Wisconsin Dairy Products Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trade association representing Wisconsin's dairy industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Primarily focused on dairy-related issues, such as milk volume premiums, laboratory certification program, dairy fees, dairy plant rules, Standards of Identity for dairy products, producer security, landspreading (NR 214), miscellanous farm related issues and any biennial budget items pertaining to dairy. Also may become involved in phosphorus discharge rules and chloride discharge.

CEO Name:
Brad Legreid
Executive Director

Contact
BL
Brad Legreid
8383 Greenway Blvd
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-3336
(608) 836-3334
info@wdpa.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Brad Legreid Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/16/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state procurement of products and services from businesses located in this state and setting a goal for local government to purchase a certain percentage of products and services from businesses located in this state.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/24/2009
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 10
Assembly Bill 10
Relating to: a report on food safety programs.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/24/2009
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 11
Assembly Bill 11
Relating to: eliminating the World Dairy Center Authority.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/24/2009
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 236
Assembly Bill 236
Relating to: requiring that certain high school agriculture courses be counted as science credits.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 114

For
Notification Date
10/26/2009
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
Monitoring this bill
Assembly Bill 279
Assembly Bill 279
Relating to: registration of livestock premises.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/26/2009
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
Monitoring this bill
Assembly Bill 620
Assembly Bill 620
Relating to: physical fitness assessments, school nutrition, a quality rating system for day care centers, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2010
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.
Comments
WDPA will oppose this bill if flavored milk is not included in the bill as an acceptable drink in schools.
Assembly Bill 628
Assembly Bill 628
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk, buttermilk, butter, and cream.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2010
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.
Comments
LRB 3242/3 has been introduced as AB 628. WDPA opposes this bill.
Assembly Bill 717
Assembly Bill 717
Relating to: the agricultural producer security program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2010
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.
Comments
LRB 3286 has been introduced as AB 717 and SB 527. WDPa is monitoring these bills.
Assembly Bill 746
Assembly Bill 746
Relating to: promoting the use of locally grown food in school meals and snacks and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 293

Other
Notification Date
2/18/2010
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.
Comments
WDPA is monitoring this legislation.
Assembly Bill 747
Assembly Bill 747
Relating to: crimes against animals and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/27/2010
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.
Comments
WDPA opposes AB 747 and its companion bill SB 555.
Assembly Bill 748
Assembly Bill 748
Relating to: suspension of the requirement that certain milk contractors pay an assessment into the agricultural producer security fund.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/18/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 756
Assembly Bill 756
Relating to: the dairy and livestock investment tax credits.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 294

For
Notification Date
2/18/2010
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.
Senate Bill 42
Senate Bill 42
Relating to: a report on food safety programs.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/24/2009
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.
Senate Bill 327
Senate Bill 327
Relating to: designating Wisconsin cheese as the Wisconsin state snack.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/26/2009
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
Monitoring this bill
Senate Bill 542
Senate Bill 542
Relating to: encouraging the purchase of food produced in this state, creating goals and a preference in state procurement for food produced in this state, and creating a council.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/19/2010
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

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Departmentwide and Resource Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Departmentwide and Resource Management

Notification Date
2/10/2009
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
I registered our interest in the biennial budget on 2/6/09, but since I did not receive a confirmation from your agency, I thought I should resubmit our interest.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

ATCP 99, agricultural producer security.
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Subject
ATCP 99, agricultural producer security.

Register Number: 614 (3/1/2007)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-073
Other
Notification Date
1/16/2009
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
Monitoring developments in the Ag Producer Security program

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 3789/2 relates to Farm-to-school legislation. WDPA is monitoring this issue.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3789/2 relates to Farm-to-school legislation. WDPA is monitoring this issue.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/18/2010
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.

WDPA is monitoring hearings on NR 151.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WDPA is monitoring hearings on NR 151.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/8/2010
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.

LRB 3286/3287 concerning the Agricultural Producer Security program will receive a hearing on 2/10/10. WDPA is neutral on this issue.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3286/3287 concerning the Agricultural Producer Security program will receive a hearing on 2/10/10. WDPA is neutral on this issue.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/3/2010
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.

We are monitoring LRB 3242/3, a proposed bill to allow the sale of raw milk in WI. We will oppose this bill if it is introduced.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
We are monitoring LRB 3242/3, a proposed bill to allow the sale of raw milk in WI. We will oppose this bill if it is introduced.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/24/2009
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.

Discussions of possible revisions to the WI buttermaker licensing requirements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discussions of possible revisions to the WI buttermaker licensing requirements.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
9/14/2009
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.

WDPA is involved in discussions pertaining to possible DNR rule change regarding phosphorous discharge to surface waters.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WDPA is involved in discussions pertaining to possible DNR rule change regarding phosphorous discharge to surface waters.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/5/2009
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.

ATCP 100 - producer security rule
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP 100 - producer security rule

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

ATCP 92 Weights and Measures--Monitoring possible changes to ATCP 92 on licensing for calibrating bulk milk tanks.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP 92 Weights and Measures--Monitoring possible changes to ATCP 92 on licensing for calibrating bulk milk tanks.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Dairy Fees--Interacting with DATCP as they implement new dairy fees.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dairy Fees--Interacting with DATCP as they implement new dairy fees.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Dairy Producer Security Program. Review the rule to determine whether changes should be made.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dairy Producer Security Program. Review the rule to determine whether changes should be made.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Discuss proposed changes to ATCP 92 pertaining to the weights and measures program and licensing service companies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discuss proposed changes to ATCP 92 pertaining to the weights and measures program and licensing service companies.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Discussions with DATCP on aseptic packaging.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discussions with DATCP on aseptic packaging.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Discussions with DATCP pertaining to butter grading rules.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discussions with DATCP pertaining to butter grading rules.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Livestock facility siting standards -- New recommendations for siting animal farms in WI.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Livestock facility siting standards -- New recommendations for siting animal farms in WI.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Monitoring activities of a DNR advisory committee looking into possible new limits for phosphorus discharge.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitoring activities of a DNR advisory committee looking into possible new limits for phosphorus discharge.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Monitoring possible changes to NR 214 which pertains to landspreading during winter months.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitoring possible changes to NR 214 which pertains to landspreading during winter months.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Premise identification for livestock -- To establish a system of identifying all premises where livestock are held.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Premise identification for livestock -- To establish a system of identifying all premises where livestock are held.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

Proposed industry fee increases for DATCP's food safety program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed industry fee increases for DATCP's food safety program.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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.

WDPA supports LRB 3813/1 pertaining to investment credits for dairy cooperatives.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WDPA supports LRB 3813/1 pertaining to investment credits for dairy cooperatives.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2009
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
$5,907.46
2009
July - December
$4,519.11
2010
January - June
$22,054.21
2010
July - December
$4,525.53
Total $37,006.31
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
10.00
2009
July - December
4.00
2010
January - June
62.50
2010
July - December
23.00
Total 99.50
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
66.75
2009
July - December
54.50
2010
January - June
216.50
2010
July - December
32.25
Total 370.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: a report on food safety programs.
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%
Relating to: a report on food safety programs.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
13 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: eliminating the World Dairy Center Authority.
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%
Relating to: registration of livestock premises.
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%
Relating to: designating Wisconsin cheese as the Wisconsin state snack.
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%
Relating to: promoting the use of locally grown food in school meals and snacks 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
1 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: crimes against animals and providing a penalty.
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%
Relating to: encouraging the purchase of food produced in this state, creating goals and a preference in state procurement for food produced in this state, and creating a council.
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%
Relating to: the agricultural producer security program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, 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
2 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the dairy and livestock investment tax credits.
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: physical fitness assessments, school nutrition, a quality rating system for day care centers, 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
3 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk, buttermilk, butter, and cream.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
62 %
2010
July - December
60 %
Total 44 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
58 %
2009
July - December
9 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 11 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

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
26 %
2009
July - December
35 %
2010
January - June
21 %
2010
July - December
30 %
Total 25 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
18 %
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 4 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
24 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
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%
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 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures