In updating its dairy law last session, the Vermont Legislature allowed personal consumption of unpasteurized (raw) milk purchased from another consumer to continue to be a legal transaction in the state. That was about as
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Identical bills have been drafted for state Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, and state Rep. Donald Pridemore, R-Hartford, which will, if adopted, make raw milk sales legal in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s Legislative Reference Bureau wrote the