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Raw milk bill gets hearing next week

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MADSION, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsinites will have their say Wednesday on the latest effort to allow sales of raw milk. 

The state Senate committee on rural issues has a 2 p-m hearing set for September 11th on a bill from West Bend Republican Glenn Grothman. 

It would let farmers sell unpasteurized milk directly to customers, under certain guidelines. 

The farms would have to be registered with the state. 

Grothman proposed the bill after Sauk County dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger had all but one of his four charges dropped earlier this year. 

Supporters saw raw milk has health benefits.  Opponents say even one disease outbreak from the product could negatively affect Wisconsin's multi-billion-dollar dairy industry. 

Three years ago, former Governor Jim Doyle almost signed a raw milk bill into law until pressure from dairy lobbyists.

The Democrat Doyle vetoed the measure. 

Republican Governor Scott Walker has said he might approve raw milk sales, as long as they meet certain conditions.

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