Wisconsin Agribusiness Council

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Business and education league for Agriculture.

Lobbying Interests:
All legislative and administrative actions affecting Wisconsin Agribusiness and Agri-education.

Title:
President/CEO

Contact
FH
Ferron Havens
PO Box 46100
Madison, WI 53744
(877) 947-2474
(877) 947-2475
fhavenswac@mhtc.net
www.wisagri.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ferron Havens Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
George Klaetsch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/27/2011
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 59
Assembly Bill 59
Relating to: semiannual meetings of small winery cooperative wholesalers.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 175

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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 165
Assembly Bill 165
Relating to: the display of turf fertilizer containing phosphorus.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/14/2011
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 248
Assembly Bill 248
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles transporting overheight loads of hay or straw.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 58

For
Notification Date
9/26/2011
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 252
Assembly Bill 252
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 52

For
Notification Date
9/20/2011
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 265
Assembly Bill 265
Relating to: the definition of bicycle; manual turn signals for bicyclists; lighting of bicycles, motor bicycles, and electric personal assistive mobility devices; overtaking and passing vehicles; the operation of bicycles equipped with metal-studded tires...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 73

For
Notification Date
10/27/2011
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 304
Assembly Bill 304
Relating to: trailer or semitrailer registration.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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 305
Assembly Bill 305
Relating to: permits for overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting sealed containers or vehicles in international trade.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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 306
Assembly Bill 306
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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 357
Assembly Bill 357
Relating to: allowing members of a dairy cooperative to claim the dairy manufacturing facility investment credit in the next taxable year.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2012
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 489
Assembly Bill 489
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2012
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 9
Senate Bill 9
Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 15

For
Notification Date
1/28/2011
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 181
Senate Bill 181
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles transporting overheight loads of hay or straw.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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 195
Senate Bill 195
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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 215
Senate Bill 215
Relating to: trailer or semitrailer registration.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 60

For
Notification Date
10/13/2011
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 222
Senate Bill 222
Relating to: permits for overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting sealed containers or vehicles in international trade.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 55

For
Notification Date
10/13/2011
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 223
Senate Bill 223
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 56

For
Notification Date
10/13/2011
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 396
Senate Bill 396
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 278

For
Notification Date
1/24/2012
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: operation of farm tractors on highways.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2012
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 7
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 9
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 9
Relating to: the maximum permissible length of single vehicles operated on a highway without an overlength permit.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
Relating to: permits for overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting sealed containers or vehicles in international trade.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 7
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 7
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 9
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 9
Relating to: the maximum permissible length of single vehicles operated on a highway without an overlength permit.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 10
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 10
Relating to: permits for overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting sealed containers or vehicles in international trade.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 11
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 11
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
1/27/2011
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: Air, Waste, and Contaminated Land
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Air, Waste, and Contaminated Land

Notification Date
3/7/2011
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
3/7/2011
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
3/7/2011
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

Animal Cruelty
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Animal Cruelty

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/9/2012
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.

Wisconsin Agriculture Corps
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Agriculture Corps

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/10/2011
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.

Slaughter Fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Slaughter Fees

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/27/2011
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 Meat Inspector Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Meat Inspector Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/27/2011
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

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$7,249.86
2011
July - December
$6,418.56
2012
January - June
$6,506.28
2012
July - December
$4,318.20
Total $24,492.90
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
27.50
2011
July - December
6.50
2012
January - June
6.50
2012
July - December
0.00
Total 40.50
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
69.50
2011
July - December
65.50
2012
January - June
50.50
2012
July - December
33.00
Total 218.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the maximum permissible length of single vehicles operated on a highway without an overlength permit.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: permits for overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting sealed containers or vehicles in international trade.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the maximum permissible length of single vehicles operated on a highway without an overlength permit.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: permits for overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting sealed containers or vehicles in international trade.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the display of turf fertilizer containing phosphorus.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
25 %
2012
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles transporting overheight loads of hay or straw.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the definition of bicycle; manual turn signals for bicyclists; lighting of bicycles, motor bicycles, and electric personal assistive mobility devices; overtaking and passing vehicles; the operation of bicycles equipped with metal-studded tires; and moped parking.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: allowing members of a dairy cooperative to claim the dairy manufacturing facility investment credit in the next taxable year.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: operation of farm tractors on highways.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
75 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 28 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
50 %
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
25 %
Total 10 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
25 %
Total 7 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures