GROWMARK, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Agriculture and energy supply cooperative

Lobbying Interests:
Agriculture; Appropriations, Budget or Revenue; Banking and Financial Services; Coal, Petroleum or Energy; Economic Development; Environment; Food, Nutrition or Food Safety; Health Care; Information or Technology Products or Services; Insurance; Labor; Taxation - State or Local; Transportation

CEO Name:
Jim Spradlin
Issues Manager

Contact
HT
Heather Thompson
1701 Towanda Avenue
Bloomington, Il 61702-2500
(309) 557-6359
hthompson@growmark.com
http://www.growmark.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Heather Thompson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/5/2014 Withdrawn On 12/18/2015
Kristen Faucon Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/17/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 113
Assembly Bill 113
Relating to: operating implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles on highways and transporting implements of husbandry by trailer on highways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 15

For
Notification Date
4/3/2015
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 611
Assembly Bill 611
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/1/2016
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 646
Assembly Bill 646
Relating to: penalties for violating commercial feed requirements and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2016
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 83
Senate Bill 83
Relating to: operating implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles on highways and transporting implements of husbandry by trailer on highways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2015
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 539
Senate Bill 539
Relating to: authorizing the Wisconsin Propane Education and Research Council to levy an assessment.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/12/2016
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
4/3/2015
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.

Transportation: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/3/2015
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

ATCP 50 - Soil and water resource management.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
ATCP 50 - Soil and water resource management.

Register Number: 617 (6/1/2007)
None
Notification Date
7/12/2016
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.

Revises Chapter ATCP 40, relating to fertilizer mislabeling. SS 124-14
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Revises Chapter ATCP 40, relating to fertilizer mislabeling. SS 124-14

Register Number: 707 (12/1/2014)
For
Notification Date
7/9/2015
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.

Revises Chapter ATCP 40, relating to fertilizer mislabeling. SS 124-14
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Revises Chapter ATCP 40, relating to fertilizer mislabeling. SS 124-14

Register Number: 707 (12/1/2014)
For
Notification Date
7/9/2015
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

Uniform Regulation of Seed
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Uniform Regulation of Seed

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/11/2016
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.

NR 151
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NR 151

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/12/2016
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.

Agricultural Producer Security Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Agricultural Producer Security Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/12/2016
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.

Personal Property Tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Personal Property Tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/26/2016
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.

High capacity wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
High capacity wells

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/26/2016
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.

An increase to the tonnage fee supporting the Wisconsin Fertilizer Research Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
An increase to the tonnage fee supporting the Wisconsin Fertilizer Research Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/10/2016
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.

Transportation Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/11/2016
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.

Pollinator Protection Plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Pollinator Protection Plan

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/12/2016
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.

Implements of Husbandry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implements of Husbandry

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/30/2015
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.

Rex-X DATCP Project
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rex-X DATCP Project

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
11/30/2015
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.

Revisions to NRCS 590
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to NRCS 590

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
4/3/2015
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.

Central Ag Lien Filing System
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Central Ag Lien Filing System

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

Transportation Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

Implements of Husbandry Law Revisions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implements of Husbandry Law Revisions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

Revisions to NRCS' 590 Nutrient Management Standard
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to NRCS' 590 Nutrient Management Standard

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/5/2014
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.

Revisions to Wisconsin Act 377, Implements of Husbandry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to Wisconsin Act 377, Implements of Husbandry

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2014
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$21,387.80
2015
July - December
$6,807.85
2016
January - June
$11,145.52
2016
July - December
$6,605.84
Total $45,947.01
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
85.00
2015
July - December
12.00
2016
January - June
32.50
2016
July - December
10.00
Total 139.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
239.50
2015
July - December
70.00
2016
January - June
160.50
2016
July - December
104.00
Total 574.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: operating implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles on highways and transporting implements of husbandry by trailer on highways. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
18 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
4 %
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: operating implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles on highways and transporting implements of husbandry by trailer on highways. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
18 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: penalties for violating commercial feed requirements and providing a criminal penalty.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: authorizing the Wisconsin Propane Education and Research Council to levy an assessment.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
11 %
2016
July - December
2 %
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
2 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
9 %
Total 7 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
4 %
2015
July - December
12 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
4 %
2015
July - December
13 %
2016
January - June
14 %
2016
July - December
24 %
Total 11 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
33 %
2015
July - December
12 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
3 %
Total 20 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
19 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
22 %
2016
January - June
30 %
2016
July - December
12 %
Total 13 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
6 %
Total 1 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
3 %
Total 1 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
26 %
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
14 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
3 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
3 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
8 %
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures