Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Individuals and businesses involved in the cultivation of cranberries.

Lobbying Interests:
Any function or activity of any branch, department or phase of state or local government, agriculture, environment, taxation, regulation or business, finance or insurance or other topics pertaining to the general public health or welfare.

CEO Name:
Thomas Lochner
Executive Director

Contact
THL
Thomas H Lochner
PO Box 365
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 544940365
(715) 423-2070
(715) 423-0275
wiscran@wiscran.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jordan Lamb Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/14/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas H Lochner Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/14/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Ronald W Kuehn Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/14/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 105
Assembly Bill 105
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2017
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 246
Assembly Bill 246
Relating to: drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/8/2017
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 278
Assembly Bill 278
Relating to: sales and use tax exemptions for beekeeping. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/5/2017
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 302
Assembly Bill 302
Relating to: establishing a veteran farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veteran farmer logotype. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/1/2017
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 530
Assembly Bill 530
Relating to: nutritional food pilot program under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/16/2017
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 547
Assembly Bill 547
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 183

For
Notification Date
12/20/2017
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 577
Assembly Bill 577
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2017
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 835
Assembly Bill 835
Relating to: sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 141

For
Notification Date
3/7/2018
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 946
Assembly Bill 946
Relating to: producer led watershed protection grants and transferring moneys within the environmental fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 196

For
Notification Date
2/15/2018
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 76
Senate Bill 76
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 10

For
Notification Date
2/22/2017
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 177
Senate Bill 177
Relating to: drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 115

For
Notification Date
5/8/2017
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 224
Senate Bill 224
Relating to: establishing a veteran farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veteran farmer logotype. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 121

For
Notification Date
6/1/2017
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 487
Senate Bill 487
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2017
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 600
Senate Bill 600
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2017
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 690
Senate Bill 690
Relating to: sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2018
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 796
Senate Bill 796
Relating to: producer led watershed protection grants and transferring moneys within the environmental fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2018
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
3/13/2017
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
3/13/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/13/2017
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
3/13/2017
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

Producer led watershed protection grants
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Producer led watershed protection grants

SS 093_15
For
Notification Date
1/5/2017
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.

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

Subject
Soil and water resource management

SS 011_16
None
Notification Date
1/5/2017
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

2019-21 State Budget Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2019-21 State Budget Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/10/2018
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.

Development of legislation prohibiting a Wisconsin citizen from charging another Wisconsin citizen for the use of navigable waters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of legislation prohibiting a Wisconsin citizen from charging another Wisconsin citizen for the use of navigable waters

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/28/2018
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.

Appointment of Sheila Harsdorf as Secretary of Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of Sheila Harsdorf as Secretary of Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/9/2018
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.

Wetland – Issues related to the regulation of wetlands.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wetland – Issues related to the regulation of wetlands.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/26/2017
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 ATCP 50
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to ATCP 50

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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 related to permitting of high capacity wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed legislation related to permitting of high capacity wells

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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.

Use value assessment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use value assessment

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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.

University of Wisconsin Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
University of Wisconsin Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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.

Regulation of navigable waters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of navigable waters

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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 topic: Dept. of Transportation - departmentwide
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget topic: Dept. of Transportation - departmentwide

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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 topic: Dept. of Natural Resources - departmentwide
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget topic: Dept. of Natural Resources - departmentwide

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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 topic: Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection - departmentwide
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget topic: Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection - departmentwide

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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.

Regulation of agricultural drainage ditches
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of agricultural drainage ditches

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/14/2016
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 lien filing system
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Agricultural lien filing system

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/14/2016
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.

2017-19 Budget Bill funding for transportation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2017-19 Budget Bill funding for transportation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/14/2016
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.

2017-19 State Budget Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2017-19 State Budget Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/14/2016
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$33,265.70
2017
July - December
$22,962.53
2018
January - June
$11,380.43
2018
July - December
$12,313.23
Total $79,921.88
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
43.80
2017
July - December
22.15
2018
January - June
5.60
2018
July - December
7.60
Total 79.15
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
72.95
2017
July - December
59.20
2018
January - June
33.85
2018
July - December
36.15
Total 202.15

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: producer led watershed protection grants and transferring moneys within the environmental fund. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: producer led watershed protection grants and transferring moneys within the environmental fund. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 11 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 10 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
85 %
Total 16 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
15 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures