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Published May 14, 2010, 10:26 AM

Farm groups urge veto of Wisconsin raw milk bill

MADISON, Wis. — Opponents of legalizing raw milk sales in Wisconsin are gathering to urge Gov. Jim Doyle to veto the bill.

MADISON, Wis. — Opponents of legalizing raw milk sales in Wisconsin are gathering to urge Gov. Jim Doyle to veto the bill.

Opponents of the bill passed by the Legislature have been emboldened by Doyle statements this week in which he appears to be hedging in his support for the plan.

Last month Doyle said he assumed he would sign the bill. Now he says he hasn’t decided and he needs more time to study the issue.

He has until Thursday to act on it or allow it to become law without his signature.

Those gathering Friday to urge a veto include representatives of the state’s Dairy Business Association, Cheese Makers Association, Farm Bureau and Medical Society.

Supporters say unpasteurized milk is safe, more nutritious and tastes better.

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