On Wednesday, April 3, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Jim Holte testified in front of the Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality.
Holte’s testimony stressed the importance of engaging farmers in discussions about water quality because of their continued commitment to implementing practices that protect and preserve natural resources – including water.
As the first speaker, Holte emphasized that farmers’ have a longstanding commitment to water quality. He highlighted four main themes revolving around farming and water quality. Those areas included: farmers are stewards of the land and are continuously improving their methods, farmers support research, farmers are committed to participating in the regulatory process and there is an ongoing need for scientific studies including on-farm data collection.
Holte reminded the task force that, “Wisconsin farmers live on the land that they farm. Arguably, there isn’t anyone who cares more about water quality than those who are immediately impacted by it.”
To watch the full testimony, visit wiseye.org/2019/04/03/speakers-task-force-on-water-quality-2/.