Wisconsin Agri-Business Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Agricultural businesses such as but not limited to: grain elevators, feed mills, seed dealers, farm supply providers, farm equipment sales, farm fertilizer and chemicals, ethanol, etc...

Lobbying Interests:
Regulations on agricultural businesses, sales and use taxes, transportation issues

CEO Name:
Thomas Bressner
Executive Director

Contact
TEB
Thomas E Bressner
6000 Gisholt Drive
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 223-1111
(608) 223-1147
tom@wiagribusiness.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Thomas E Bressner Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/9/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Shawn W Pfaff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/9/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 261
Assembly Bill 261
Relating to: registration of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes or used exclusively on private property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/28/2013
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 541
Assembly Bill 541
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/10/2013
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 648
Assembly Bill 648
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/27/2014
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 679
Assembly Bill 679
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2014
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
1/30/2014
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 842
Assembly Bill 842
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2014
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 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2014
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 448
Senate Bill 448
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 324

For
Notification Date
1/13/2014
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 509
Senate Bill 509
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 377

Other
Notification Date
1/27/2014
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 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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Regulation and oversight of ammonium nitrate
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation and oversight of ammonium nitrate

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
8/12/2013
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.

Invasive Species - DNR
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Invasive Species - DNR

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/25/2013
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.

Manufacturing Taxation - DOR
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Manufacturing Taxation - DOR

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/25/2013
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.

LRB 2913- “Implements of Husbandry” Bill - DOT
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2913- “Implements of Husbandry” Bill - DOT

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/25/2013
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
$22,763.89
2013
July - December
$23,355.71
2014
January - June
$34,077.34
2014
July - December
$21,158.58
Total $101,355.52
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
9.00
2013
July - December
37.00
2014
January - June
40.50
2014
July - December
24.75
Total 111.25
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
79.50
2013
July - December
77.25
2014
January - June
78.00
2014
July - December
44.50
Total 279.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation. (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 2 %
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
40 %
2014
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
60 %
2014
July - December
100 %
Total 36 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
100 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 23 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

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
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
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 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 9 %
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 15 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures