Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Executive Director of Governmental Relations Jason Mugnaini released the following statement regarding the circulation of LRB-2553, a draft bill to create an Ag Road Improvement Program:
“If you ask any farmer, they will tell you that their biggest hurdle to get products to market are the roads right outside their farms. Weight restrictions, alternative routes, running partial loads and crumbling infrastructure in rural Wisconsin are creating serious challenges for agriculture and straining the food supply chain. Everyone can see the impacts that events globally and locally have had on the food supply chain with higher prices at the grocery store.
This proposal provides the key investment agriculture and rural communities need. Thanks to the hard work of Senators Howard Marklein, Cory Tomcyzk and Joan Ballweg, and Representatives Travis Tranel and Nancy VanderMeer, Wisconsin farmers have champions to help provide the infrastructure necessary for modern agriculture.
Tomorrow, more than 250 Farm Bureau members will be attending Ag Day at the Capitol to advocate for this important infrastructure investment for agriculture and other important agricultural initiatives.”