Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
We work with farmers, farm groups, rural and urban food-based groups, community development groups, and conservation partners to advance an agenda of environmentally sound, socially and economically sound, and resilient agricultural system.

Lobbying Interests:
We will work on budget and administrative initiatives supporting soil health, including matters pertaining to small grains, cover crops, grass-based agriculture, and rural and urban enterprise development in those areas.

Title:
Policy Program Director

Contact
MLK
Margaret L Krome
P. O. Box 990
East Troy, WI 53120
(608) 628-2503 x_____
mkrome@sbcglobal.net
http://michaelfields.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 719
Assembly Bill 719
Relating to: loans and repayment assistance by a political subdivision for certain improvements to properties and collection of the debt by special charge.

Bill Text and History

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.
Supporting Documentation
20220131_MFAI.TestimonyWISenatePACE language.pdf

Senate Bill 677
Senate Bill 677
Relating to: creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops, creating a hydrogeologist position, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule...

Bill Text and History

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
8/2/2021
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
Proposed Cover Crops/Crop Insurance Program

Supporting Documentation
20210802_OnePager_CoverCrops2021.docx

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Use of State PACE program to support soil-building conservation practices.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use of State PACE program to support soil-building conservation practices.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/1/2022
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.

Creation of Program to Reduce Crop Insurance Premium by $5/acre on acres fall-planted to cover crops
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of Program to Reduce Crop Insurance Premium by $5/acre on acres fall-planted to cover crops

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/2/2021
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
$6,296.63
2021
July - December
$13,463.00
2022
January - June
$479.62
Total $20,239.25
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
0.75
2021
July - December
1.50
2022
January - June
0.50
Total 2.75
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
137.20
2021
July - December
138.50
2022
January - June
10.35
Total 286.05

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: loans and repayment assistance by a political subdivision for certain improvements to properties and collection of the debt by special charge.
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 2 %
Relating to: creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops, creating a hydrogeologist position, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
95 %
2022
January - June
100 %
2022
July - December
Total 50 %

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
100 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 48 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures