Wisconsin Soybean Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The association is engaged in bringing together all persons interested in the production, marketing, distribution and utilization of soybeans and soybean products.

Lobbying Interests:
The association is interested in legislation and administrative rules related to biodiesel, alternative fuels, agricultural and environmental issues, and any other issues affecting Wisconsin agricultural producers and related industry.

CEO Name:
Robert Karls
Executive Director

Contact
RK
Robert Karls
4414 Regent Street, Suite 204
Madison, WI 537054961
(608) 274-7522
(608) 274-3988
karls@wisoybean.org
http://www.wisoybean.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jordan Lamb Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/16/2016 Withdrawn On N/A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 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
5/31/2017
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
2/14/2018
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 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
10/25/2017
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 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 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
5/31/2017
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
2/14/2018
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
1/4/2017
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
1/4/2017
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.

Runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards

SS 064_16
None
Notification Date
1/4/2017
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.

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.

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
1/4/2017
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
1/4/2017
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
1/4/2017
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.

Biennial budget treatment of the University of Wisconsin System
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Biennial budget treatment of the University of Wisconsin System

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/4/2017
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
1/4/2017
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
1/4/2017
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: Biennial budget bill treatment of matters relating to agriculture, trade and consumer protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget topic: Biennial budget bill treatment of matters relating to agriculture, trade and consumer protection

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/4/2017
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
12/16/2016
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
12/16/2016
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
12/16/2016
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
12/16/2016
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
$2,655.00
2017
July - December
$1,485.00
2018
January - June
$270.00
2018
July - December
$2,850.00
Total $7,260.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
1.45
2017
July - December
0.10
2018
January - June
0.20
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 1.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
9.15
2017
July - December
4.85
2018
January - June
0.70
2018
July - December
1.85
Total 16.55

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: establishing a veteran farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veteran farmer logotype. (FE)
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 5 %
Relating to: establishing a veteran farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veteran farmer logotype. (FE)
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 5 %
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 11 %
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 11 %
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
5 %
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
5 %
2018
January - June
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
15 %
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
15 %
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
2018
January - June
30 %
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
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
60 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 16 %

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
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
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
100 %
Total 11 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures