Wisconsin Farmers Union

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Farmers Union membership is made up of people from all walks of agriculture and life. From conventional to organic, rural to urban, our members find community in an organization that empowers them to have a voice in the issues that affect them. Wisconsin Farmers Union isn't just for farmers. We also welcome rural residents and consumers who want to participate in our programs and advocate for family farming.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting agriculture, including farming, land use planning, property taxes, rural infrastructure, agri-tourism, farm-based renewable energy, water quality, and access to health care for farmers and rural residents. Also campaign finance reform and nonpartisan redistricting.

CEO Name:
Julie Keown-Bomar

Contact
MCR
Michelle C Ramirez-White
30 W. Mifflin St., Suite 905
Madison, WI 53703
(715) 450-9507
mramirezwhite@wisconsinfarmersunion.com
http://www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michelle C Ramirez-White Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 2/7/2023 Withdrawn On N/A

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
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.
Supporting Documentation
04032023_115251_Assembly Bill 64.pdf

Assembly Bill 65
Assembly Bill 65
Relating to: eligibility for producer-led watershed, lake, and river protection grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 5

For
Notification Date
3/16/2023
First Communication Date
3/16/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
03162023_101452_Assembly Bill 65.pdf

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
4/4/2023
First Communication Date
4/4/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
04042023_123458_Assembly Bill 131.pdf

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
4/4/2023
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 220
Assembly Bill 220
Relating to: funding for the Fenwood Creek watershed pilot project. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/19/2023
First Communication Date
6/15/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
06192023_105238_AB 220-Fenwood Creek Watershed.pdf

Assembly Bill 222
Assembly Bill 222
Relating to: a pre-disaster flood resilience grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/6/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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
5/23/2023
First Communication Date
5/23/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
05232023_101647_Assembly Bill 244_ Ag roads improvement.pdf

Assembly Bill 255
Assembly Bill 255
Relating to: creating a rural pharmacy practice grant program administered by the Higher Educational Aids Board, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2024
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 258
Assembly Bill 258
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2024
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 304
Assembly Bill 304
Relating to: creating the Division of Alcohol Beverages attached to the Department of Revenue; the regulation of alcohol beverages and enforcement of alcohol beverage laws; interest restrictions relating to, and authorized activities of, brewers, brewpubs,...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/14/2023
First Communication Date
6/13/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Comments
Changed position 6/19/2023
Supporting Documentation
06142023_093842_AB 304 testimony.docx

Assembly Bill 312
Assembly Bill 312
Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/21/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 331
Assembly Bill 331
Relating to: grants to map, control, eradicate, monitor, and minimize the spread of wild parsnip; funding for the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation. (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 do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 361
Assembly Bill 361
Relating to: native prairie and forage plants.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2024
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 362
Assembly Bill 362
Relating to: special registration plates to support protecting pollinators and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2024
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 372
Assembly Bill 372
Relating to: funding for the Farm and Industry Short Course program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/2/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 415
Assembly Bill 415
Relating to: legislative redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/22/2023
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.
Supporting Documentation
09222023_041250_AB 415- Redistricting.pdf

Assembly Bill 440
Assembly Bill 440
Relating to: permits for the overweight transport of certain fluid milk products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/9/2023
First Communication Date
11/21/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 645
Assembly Bill 645
Relating to: county assistance to certain nonprofit organizations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 655
Assembly Bill 655
Relating to: a transition to grass pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/14/2023
First Communication Date
11/21/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 743
Assembly Bill 743
Relating to: value-added agricultural practices, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 744
Assembly Bill 744
Relating to: increasing the number of authorized positions for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for regional farmer support and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 750
Assembly Bill 750
Relating to: payment processing equipment and services for farmers and farmers' markets and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 754
Assembly Bill 754
Relating to: providing state aid to reimburse public and private schools that provide free meals to all pupils for the costs of those meals and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 755
Assembly Bill 755
Relating to: farm to fork grants, farm to school grants, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 756
Assembly Bill 756
Relating to: creating a food security grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 835
Assembly Bill 835
Relating to: county conservation staff for climate change resiliency purposes and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 841
Assembly Bill 841
Relating to: creating a grant program for farmers who use certain sustainable practices, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 860
Assembly Bill 860
Relating to: nonprofit agricultural organization health benefit coverage.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2024
First Communication Date
1/11/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 897
Assembly Bill 897
Relating to: qualification for exemptions from food product licensing requirements for sale of pickled fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and other shelf-stable food products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2024
First Communication Date
1/11/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
01112024_093156_AB 897 testimony.docx

