Wisconsin Farm Bureau sets policy priorities

Wisconsin Farm Bureau members outlined changes in dairy, energy, and transportation policy during their annual delegate session Monday. 

Government Affairs Director Tyler Wenzlaff tells Brownfield delegates still strongly support the dairy revitalization plan adopted last year. “I remember supporting that overwhelmingly, and we hope to take that not only from the state level, but we’ll also be moving that forward on the federal level as well.”

There was extensive discussion about other issues including the rapid growth of solar energy farms. “Keeping agriculture land, especially that prime land that we’re focused on within production. And when it comes to transportation, delegates really wanted us to focus on continuing to improve Wisconsin’s rural roads and making sure biofuels are more accessible.”

Wenzlaff says Wisconsin delegates also support state law changes giving more flexibility to local meat processors when handling non-ambulatory animals and requiring ATV and UTV operators using public highways to carry liability insurance.

Wenslaff spoke to Brownfield at the conclusion of the 104th Wisconsin Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Monday.

Audio: Tyler Wenzlaff talks with Brownfield’s Larry Lee about the Wisconsin Farm Bureau delegate session.

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