Every two years, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau reviews the members of the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation for their agricultural advocacy efforts. Legislation, cosponsorship, letters, amendments and voting record for issues supported within Farm Bureau policy are the basis for award criteria.
The recipients of this session’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award include:
This year’s criteria is based on 12 House bills representing the top priorities of American Farm Bureau and Wisconsin Farm Bureau. In the Senate, nine of the organization’s top legislative priorities were considered.
“These lawmakers understand the importance of Wisconsin’s $104.8 billion agricultural economy,” said Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Kevin Krentz. “The ‘Friends of Farm Bureau’ recipients have supported important policies that support Wisconsin farm families by decreasing shipping exports, define and correctly label natural cheese, and eliminate barriers to rural broadband development.”