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
2801 International Lane, Suite 105
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 223-1111
(608) 223-1147
tom@wiagribusiness.org
http://www.wiagribusiness.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Thomas E Bressner Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/29/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Shawn W Pfaff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/29/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 177
Assembly Bill 177
Relating to: limiting the foods that may be purchased under FoodShare; requiring a report on the cost to implement and comply with the food limitations; requiring review, updating, and publication of the list of authorized foods; providing an exemption fro...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/5/2015
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 392
Assembly Bill 392
Relating to: methods of voting by members of a cooperative.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 87

For
Notification Date
10/23/2015
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 874
Assembly Bill 874
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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.
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
3/24/2015
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 239
Senate Bill 239
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/7/2015
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 284
Senate Bill 284
Relating to: methods of voting by members of a cooperative.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/7/2015
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/12/2015
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.

Comments
Topics of discussion include policy setting status of DATCP Board, monetary transfers from the ACCP Fund, eiminiation of the Fertilizer Rsearch Council, elimination of funding to Discovery Farms, and funding to CALS and UW Extention of the UW system.

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

Notification Date
3/12/2015
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.

Comments
Opposition to restricting the Natural Resources Board to an advisory only role.

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

Notification Date
3/12/2015
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.

Comments
We are in favor of new forms of revenue for transportation, not just bonding.

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

Notification Date
3/12/2015
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.

Comments
The budget needs to include new funds for road maintainance and bridge projects for local authorities.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

DATCP Feed Violations Changes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DATCP Feed Violations Changes

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/28/2016
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.

DATCP ACM/ACCP
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DATCP ACM/ACCP

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/28/2016
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.

Limitation on the foods that may be purchased under Food Share
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Limitation on the foods that may be purchased under Food Share

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/8/2015
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.

Proposed legislation on High Capacity Wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed legislation on High Capacity Wells

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/21/2015
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.

Possible legislation addressing issues with the DATCP Agricultural Producers Security Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible legislation addressing issues with the DATCP Agricultural Producers Security Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/21/2015
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 Filing System for Agricultural Liens through the Deparment of Financial Institutions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Central Filing System for Agricultural Liens through the Deparment of Financial Institutions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/21/2015
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.

Amendments to the Implements of Husbandry legislation that passed last session.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Amendments to the Implements of Husbandry legislation that passed last session.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/21/2015
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$21,917.65
2015
July - December
$22,769.33
2016
January - June
$26,154.40
2016
July - December
$22,270.78
Total $93,112.16
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
23.25
2015
July - December
37.50
2016
January - June
23.75
2016
July - December
21.00
Total 105.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
69.75
2015
July - December
64.25
2016
January - June
106.75
2016
July - December
64.75
Total 305.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: limiting the foods that may be purchased under FoodShare; requiring a report on the cost to implement and comply with the food limitations; requiring review, updating, and publication of the list of authorized foods; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
60 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 14 %

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
15 %
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

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
3 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
7 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
30 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
40 %
Total 22 %
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 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
50 %
2016
January - June
60 %
2016
July - December
40 %
Total 40 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures