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Dairy Association sets state legislative priorities


Dairy Association sets state legislative priorities

One of the Wisconsin legislations, the Dairy Association, supports paying for cover crops with a clean water bill. John Hall Boyet of the Daily Business Association told Brownfield, “There is a bill that really aims to improve the situation of nitrogen loss, so we will do a few things.” “It will provide crop insurance rebates to those who plant cover crops,” he says.

John Hallboe

Holevoet said: I hope it reaches the floor of one house. Probably the first Congress. That would probably lead to a Senate dispute over whether to spend the money and how much it would be appropriate to spend, but there is certainly bipartisan support. “

At several meetings with lawmakers on Tuesday, the DBA outlined legislative priorities at the State Capitol. In addition to asking the Legislature to schedule a vote on a dairy, milk, and meat labeling bill that has been on hold for over a year, the association endorsed three specific bills.

  • Supports AB 727 / SB 677. It spends a reasonable amount of money on clean water initiatives, such as creating a nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance refunds for covered crops, and funding a new hydrogeologist status.
  • Supports AB 728 / SB 678. It makes changes to improve water quality without spending money. The bill modifies aspects of well compensation programs, farmer-led conservation grants, and two other Natural Resources Department water grant programs so that existing resources are used as efficiently as possible. ..
  • We support AB 54 / SB 68 to bring improvements, including more funding, to farmland conservation programs.

Holevoet spoke with the Brownfield on Tuesday at the Dairy Business Association’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol.

Dairy Association sets state legislative priorities Dairy Association sets state legislative priorities

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