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

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

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 64
Assembly Bill 64
Relating to: nitrate contamination and the well compensation grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 74
Assembly Bill 74
Relating to: seasonal period for farm service license endorsement.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/2/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 131
Assembly Bill 131
Relating to: membership in county land conservation committees.

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 32

For
Notification Date
4/3/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 133
Assembly Bill 133
Relating to: farmland preservation agreements and tax credits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 42

For
Notification Date
4/3/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 244
Assembly Bill 244
Relating to: an agricultural roads improvement grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/8/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 254
Assembly Bill 254
Relating to: a wetland assured delineation program, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/10/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 349
Assembly Bill 349
Relating to: limitations on ownership of agricultural or forestry land in this state by foreign persons. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/20/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 358
Assembly Bill 358
Relating to: local regulation of pesticides to protect pollinators.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/31/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 360
Assembly Bill 360
Relating to: ban on the use of certain insecticides by the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/31/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 419
Assembly Bill 419
Relating to: creating an online, interactive carbon calculator for farmers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/28/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: nitrate contamination and the well compensation grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 59
Senate Bill 59
Relating to: eligibility for producer-led watershed, lake, and river protection grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 66
Senate Bill 66
Relating to: seasonal period for farm service license endorsement.

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 28

For
Notification Date
3/2/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 134
Senate Bill 134
Relating to: farmland preservation agreements and tax credits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/24/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 147
Senate Bill 147
Relating to: membership in county land conservation committees.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/20/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 247
Senate Bill 247
Relating to: an agricultural roads improvement grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 13

For
Notification Date
4/21/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 254
Senate Bill 254
Relating to: a wetland assured delineation program, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/10/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 348
Senate Bill 348
Relating to: limitations on ownership of agricultural or forestry land in this state by foreign persons. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/17/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 359
Senate Bill 359
Relating to: local regulation of pesticides to protect pollinators.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/31/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 360
Senate Bill 360
Relating to: ban on the use of certain insecticides by the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/31/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 409
Senate Bill 409
Relating to: creating an online, interactive carbon calculator for farmers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/28/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Agricultural Resource Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Agricultural Resource Management

Notification Date
2/23/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Revenue: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
2/23/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

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

Notification Date
2/23/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Soil and water resource management program
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Soil and water resource management program
Scope Statement
SS 081_21
Other
Notification Date
2/8/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Migrant labor
Agency Name
Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
Subject
Migrant labor
Scope Statement
SS 004_22
Undisclosed
Notification Date
9/25/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Pollinators
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Pollinators

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/8/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Support Appointment of Craig Thompson as Secretary of the Department of Transportation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support Appointment of Craig Thompson as Secretary of the Department of Transportation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/9/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Support Appointment of Randy Romanski as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support Appointment of Randy Romanski as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/9/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Property Taxation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Property Taxation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/8/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Use Value Taxation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use Value Taxation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/26/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

2023-25 Biennial Budget Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2023-25 Biennial Budget Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/14/2022
First Communication Date
1/6/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$36,965.00
Total $36,965.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
19.30
Total 19.30
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
89.85
Total 89.85

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: an agricultural roads improvement grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
20 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 20 %
Relating to: an agricultural roads improvement grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
20 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 20 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
15 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 15 %
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
20 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 20 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures