Wisconsin Farm Bureau sets policy priorities, elects officers

Wisconsin Farm Bureau sets policy priorities, elects officers

Wisconsin Farm Bureau sets policy priorities, elects officers

Dairy supply and pricing, DNR permitting, and taxation were some of the top topics discussed by Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation delegates Monday. 

As little as three years ago, a recommendation for any form of dairy supply management had almost no support from Farm Bureau delegates, but now, Government Relations Director Karen Gefvert says members want to learn more about a Dairy Revitalization Plan from the University of Wisconsin based on recent research. “There has been a slow, progressive interest in exploring what options might be out there for a growth management plan and our delegates have been very passionate about trying to move the organization toward at least researching and finding out more information.”

She says delegates also voted to support developing a replacement for the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, which Gefvert calls archaic.