MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has refused to consider whether a Sauk County farmer was properly convicted of selling raw milk in 2013.
Vernon Hershberger had asked the court to review his 2013 conviction for violating a holding order on the sales of raw milk from his farm.
He argued he operates a private buying club that’s not subject to the same rules as a farmer. He also argued that he wouldn’t have been found guilty had an unedited copy of the order been placed into evidence and a judge blocked him from introducing evidence to bolster his defense.
The 4th District Court of Appeals rejected his arguments last summer. The high court announced Friday it wouldn’t take the case. The justices did not offer any explanation.