Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Raw Milk Bill

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Gov. Jim Doyle has vetoed a bill that would have legalized limited sales of raw milk in Wisconsin.

Doyle said in his veto message Wednesday that he was concerned about safety risks associated with unpasteurized milk. The state's dairy and cheese industry, along with the Wisconsin Medical Society and a host of other business, farm and health groups, heavily lobbied Doyle in recent weeks to veto the bill.

Last month, Doyle had indicated he intended to sign the bill saying he thought it balanced the concerns of those worried about unpasteurized milk and advocates who argued it tastes better and has health benefits.

The bill would have allowed only on-farm sales of milk until 2012.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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