Wisconsin Milk

Wisconsin lawmakers are again debating whether residents should be allowed to get milk straight from the cow.

A state Senate committee heard testimony Monday in La Crosse on a bill that would allow farmers to sell unpasteurized milk directly to consumers. Retail sales in grocery stores still would be banned.

Supporters tout the taste and health benefits of raw milk. But opponents argue unpasteurized milk is a hazard to public health and to Wisconsin's $2.6 billion dairy industry.

Democratic state Representative Chris Danou of Trempealeau told the committee the bill offers guidelines for what already is happening.

A spokesman for the Safe Milk Coalition said the group would oppose any new legislation making it easier to sell raw milk.

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