Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Dairy manufacturers and suppliers.

Lobbying Interests:
Policy areas including dairy regulation; environmental policy and regulation; taxation and labor issues; dairy producer related legislation; food safety issues.

CEO Name:
John Umhoefer
Executive Director

Contact
JTU
John T. Umhoefer
5117 West Terrace Drive Suite 402
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 286-1001
jumhoefer@wischeesemakers.org
http://www.wischeesemakers.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2021 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
January 2021 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: transactions with the Department of Workforce Development under the unemployment insurance law, funding for unemployment insurance modernization efforts, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2021
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
WCMA supports the liability protections included in Substitute Amendment 1.
Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, 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

Other
Notification Date
1/13/2021
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
WCMA supports action to safeguard businesses from frivolous lawsuits as long as they did not recklessly, wantonly, or intentionally spread COVID-19. WCMA members ask that the Legislature preserve employers’ rights to determine vaccination policies.
Assembly Bill 2
Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
2/16/2021
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
WCMA supports amendments to enable business owners to deduct qualified expenses paid for using PPP loans from their state taxable income.
Assembly Bill 22
Assembly Bill 22
Relating to: member meetings, bylaws, and emergency powers of a cooperative.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2021
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: labeling food as a type of dairy product or as a dairy ingredient and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2021
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 74
Assembly Bill 74
Relating to: labeling a food product as a type of milk and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2021
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 75
Assembly Bill 75
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2021
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 314
Assembly Bill 314
Relating to: promoting the export of Wisconsin's agricultural and agribusiness products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 92

For
Notification Date
5/10/2021
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 336
Assembly Bill 336
Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/25/2021
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 882
Assembly Bill 882
Relating to: grants for dairy exports promotion and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/21/2022
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 948
Assembly Bill 948
Relating to: nonprobate transfers of farming implements at death. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2022
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 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/16/2021
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
WCMA supports amendments to enable business owners to deduct qualified expenses paid for using PPP loans from their state taxable income.
Senate Bill 25
Senate Bill 25
Relating to: member meetings, bylaws, and emergency powers of a cooperative.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 5

For
Notification Date
1/29/2021
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 81
Senate Bill 81
Relating to: labeling food as a type of dairy product or as a dairy ingredient and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2021
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 82
Senate Bill 82
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2021
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: labeling a food product as a type of milk and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2021
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 325
Senate Bill 325
Relating to: promoting the export of Wisconsin's agricultural and agribusiness products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/28/2021
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 354
Senate Bill 354
Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/25/2021
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 827
Senate Bill 827
Relating to: grants for dairy exports promotion and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 207

For
Notification Date
1/21/2022
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 893
Senate Bill 893
Relating to: nonprobate transfers of farming implements at death. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 201

For
Notification Date
1/31/2022
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: Agricultural Resource Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Agricultural Resource Management

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Central Administrative Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Central Administrative Services

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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
2/19/2021
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.

Public Service Commission: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Public Service Commission: Grant Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Grant Programs

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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 System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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 WDATCP Dairy Rules Advisory Committee is examining changes to pasteurizer broken seal reporting and certification of industry individuals to affect repairs and reseal.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The WDATCP Dairy Rules Advisory Committee is examining changes to pasteurizer broken seal reporting and certification of industry individuals to affect repairs and reseal.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/28/2022
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.

Support confirmation of DOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support confirmation of DOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/27/2021
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.

Support confirmation of WEDC Secretary-designee Missy Hughes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support confirmation of WEDC Secretary-designee Missy Hughes

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/27/2021
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.

Support confirmation of DATCP Secretary-designee Randy Romanski
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support confirmation of DATCP Secretary-designee Randy Romanski

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/27/2021
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.

WDATCP Dairy Rules Advisory Committee is assessing potential changes to ATCP 65 related to cooling and holding temperatures and preventative controls reported by dairy plants.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WDATCP Dairy Rules Advisory Committee is assessing potential changes to ATCP 65 related to cooling and holding temperatures and preventative controls reported by dairy plants.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/30/2021
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.

Broadband Access and Affordability
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Broadband Access and Affordability

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/12/2021
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.

State agencies are accepting industry input on the structure and execution of a new Water Quality Clearinghouse in Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State agencies are accepting industry input on the structure and execution of a new Water Quality Clearinghouse in Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/27/2021
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.

Rulemaking Related to NR 151, Control of Nitrates in Highly Permeable Soils
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rulemaking Related to NR 151, Control of Nitrates in Highly Permeable Soils

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Rulemaking Related to Land Application of Industrial Wastewater
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rulemaking Related to Land Application of Industrial Wastewater

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Rulemaking Related to NR 214, Nitrogen Limits for Soil Treatment Systems
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rulemaking Related to NR 214, Nitrogen Limits for Soil Treatment Systems

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Water Pollution Credits Trading Clearinghouse
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Pollution Credits Trading Clearinghouse

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Cooperatives' Member Meetings, Bylaws, and Emergency Powers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cooperatives' Member Meetings, Bylaws, and Emergency Powers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Support for Business Investments in Renovations to Protect Workers from COVID-19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Business Investments in Renovations to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Food Security Initiative Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Food Security Initiative Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Dairy Innovation Hub Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dairy Innovation Hub Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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 Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DATCP Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Promotion of High-Value Dairy Production
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Promotion of High-Value Dairy Production

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Dairy Processing Innovation and Modernization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dairy Processing Innovation and Modernization

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Investments in Wisconsin Dairy Exporting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Investments in Wisconsin Dairy Exporting

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

Truth-in-Dairy Labeling
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Truth-in-Dairy Labeling

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$17,203.00
2021
July - December
$13,635.00
2022
January - June
$17,432.00
Total $48,270.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
85.50
2021
July - December
60.00
2022
January - June
65.00
Total 210.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
132.50
2021
July - December
96.50
2022
January - June
114.00
Total 343.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: member meetings, bylaws, and emergency powers of a cooperative.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: labeling food as a type of dairy product or as a dairy ingredient and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: labeling a food product as a type of milk and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: labeling food as a type of dairy product or as a dairy ingredient and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: labeling a food product as a type of milk and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: promoting the export of Wisconsin's agricultural and agribusiness products. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 15 %
Relating to: promoting the export of Wisconsin's agricultural and agribusiness products. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
25 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: grants for dairy exports promotion and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: grants for dairy exports promotion and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures