Wisconsin Raw Milk bill vote to be held March 30 by Assembly Committee on Rural Economic Development, call the committee members now to ask them to vote in favor of AB 628.
Mar 25, 2010 - WI Assembly Committee Vote - The raw milk bill is moving forward, but we need your help to keep it going! On March 16, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education unanimously approved an amended version of...more
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Announcement: December 21, 2009 - Raw Milk Rally before Court Trial in Viroqua
A full day of events is planned for Monday, December 21 in Viroqua, Wisconsin as Max Kane goes to court. The rally will be held from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. at the Viroqua, Wisconsin Courthouse [click here for directions]. Court proceedings for Max Kane of Belle's Lunchbox Private Club are to begin at 10:30 a.m. as the Attorney General on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) seeks a declaratory judgment requiring Kane to comply with DATCP's subpoena and request for documents; Kane is challenging DATCP's claim to jurisdiction over the club's activities.
From 12:30 to 6 p.m. a FREE Lecture/Workshop will be held at the Landmark Center (500 East Jefferson Street, Viroqua - second floor auditorium) featuring as guest speakers: Mark McAfee, David Gumpert, Michael Badnarik, Kathryne Pirtle, Michael Schmidt, Rob Taylor, Mark Kastel, Kristin Canty, Anne Marie Michaels, Tim Wightman and more to speal about raw milk health, freedom and food sovereignty!
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Update: December 8, 2009 Raw Milk Bill Introduced in Wisconsin
State Representative Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau) and State Senator Pat Kreitlow (D-Chippewa Falls) have introduced a bill that would legalize the on-farm sale of raw milk and raw milk products in Wisconsin. Under the bill, any milk producer who has a Grade A dairy farm permit shall be issued a permit by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) upon the producer's request. Specifically, a milk producer may sell raw milk, buttermilk, butter and cream directly to a consumer on the producer's farm if all of the following requirements are met: More...
Update: November 8, 2009 Scott Trautman, Fund Member and Dane County Dairy Farmer Dumps Raw Milk in Capitol in Protest
Status Quo: Wisconsin law states that, "no person may sell or distribute any milk or fluid milk products which are not Grade A milk or Grade A milk products to consumers, or to any restaurant, institution or retailer for consumption or resale to consumers. Grade A milk and Grade A milk products shall be effectively pasteurized.. "The law does provide an exception to the ban on raw milk consumption for "incidental sales of milk directly to consumers at the dairy farm where the milk is produced. "The administrative regulation for the State Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) states that the "incidental sales" exemption "shall not apply to sales which are regularly made in the course of business or are preceded by any advertising, offer to or solicitation of members of the public, but shall include any sales to employees or persons shipping milk to the dairy plant' More from www.realmilk.com and updates.