Before we get into broader issues, what is the significance of the Vernon Hershberger case that recently concluded in Wisconsin?
It’s a complicated case, as are many of what I call “foods rights” cases. I think part of the idea is to make life complicated for the farmer and create a situation where he becomes the kind of example you as a farmer want to avoid. That’s part of what they call the deterrent effect — he has been dealing with Wisconsin regulators, agricultural regulators primarily on and off for about six years. The case is about the fact that he sells food privately to members of a food club, and he sells items that are highly regulated, primarily raw milk and meat and related items — butter, eggs, chicken,pork. Because he sells privately, he