Seven of Wisconsin’s federal lawmakers have been recognized with Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ Award.
Every two years, lawmakers who have advocated for agriculture during the previous congressional session are recognized with the award. This year’s criteria is based on 12 House bills representing the top priorities of American Farm Bureau and Wisconsin Farm Bureau. In the Senate, nine of the organization’s top legislative priorities were considered.
The voting records of U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Representatives Bryan Steil, Ron Kind, Glenn Grothman, Tom Tiffany and Mike Gallagher met the requirements for the award.
“These lawmakers understand the importance of Wisconsin’s $104.8 billion agricultural economy,” said Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Kevin Krentz. “The ‘Friends of Farm Bureau’ recipients have supported important policies that support Wisconsin farm families by decreasing shipping exports, defining and correctly labeling natural cheese, and eliminating barriers to rural broadband development.”
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization, representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.
“Wisconsin farmers appreciate the dedication these lawmakers have shown to continuing to build our state’s agriculture economy,” Krentz added.