Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Individuals and businesses involved in the cultivation of cranberries.

Lobbying Interests:
Any function or activity of any branch, department or phase of state or local government, agriculture, environment, taxation, regulation or business, finance or insurance or other topics pertaining to the general public health or welfare.

CEO Name:
Thomas Lochner
Executive Director

Contact
THL
Thomas H Lochner
PO Box 365
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-0365
(715) 423-2070
(715) 423-0275
wiscran@wctc.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ronald W Kuehn Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas H Lochner Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Matt Moroney Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On 1/7/2010
Jordan Lamb Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 470
Assembly Bill 470
Relating to: membership of the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/22/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 530
Assembly Bill 530
Relating to: managed forest land being converted to agricultural land.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 757
Assembly Bill 757
Relating to: a food processing plant and food warehouse investment tax credit, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 295

For
Notification Date
2/25/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 844
Assembly Bill 844
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/16/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 428
Senate Bill 428
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/20/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 620
Senate Bill 620
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/16/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax Administration

Notification Date
6/23/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Capital gains tax exclusion, Use value assessment

Transportation: State Highway Program
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: State Highway Program

Notification Date
5/7/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Eminent domain

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 142 and NR 850, 854, 856, 858, 860, and 864, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.
Agency Name
Natural Resources
Subject
NR 142 and NR 850, 854, 856, 858, 860, and 864, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 652 (4/15/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-061
None
Notification Date
7/1/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

NR 27, the listing of cave bats as threatened species.
Agency Name
Natural Resources
Subject
NR 27, the listing of cave bats as threatened species.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 657 (9/15/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-114
None
Notification Date
10/18/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

NR 103 - Permitting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NR 103 - Permitting

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Managed forest land
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Managed forest land

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/31/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Agricultural forest land exemption for cranberry growers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Agricultural forest land exemption for cranberry growers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

all aspects of ATCP 50
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
all aspects of ATCP 50

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

All DNR permit and license fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All DNR permit and license fees

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Amend DATCP 590
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Amend DATCP 590

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Changes to regulation of drainage districts and/or drains
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes to regulation of drainage districts and/or drains

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Chapter 30 revisions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chapter 30 revisions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Funding of nonpoint program--DNR and DATCP
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding of nonpoint program--DNR and DATCP

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Global warming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Global warming

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

GPR funding of DATCP
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
GPR funding of DATCP

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

GPR funding of DNR
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
GPR funding of DNR

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Great Lakes Compact
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Great Lakes Compact

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Groundwater regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Groundwater regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

high capacity wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
high capacity wells

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Legislative Council--Navigability Study Committee
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council--Navigability Study Committee

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Nuisance lawsuit limitations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Nuisance lawsuit limitations

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

State funding for applied agricultural research
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State funding for applied agricultural research

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

State pre-emption of genetic modified organism (GMO)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State pre-emption of genetic modified organism (GMO)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Statewide health care plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Statewide health care plan

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Tax incentives for farming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax incentives for farming

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Truck weight limits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Truck weight limits

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Use value assessment of agricultural land
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use value assessment of agricultural land

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

UW Extension agricultural budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
UW Extension agricultural budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Wetland general permit issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wetland general permit issues

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$15,110.50
2009
July - December
$14,688.07
2010
January - June
$38,796.86
2010
July - December
$23,632.95
Total $92,228.38
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
47.70
2009
July - December
53.00
2010
January - June
110.25
2010
July - December
54.10
Total 265.05
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
22.90
2009
July - December
32.05
2010
January - June
95.45
2010
July - December
47.48
Total 197.88

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: membership of the Natural Resources Board.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2 %
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: managed forest land being converted to agricultural land.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a food processing plant and food warehouse investment tax credit, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
4 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
19 %
2010
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
19 %
2010
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
8 %
2009
July - December
2 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2 %
2010
January - June
3 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
2 %
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
3 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
3 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
3 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
3 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
6 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 4 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
4 %
2009
July - December
3 %
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
4 %
2009
July - December
15 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
4 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
4 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
4 %
2009
July - December
18 %
2010
January - June
3 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 7 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
6 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2 %
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
6 %
2009
July - December
1 %
2010
January - June
3 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
2 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
12 %
2009
July - December
15 %
2010
January - June
8 %
2010
July - December
15 %
Total 11 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
3 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
15 %
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures