Dairy Business Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Dairy community

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and regulatory approaches that help the dairy community to be more successful

CEO Name:
Amy Penterman
Director of Government Affairs

Contact
JH
John Holevoet
2763 Manitowoc Rd
Green Bay, WI 54311
(608) 358-3941
jholevoet@dairyforward.com
http://www.dairyforward.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John Holevoet Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/10/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Chad Zuleger Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/10/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Shawn W Pfaff Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/10/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Mykel Wedig Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/29/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2021 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2021 Special Session Senate 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

2021 Wisconsin Act 4

For
Notification Date
2/18/2021
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
We are particularly supportive of the Covid liability protections offered by the bill.
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

For
Notification Date
1/5/2021
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
We are particularly supportive of the portion of the bill that deals with liability protections for businesses.
Assembly Bill 22
Assembly Bill 22
Relating to: member meetings, bylaws, and emergency powers of a cooperative.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2021
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 49
Assembly Bill 49
Relating to: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)

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.
Assembly Bill 54
Assembly Bill 54
Relating to: farmland preservation implementation grants, agreements, and tax credits and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
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
2/20/2021
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
2/20/2021
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
2/20/2021
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 76
Assembly Bill 76
Relating to: monitoring extension and outreach hours of certain University of Wisconsin System faculty and academic staff who provide extension services in applied agricultural research. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/1/2021
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 77
Assembly Bill 77
Relating to: funding for certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/2/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/28/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 311
Assembly Bill 311
Relating to: designating Colby as the state cheese.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/18/2021
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
10/21/2021
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 478
Assembly Bill 478
Relating to: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions, and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/20/2021
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
Cooperatives play an important role in Wisconsin's economy, particularly in rural parts of the state. Preserving the cooperative business model is worthwhile and we ask lawmakers to keep that in mind as they consider this legislation.
Assembly Bill 601
Assembly Bill 601
Relating to: determining the lawful presence of a person arrested for or charged with a crime or certain civil violations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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
See attached.
Supporting Documentation
20211103_Statement of Dairy Business Association in Opposition to SB 579 and AB 601.docx

Assembly Bill 727
Assembly Bill 727
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

2021 Wisconsin Act 223

For
Notification Date
12/6/2021
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 728
Assembly Bill 728
Relating to: nitrates under the well compensation program; eligibility for producer-led watershed, lake, and river protection grants; and the annual allocation plan for county conservation grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/6/2021
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 858
Assembly Bill 858
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/19/2022
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 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.
Assembly Bill 1072
Assembly Bill 1072
Relating to: the measurement of carbon emissions and carbon emission offset transactions related to animal agriculture operators, renewable natural gas and energy produced at animal agriculture facilities, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2022
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.
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
2/1/2021
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 63
Senate Bill 63
Relating to: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)

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.
Senate Bill 68
Senate Bill 68
Relating to: farmland preservation implementation grants, agreements, and tax credits and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2021
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 79
Senate Bill 79
Relating to: monitoring extension and outreach hours of certain University of Wisconsin System faculty and academic staff who provide extension services in applied agricultural research. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 11

For
Notification Date
3/1/2021
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
2/9/2021
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
2/9/2021
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
2/9/2021
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 84
Senate Bill 84
Relating to: the private on-site wastewater treatment system replacement or rehabilitation grant program and a septage characterization study. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 67

For
Notification Date
3/8/2021
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 113
Senate Bill 113
Relating to: the distribution and labeling of fertilizers and soil or plant additives produced from manure. (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.
Senate Bill 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/28/2021
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 325
Senate Bill 325
Relating to: promoting the export of Wisconsin's agricultural and agribusiness products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/21/2021
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 371
Senate Bill 371
Relating to: designating Colby as the state cheese.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/18/2021
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 579
Senate Bill 579
Relating to: determining the lawful presence of a person arrested for or charged with a crime or certain civil violations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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
See attached.
Supporting Documentation
20211103_Statement of Dairy Business Association in Opposition to SB 579 and AB 601.docx

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
11/9/2021
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 678
Senate Bill 678
Relating to: nitrates under the well compensation program; eligibility for producer-led watershed, lake, and river protection grants; and the annual allocation plan for county conservation grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/9/2021
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
1/7/2022
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 842
Senate Bill 842
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2022
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.
Senate Bill 1054
Senate Bill 1054
Relating to: the measurement of carbon emissions and carbon emission offset transactions related to animal agriculture operators, renewable natural gas and energy produced at animal agriculture facilities, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2022
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

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

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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: Agricultural Resource Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Agricultural Resource Management

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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
2/17/2021
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.

Environmental Improvement Program: Clean Water Fund Program Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Program: Clean Water Fund Program Operations

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Environmental Improvement Program: Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Program: Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Operations

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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
2/17/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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
2/17/2021
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
2/17/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Targeted performance standards and prohibitions to abate pollution of groundwater by nitrate in sensitive areas
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Targeted performance standards and prohibitions to abate pollution of groundwater by nitrate in sensitive areas

SS 077_19
None
Notification Date
2/5/2021
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.

Licensing, practice scope, and standard of practice for veterinarians and veterinary technicians
Agency Name
Veterinary Examining Board (VE)

Subject
Licensing, practice scope, and standard of practice for veterinarians and veterinary technicians

SS 064_20
Other
Notification Date
3/16/2022
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.

Licensing, practice scope, and standard of practice for veterinarians and veterinary technicians
Agency Name
Veterinary Examining Board (VE)

Subject
Licensing, practice scope, and standard of practice for veterinarians and veterinary technicians

SS 064_20
Other
Notification Date
3/16/2022
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Support for nomination of Randy Romanski for DATCP Secretary
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for nomination of Randy Romanski for DATCP Secretary

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/8/2021
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.

Support for nomination of Craig Thompson for DOT Secretary
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for nomination of Craig Thompson for DOT Secretary

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/8/2021
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.

Support for nomination of Doug Rebout to the DATCP board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for nomination of Doug Rebout to the DATCP board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/25/2021
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.

The development of solar power projects in rural Wisconsin and their impact on agriculture
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The development of solar power projects in rural Wisconsin and their impact on agriculture

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/5/2021
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.

The use of digesters and other manure treatment technology
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The use of digesters and other manure treatment technology

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/5/2021
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.

The practice of veterinary medicine and its impact on the state's dairy farms
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The practice of veterinary medicine and its impact on the state's dairy farms

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/5/2021
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.

Rural economic development, including expanding rural broadband
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rural economic development, including expanding rural broadband

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/5/2021
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.

PSC docket: 5-AFR-700 (Application Filing Requirements for Solar Electric Generation Projects)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC docket: 5-AFR-700 (Application Filing Requirements for Solar Electric Generation Projects)

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/5/2021
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 LRB-0731/LRB-0413 relating to recognizing and reporting extension and outreach hours for providing certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for LRB-0731/LRB-0413 relating to recognizing and reporting extension and outreach hours for providing certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Support for LRB 0732, which provides $1 million each year to fund state specialist positions in the field of applied agricultural research at CALS at UW-Madison.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for LRB 0732, which provides $1 million each year to fund state specialist positions in the field of applied agricultural research at CALS at UW-Madison.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Support for bills calling for fair and accurate labeling of milk, dairy products, meat and their imitators. See LRB 0747-9.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for bills calling for fair and accurate labeling of milk, dairy products, meat and their imitators. See LRB 0747-9.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/25/2021
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.

Support for changes to the law to make virtual annual meetings easier for co-ops
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for changes to the law to make virtual annual meetings easier for co-ops

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/22/2021
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 bills related to improving and expanding the Farmland Preservation Program (LRB-1454 and LRB-1689)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for bills related to improving and expanding the Farmland Preservation Program (LRB-1454 and LRB-1689)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/22/2021
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.

Transportation and application of manure
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation and application of manure

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Drivers permits and insurance requirements for non-citizen drivers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drivers permits and insurance requirements for non-citizen drivers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

The extent of local authority over farm siting regulations, water quality standards, and road use restrictions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The extent of local authority over farm siting regulations, water quality standards, and road use restrictions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Regulations pertaining to ground and surface water quality as well as agriculture's role in protecting or improving the quality of our water
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulations pertaining to ground and surface water quality as well as agriculture's role in protecting or improving the quality of our water

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Ensuring adequate funding for agricultural and water quality research at UW System schools.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ensuring adequate funding for agricultural and water quality research at UW System schools.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Regulations pertaining to the practice of veterinary medicine
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulations pertaining to the practice of veterinary medicine

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Local road funding and agriculture's use of local roads
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Local road funding and agriculture's use of local roads

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

ATCP 51 - Livestock Facility Siting Law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP 51 - Livestock Facility Siting Law

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Maintaining or increasing state support for farmer-led watershed initiatives
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Maintaining or increasing state support for farmer-led watershed initiatives

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Improving the functionality of the state's CAFO permitting program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Improving the functionality of the state's CAFO permitting program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Manure treatment and processing techniques and technologies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Manure treatment and processing techniques and technologies

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Issues pertaining to Wisconsin's non-point program and water quality
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues pertaining to Wisconsin's non-point program and water quality

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

The creation and management of a nutrient trading clearinghouse
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The creation and management of a nutrient trading clearinghouse

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Improvements to the CDL process and requirements for farmers, custom operators and others involved in agriculture
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Improvements to the CDL process and requirements for farmers, custom operators and others involved in agriculture

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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 response to the impacts of COVID 19 on the agricultural and food processing community
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State response to the impacts of COVID 19 on the agricultural and food processing community

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

LRB 6434 dealing with COVID-19 related liability limits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 6434 dealing with COVID-19 related liability limits

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Strategies to avoid probate while transferring property upon death
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Strategies to avoid probate while transferring property upon death

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Size and composition of commodity checkoff organization boards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Size and composition of commodity checkoff organization boards

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Farmer CDL requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Farmer CDL requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$81,403.00
2021
July - December
$79,750.00
Total $161,153.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
157.60
2021
July - December
164.00
Total 321.60
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
435.95
2021
July - December
624.50
Total 1060.45

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: monitoring extension and outreach hours of certain University of Wisconsin System faculty and academic staff who provide extension services in applied agricultural research. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: funding for certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: monitoring extension and outreach hours of certain University of Wisconsin System faculty and academic staff who provide extension services in applied agricultural research. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the private on-site wastewater treatment system replacement or rehabilitation grant program and a septage characterization study. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: farmland preservation implementation grants, agreements, and tax credits and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: farmland preservation implementation grants, agreements, and tax credits and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
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
5 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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
5 %
2021
July - December
3 %
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
5 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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
5 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: determining the lawful presence of a person arrested for or charged with a crime or certain civil violations. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
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
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: nitrates under the well compensation program; eligibility for producer-led watershed, lake, and river protection grants; and the annual allocation plan for county conservation grants. (FE)
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 3 %
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
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: nitrates under the well compensation program; eligibility for producer-led watershed, lake, and river protection grants; and the annual allocation plan for county conservation grants. (FE)
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 3 %
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
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
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
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
7 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

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
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

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
2 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures