The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association applauds a package of bills proposed to boost the state’s ag community.
The package, released this week at World Dairy Expo by Gov. Tony Evers and state Dems, includes a new, $20 million investment in food security. The program would provide “much-needed” support to dairy farmers and processors amid pandemic market disruptions, according to WCMA.
The bills also aim to help hunger relief organizations purchase local milk, butter, yogurt and cheese.
“The food supply chain remains volatile as we navigate another national wave of COVID-19 infections,” explains WCMA policy director Rebekah Sweeney. “Additional funding for the successful Food Security Initiative would offer a welcome layer of stability to the marketplace.”
Sweeney adds dairy processors welcome every opportunity to partner with leaders in the hunger relief community to aid its food-insecure neighbors. She urges lawmakers to act quickly to approve legislation that will help address urgent, essential needs.
See a previous story on the proposed legislation: https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2021/09/28/state-aid-packages-target-agribusiness/