SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Area state senator Glenn Grothman continues to push for legalizing raw milk sales in the state. Appearing on the Jerry Bader Show Tuesday morning, the West Bend Republican said it’s embarrassing to see Wisconsin not try to meet what he sees as growing demand for this product. He pointed to the other states in the top ten of milk production. Eight currently have rules for raw milk sales, while the ninth could approve their own in the near future.
Grothman also questioned his Republican colleagues, given that in 2009 the then Democratic-led Legislature passed a raw milk bill, which was vetoed by Governor Jim Doyle. He saw that gesture as a bipartisan effort for less government control.
A current bill to legalize raw milk sales that would require testing on the milk and cows passed committee last month. It might reach either the Assembly of Senate floor early next year.