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post #21 of 30
I'm sorry to see that he vetoed the bill. I don't live in Wisconsin, but I grew up there and visit frequently. I was looking forward to it being easy to find raw milk near my home town (Fond du Lac).

I agree with the others, ERSS. You don't have to drink it and if you're going to make big claims like "I have science, you have theories", then back it up. Also, my mom always taught me to learn about both sides of the story. Have you read any literature on raw milk from people who aren't against it? For example, Ron Schmid's Untold Story of Milk?
post #22 of 30
We should expect nothing less from a lame duck governor. It is quite aggravating to say the least. This has more to do with big dairy not wanting the public to know the filthy details of their operations. My rep's office also told me that Organic Valley was pushing against this as well. Very disappointing.
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama View Post
We should expect nothing less from a lame duck governor. It is quite aggravating to say the least. This has more to do with big dairy not wanting the public to know the filthy details of their operations. My rep's office also told me that Organic Valley was pushing against this as well. Very disappointing.
I actually wrote to Organic Valley telling them that I won't be purchasing their products anymore do to their lobbying of the Gov. to veto the bill. This just goes to show how big Organic Valley has gotten, and doesn't care about the little guy anymore. They (OV) has also told the farmers who they buy their milk from that if they choose to sell raw milk directly to customers, and they find out about it, they will stop buying their milk!

Sargento was the big corporation that the dairy lobby got to really put the pressure on Doyle.

If you are interested in getting raw milk, some of the farms that were selling it in the past have found other ways around the original law, so people can still get raw milk in WI. It's just a lot more difficult for the farmers who provide it.
post #24 of 30
I think it's very unfair when drinking/eating something in its most natural state is not allowed. We have been drinking raw milk now for 6 months after being milk-free for 4 1/2 years because of allergies. We love it. It's straight up milk. Nothing else. Have you ever looked at the ingredients on a container of milk at the store? I mean seriously, I had to chuckle when I first did this to see that's it's not just MILK!!
post #25 of 30
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I had no idea about Organic Valley. This is sad because they are local to WI. PP, where in NE Iowa are you? I grew up in NE Iowa.
post #26 of 30
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I had no idea about Organic Valley. This is sad because they are local to WI. PP, where in NE Iowa are you? I grew up in NE Iowa.
And my family is all from (and still in) NE Iowa. Beautiful country.
post #27 of 30
Thread Starter 
Ok, now I need to know where in NE Iowa? So hilly around there which surprises people as they think all of Iowa is flat flat flat.
post #28 of 30
One side of my family is from McGregor. So lovely there!!! I remember being offended that people thought IA was all flat and that there was nothing but cornfields and pig farms, since both my sides of the family are from places on the Mississippi. Until my sis moved to Buchanan County....then I knew why they thought that.

How about you? Curious minds want to know!
post #29 of 30
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How funny! My DH is in McGregor right this second visiting his mom. She moved there when she married her second husband. I am from Waukon--not too far away from there. We played Mar-Mac in softball
post #30 of 30
I am north of Decorah. A few miles from the MN border. And yes, we think Iowa is beautiful too!
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