Wisconsin Dairy Products Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trade association representing Wisconsin's dairy industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Primarily focused on dairy-related issues, such as milk volume premiums, laboratory certification program, dairy fees, dairy plant rules, Standards of Identity for dairy products, producer security, landspreading (NR 214), miscellanous farm related issues and any biennial budget items pertaining to dairy. Also may become involved in phosphorus discharge rules and chloride discharge.

CEO Name:
Brad Legreid
Executive Director

Contact
BL
Brad Legreid
8383 Greenway Blvd
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-3336
(608) 836-3334
info@wdpa.net
http://www.wdpa.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Brad Legreid Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: changing the 12 percent rule regarding the total value of taxable property included in the creation of, or amendment to, a tax incremental financing district in the village of Oostburg. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2017
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 73
Assembly Bill 73
Relating to: designating cheese as the state dairy product.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 8

None
Notification Date
3/8/2017
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 200
Assembly Bill 200
Relating to: increasing certain individual income tax rates and expanding the number of brackets, increasing the personal exemption for certain individuals, and sunsetting the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/17/2017
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 284
Assembly Bill 284
Relating to: creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and pr...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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 698
Assembly Bill 698
Relating to: various changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/8/2017
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 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: changing the 12 percent rule regarding the total value of taxable property included in the creation of, or amendment to, a tax incremental financing district in the village of Oostburg. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
1/25/2017
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.
Senate Bill 44
Senate Bill 44
Relating to: designating cheese as the state dairy product.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/8/2017
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 214
Senate Bill 214
Relating to: creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and pr...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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.
Senate Bill 562
Senate Bill 562
Relating to: requiring the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to create an office of urban agriculture. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/12/2017
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 599
Senate Bill 599
Relating to: various changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 155

Other
Notification Date
12/8/2017
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 609
Senate Bill 609
Relating to: claiming the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit and transferring moneys to the veterans trust fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/8/2017
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
5/1/2017
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.

Comments
Support retaining the Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Food processing plants
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Food processing plants

SS 076_17
Other
Notification Date
9/22/2017
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.

Comments
Monitoring possible changes to ATCP 70.
Laboratory certification
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Laboratory certification

SS 037_17
Other
Notification Date
6/2/2017
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

The creation of the Dairy Task Force 2.0
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The creation of the Dairy Task Force 2.0

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/27/2018
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.

Sheila Harsdorf's confirmation hearings as new DATCP secretary
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sheila Harsdorf's confirmation hearings as new DATCP secretary

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2018
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.

Possible revision of DATCP rules pertaining to rBST affidavits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible revision of DATCP rules pertaining to rBST affidavits.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/5/2017
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.

Possible introduction of a legislative bill to amend the statutes relating to the sale of butter.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible introduction of a legislative bill to amend the statutes relating to the sale of butter.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
11/9/2017
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.

Discussions with DATCP pertaining to producers formerly associated with Grassland Dairy due to new Canadian trade policies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discussions with DATCP pertaining to producers formerly associated with Grassland Dairy due to new Canadian trade policies.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
4/7/2017
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.

WI butter grading regulations and Kerrygold butter.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WI butter grading regulations and Kerrygold butter.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
3/24/2017
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.

Discussions pertaining to DATCP fiscal matters in Governor's proposed biennial budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discussions pertaining to DATCP fiscal matters in Governor's proposed biennial budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/17/2017
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.

Discussions with DATCP Division of Agricultural Development on various activities to promote dairy products.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discussions with DATCP Division of Agricultural Development on various activities to promote dairy products.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/17/2017
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.

Monitor all activity pertaining to the DATCP Agricultural Producer Security Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitor all activity pertaining to the DATCP Agricultural Producer Security Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/17/2017
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.

DATCP is reviewing the 20x30 dairy program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DATCP is reviewing the 20x30 dairy program.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/25/2017
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.

Monitor and discuss with DATCP proposed sampling procedures for dairy plants.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitor and discuss with DATCP proposed sampling procedures for dairy plants.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Monitor and discuss any proposed changes to ATCP 60.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitor and discuss any proposed changes to ATCP 60.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Legislative review of butter/margarine laws.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative review of butter/margarine laws.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Monitor activity and possible changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Fund.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitor activity and possible changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Fund.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Proposed consolidation of DATCP and DHS inspection services.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed consolidation of DATCP and DHS inspection services.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Interact with DATCP as they propose possible new rules pertaining to dairy plant sampling.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Interact with DATCP as they propose possible new rules pertaining to dairy plant sampling.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Interact with DATCP on manufacturing practices involving whey.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Interact with DATCP on manufacturing practices involving whey.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Raw Milk
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Raw Milk

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Monitor proposed changes to the DNR's phosphorous regulations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitor proposed changes to the DNR's phosphorous regulations.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Actively monitor any possible legislation pertaining to raw milk.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Actively monitor any possible legislation pertaining to raw milk.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Monitor DATCP proposal to change fee structure for pasteurizer systems testing.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitor DATCP proposal to change fee structure for pasteurizer systems testing.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

DOT is considering a new permit for the transport of fluid milk products. They have indicated that they may include this in the next biennial budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DOT is considering a new permit for the transport of fluid milk products. They have indicated that they may include this in the next biennial budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$9,359.94
2017
July - December
$4,797.21
2018
January - June
$3,757.03
2018
July - December
$3,423.76
Total $21,337.94
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
12.00
2017
July - December
3.25
2018
January - June
4.00
2018
July - December
6.00
Total 25.25
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
80.25
2017
July - December
44.50
2018
January - June
31.75
2018
July - December
26.75
Total 183.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: changing the 12 percent rule regarding the total value of taxable property included in the creation of, or amendment to, a tax incremental financing district in the village of Oostburg. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: designating cheese as the state dairy product.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: increasing certain individual income tax rates and expanding the number of brackets, increasing the personal exemption for certain individuals, and sunsetting the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
8 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: requiring the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to create an office of urban agriculture. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
6 %
2018
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: claiming the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit and transferring moneys to the veterans trust fund. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
6 %
2018
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: various changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4 %
2018
January - June
11 %
2018
July - December
2 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: various changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
6 %
2018
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
11 %
2017
July - December
28 %
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
2 %
2017
July - December
1 %
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
8 %
2018
January - June
8 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

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
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
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
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
7 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
8 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
11 %
Total 5 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
18 %
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
32 %
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 15 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
7 %
2018
January - June
34 %
2018
July - December
1 %
Total 8 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
12 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
1 %
Total 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
11 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
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
1 %
Total < 1%
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
81 %
Total 13 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures