Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Farmers.

Lobbying Interests:
All legislation and rules affecting agriculture.

CEO Name:
Roger Cliff
Treasurer

Contact
JF
Jeff Fuller
PO Box 5550
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 828-5715
(608) 828-5718
jfuller.fbcenter@wfbf.com
www.wfbf.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Paul Zimmerman Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
T Jeffrey Lyon Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Casey Langan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 10
Assembly Bill 10
Relating to: a report on food safety programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 74
Assembly Bill 74
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 84
Assembly Bill 84
Relating to: membership of the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 114
Assembly Bill 114
Relating to: open burning of solid waste, illegal storage or disposal of waste tires, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 133
Assembly Bill 133
Relating to: spraying water onto highways and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 136
Assembly Bill 136
Relating to: partially exempting an assessor and an assessor's staff from liability for trespassing, creating immunity from civil liability, and changing the notice requirements related to the revaluation of property by an assessor.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 68

Against
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.
Other
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 138
Assembly Bill 138
Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 256
Assembly Bill 256
Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 408
Assembly Bill 408
Relating to: financial assistance related to bioenergy feedstocks, biorefineries, and conversion to biomass energy; the definition of the term agricultural use for the purpose of determining the assessed value of a parcel of land; requiring a strategic bio...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/16/2009
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.
Assembly Bill 418
Assembly Bill 418
Relating to: a county fair coordinator.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 108

For
Notification Date
1/7/2010
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 531
Assembly Bill 531
Relating to: the exception to the assessment of withdrawal taxes and fees against a landowner who transfers ownership of managed forest land for siting a public safety communications tower.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/18/2009
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 574
Assembly Bill 574
Relating to: lightweight utility vehicles and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 157

For
Notification Date
11/12/2009
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 628
Assembly Bill 628
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk, buttermilk, butter, and cream.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/19/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 649
Assembly Bill 649
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/19/2010
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.
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

For
Notification Date
2/10/2010
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 747
Assembly Bill 747
Relating to: crimes against animals and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/22/2010
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 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

For
Notification Date
3/10/2010
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
3/10/2010
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
3/10/2010
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
3/24/2010
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

For
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 45
Senate Bill 45
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 93
Senate Bill 93
Relating to: partially exempting an assessor and an assessor's staff from liability for trespassing, creating immunity from civil liability, and changing the notice requirements related to the revaluation of property by an assessor.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.
Other
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 185
Senate Bill 185
Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 40

For
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.
Senate Bill 434
Senate Bill 434
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk, buttermilk, butter, and cream.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/19/2010
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.
Senate Bill 450
Senate Bill 450
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/19/2010
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.
Senate Bill 457
Senate Bill 457
Relating to: the placement of advertising signs in highway rights-of-way and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 227

For
Notification Date
2/10/2010
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 497
Senate Bill 497
Relating to: creating a food animal veterinarian loan assistance program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2010
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 527
Senate Bill 527
Relating to: the agricultural producer security program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 296

For
Notification Date
2/10/2010
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 555
Senate Bill 555
Relating to: crimes against animals and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/10/2010
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
3/24/2010
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 632
Senate Bill 632
Relating to: control of nonpoint source water pollution in certain areas with carbonate bedrock and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/24/2010
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
3/11/2009
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.

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

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

General Fund Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Natural Resources: Forestry and Parks
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Forestry and Parks

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Natural Resources: Water Quality
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Water Quality

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Public Instruction: General School Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: General School Aids

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Public Instruction: Revenue Limits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Revenue Limits

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

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

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

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

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Local Revenue Options
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Local Revenue Options

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Other Credits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Other Credits

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Property Tax Credits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Property Tax Credits

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Property Taxation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Property Taxation

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Transportation: Local Transportation Projects
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Projects

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
3/11/2009
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

climate change
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
climate change

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/16/2009
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.

sale of raw milk
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
sale of raw milk

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/16/2009
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.

CWD and deer herd management issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CWD and deer herd management issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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.

DOT truck weight limits and vehicle regulations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DOT truck weight limits and vehicle regulations

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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.

Healthcare costs and availability to Wisconsin farm families.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Healthcare costs and availability to Wisconsin farm families.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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.

Investment Tax credits for agricultural modernizations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Investment Tax credits for agricultural modernizations

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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.

Producer security program improvements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Producer security program improvements.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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.

resolving electrical quality issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
resolving electrical quality issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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
$183,750.99
2009
July - December
$188,936.30
2010
January - June
$160,355.11
2010
July - December
$192,826.70
Total $725,869.10
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
419.50
2009
July - December
278.50
2010
January - June
361.00
2010
July - December
211.00
Total 1270.00
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
799.00
2009
July - December
658.00
2010
January - June
702.00
2010
July - December
491.50
Total 2650.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
85 %
2009
July - December
85 %
2010
January - June
85 %
2010
July - December
85 %
Total 85 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
15 %
2009
July - December
15 %
2010
January - June
15 %
2010
July - December
15 %
Total 15 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures