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PLF Fights Wisconsin’s Anti-Competitive, Mass-Commodity “Butter Grading” Requirements

April 20, 2017 I By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

PLF Senior Attorney Joshua Thompson hosts a special discussion with PLF Client Adam Mueller, a fifth generation butter maker at Minerva Dairy. Ohio-based Minerva Dairy, America’s oldest family-owned cheese and butter dairy, sued Wisconsin over its newly enforced ban on the sale of ungraded butter.

As the lawsuit argues, the ban is an unjustified, anti-competitive restriction that protects large Wisconsin-based dairies, while blocking 123-year-old Minerva Dairy from selling its artisanal butters to Dairy State consumers, as well as freezing out most other dairies across the country.

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