Last week members of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Dairy and Farm Bill Committees and Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors visited Washington, D.C.
Farm Bureau leaders became lobbyists for a day while meeting with Wisconsin’s congressional delegation on September 13. The issues discussed were the 2018 Farm Bill, dairy policy and immigration reform.
“Wisconsin Farm Bureau members took the opportunity to discuss their concerns with the leaders who make decisions on our behalf,” Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte said. “These committee members have spent time studying and researching, in-depth, what the future should look like for a 2018 Farm Bill and specifically the MPP program. The group was highly impressive on the Hill with their questions, concerns and asks.”
Attendees also met with officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Embassy along with the the U.S. Trade Representative.
Members on the trip included: Peter Badtke, Ripon; Bill Barlass, Janesville; Joe Bragger, Independence; Dave Daniels, Union Grove; Lynn Dickman, Plover; Kristy Erickson, Clintonville; Rosalie Geiger, Reedsville; Tim Geiger, Whitehall; Dick Gorder, Mineral Point; James Hebbe, Green Lake; John Herricks, Cashton; Roger Hildebrandt, Hustisford; Jim Holte, Elk Mound; Lloyd Holterman, Watertown; Derek Husmoen, Arcadia; Peter Kimball, River Falls; Kevin Krentz, Berlin; Adam Kuczer, Pulaski; Dan Meyer, Kiel; Arch Morton Jr., Janesville; Rosie Lisowe, Chilton; Lyle Ott, Hilbert; Don Radtke, Merrill; Bob Roden, West Bend; Michael Salter, Black Creek; Renee Schaal, Burlington; Dan Vandertie, Brussels; Rick Wester, Centuria; and Sam Zimmermann, Ringle.