Local farmer responds to Governor Evers` plan to support farmers

Governor Evers says between 2011 and 2018, Wisconsin lost about a third of its dairy farms.

At the State of the State address, Governor Evers announced a three part plan and called for a special legislative session next week to take up a package of bills that would address some of the challenges faced by dairy farmers.

The package of bills include legislation that would increase Wisconsin’s dairy exports to 20% of US milk supply by 2024, increase staffing at UW Extension, increase farmers’ access to mental health resources and initiate a Farm to Fork program that will connect farmer’s food products with universities, technical colleges, hospitals and local businesses.

Governor Evers says he is also working with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to establish the Office of Rural Prosperity and creating a blue ribbon commission.

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Ken Notes: Until CAFO`s are on the agenda the state will continue to lose smallers farms...



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