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.
Dairy Innovation Hub
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.
Producer-Led Watershed Groups
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.
Endangered Species Act Reform
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.
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.
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.