsin inspector visiting the farm of Vernon Hershberger for a “look around.”

Apparently Mr. Hershberger has run afoul of Wisconsin state law because he has provided raw milk to members of his “herd share.”  This is a no-no.

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