Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Dairy manufacturers and suppliers.

Lobbying Interests:
Policy areas including dairy regulation; environmental policy and regulation; taxation and labor issues; dairy producer related legislation; food safety issues.

CEO Name:
John Umhoefer
Executive Director

Contact
JTU
John T. Umhoefer
8030 Excelsior Dr, Ste 305
Madison, WI 53717-1950
(608) 828-4550
(608) 828-4551
jumhoefer@wischeesemakers.org
http://www.wischeesemakers.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John Umhoefer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Shawn W Pfaff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 110
Assembly Bill 110
Relating to: a pilot program to limit foods under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/15/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/15/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 679
Assembly Bill 679
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/29/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 680
Assembly Bill 680
Relating to: adaptive management plans for reducing discharges of phosphorus and total suspended solids to the waters of the state and a statewide variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus for certain dischargers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/29/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 709
Assembly Bill 709
Relating to: the property tax exemption for biogas or synthetic gas energy systems and property subject to a tax incremental financing agreement. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/17/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 547
Senate Bill 547
Relating to: adaptive management plans for reducing discharges of phosphorus and total suspended solids to the waters of the state and a statewide variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus for certain dischargers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 378

For
Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Create section ATCP 161.60, relating to dairy industry promotion grants and loans.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Create section ATCP 161.60, relating to dairy industry promotion grants and loans.

Register Number: 683 (12/1/2012)
Other
Notification Date
7/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Implementation of NR 217 Phosphorus Regulations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implementation of NR 217 Phosphorus Regulations

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Proposed legislation to legalize the commercial sale of raw (unpasteurized) milk as a beverage sold by dairy farms.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed legislation to legalize the commercial sale of raw (unpasteurized) milk as a beverage sold by dairy farms.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/20/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Dairy processor grant fund proposed in 2013-15 executive state budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dairy processor grant fund proposed in 2013-15 executive state budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/1/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Building Commission funding request for Babcock Hall construction project in the 2013-15 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Building Commission funding request for Babcock Hall construction project in the 2013-15 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/1/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

WDATCP interpretation and implementation of ATCP 80 with regard to dairy products and whey products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WDATCP interpretation and implementation of ATCP 80 with regard to dairy products and whey products

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/31/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

DNR interpretation and implementation of NR 214 and related permits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DNR interpretation and implementation of NR 214 and related permits

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/31/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Tax exemption for biogas energy systems
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax exemption for biogas energy systems

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$20,033.56
2013
July - December
$22,197.60
2014
January - June
$23,350.12
2014
July - December
$25,346.43
Total $90,927.71
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
18.25
2013
July - December
34.25
2014
January - June
27.00
2014
July - December
21.50
Total 101.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
88.75
2013
July - December
94.75
2014
January - June
62.25
2014
July - December
60.50
Total 306.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: a pilot program to limit foods under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
50 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 16 %
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: adaptive management plans for reducing discharges of phosphorus and total suspended solids to the waters of the state and a statewide variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus for certain dischargers. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: adaptive management plans for reducing discharges of phosphorus and total suspended solids to the waters of the state and a statewide variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus for certain dischargers. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
50 %
2014
July - December
50 %
Total 21 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
25 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
25 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
40 %
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 19 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures