Stay up-to-date on what bills Wisconsin Farm Bureau is watching on the state and federal level.
*Note: the Wisconsin legislative session will reconvene in the fall of 2020. State issues will be updated at that time.
State and federal legislation authorized DATCP to establish a hemp pilot program to study the growth, cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp. Visit the DATCP site to learn more about how to access grower and processor applications.
The Dairy Innovation Hub provides $8.8M in state funding in the 2019-2021 biennial budget for broadly-defined dairy research at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls.
Learn more about producer-led watershed groups that have been established, what they are working on and how you can get involved.
Farmers need a reliable, skilled workforce. Congress needs to pass responsible immigration reform that addresses the current workforce and provides flexibility in a new guest worker program.
Trade agreements are essential to helping American farmers succeed. Learn more about the trade agreements that have been signed, introduced or that are being worked on.
Endangered and threatened species protection can be more effectively achieved by providing incentives to private landowners and public land users rather than by imposing land use restrictions and penalties.
Rural broadband is essential to modern agriculture, the farmers and ranchers who grow our food and the quality of life for rural Americans. Farm Bureau supports using the Universal Service Fund to expand broadband deployment to rural areas.