Assembly Bill 957
Assembly Bill 957
Relating to: preemption of certain local animal ordinances.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/24/2024
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 Joint Resolution 6
Assembly Joint Resolution 6
Relating to: the appropriation authority of the legislature and the allocation of moneys Wisconsin receives from the federal government (second consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 Joint Resolution 101
Assembly Joint Resolution 101
Relating to: prohibiting ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin elections and prohibiting voting for candidates of more than one political party in primaries for partisan office (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 52
Senate Bill 52
Relating to: creating a deicer applicators certification program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2023
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
3/14/2023
First Communication Date
3/14/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
03142023_043930_Senate Bill 58.pdf

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
3/14/2023
First Communication Date
3/14/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
03142023_044016_Senate Bill 59.pdf

Senate Bill 134
Senate Bill 134
Relating to: farmland preservation agreements and tax credits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/27/2023
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
4/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 220
Senate Bill 220
Relating to: funding for the Fenwood Creek watershed pilot project. (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.
Supporting Documentation
05102023_124333_SB 220-Fenwood Creek Watershed.pdf

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
5/23/2023
First Communication Date
5/23/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
05232023_125744_SB 247_ Ag roads improvement.pdf

Senate Bill 268
Senate Bill 268
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 73

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 do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 269
Senate Bill 269
Relating to: grants to map, control, eradicate, monitor, and minimize the spread of wild parsnip; funding for the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation. (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 do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 312
Senate Bill 312
Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/5/2023
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 332
Senate Bill 332
Relating to: creating the Division of Alcohol Beverages attached to the Department of Revenue; the regulation of alcohol beverages and enforcement of alcohol beverage laws; interest restrictions relating to, and authorized activities of, brewers, brewpubs,...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/7/2023
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.
Supporting Documentation
08182023_121737_SB332.docx

Senate Bill 357
Senate Bill 357
Relating to: native prairie and forage plants.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2024
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 361
Senate Bill 361
Relating to: special registration plates to support protecting pollinators and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2024
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 370
Senate Bill 370
Relating to: funding for the Farm and Industry Short Course program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 431
Senate Bill 431
Relating to: permits for the overweight transport of certain fluid milk products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/9/2023
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.
Supporting Documentation
10232023_064853_SB 431 milk weight limits (1).pdf

Senate Bill 488
Senate Bill 488
Relating to: legislative redistricting.

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 94

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2023
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.
Supporting Documentation
10192023_121150_AB 415_ SB 488- Redistricting.pdf

Senate Bill 539
Senate Bill 539
Relating to: county assistance to certain nonprofit organizations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 619
Senate Bill 619
Relating to: a transition to grass pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/14/2023
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 710
Senate Bill 710
Relating to: payment processing equipment and services for farmers and farmers' markets and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 711
Senate Bill 711
Relating to: increasing the number of authorized positions for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for regional farmer support and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 712
Senate Bill 712
Relating to: farm to fork grants, farm to school grants, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 713
Senate Bill 713
Relating to: creating a food security grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 715
Senate Bill 715
Relating to: value-added agricultural practices, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 717
Senate Bill 717
Relating to: BadgerCare purchase option, basic plan, state-based insurance exchange, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/9/2024
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 720
Senate Bill 720
Relating to: providing state aid to reimburse public and private schools that provide free meals to all pupils for the costs of those meals and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 721
Senate Bill 721
Relating to: food waste reduction grants, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 774
Senate Bill 774
Relating to: county conservation staff for climate change resiliency purposes and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 778
Senate Bill 778
Relating to: creating a grant program for farmers who use certain sustainable practices, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2024
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 811
Senate Bill 811
Relating to: nonprofit agricultural organization health benefit coverage.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/6/2024
First Communication Date
1/30/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 886
Senate Bill 886
Relating to: labeling a food product as a type of milk and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/9/2024
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 892
Senate Bill 892
Relating to: preemption of certain local animal ordinances.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/24/2024
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 1025
Senate Bill 1025
Relating to: income tax credits for beginning farmers and owners of farm assets and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2024
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 Joint Resolution 5
Senate Joint Resolution 5
Relating to: the appropriation authority of the legislature and the allocation of moneys Wisconsin receives from the federal government (second consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 Joint Resolution 94
Senate Joint Resolution 94
Relating to: prohibiting ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin elections and prohibiting voting for candidates of more than one political party in primaries for partisan office (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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
6/27/2023
First Communication Date
5/18/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

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
6/27/2023
First Communication Date
5/18/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Justice
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice

Notification Date
6/27/2023
First Communication Date
2/13/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Comments
DOJ focus on competitive markets, adding more resources to the department. Not promising in the political atmosphere, not following up most likely.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/5/2023
First Communication Date
5/17/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Comments
PFAs letter

Supporting Documentation
06052023_115517_PFAS LTR TO COMMITTEE 5.17.23.pdf

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Producer led watershed protection grants
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Producer led watershed protection grants
Scope Statement
SS 093_15
For
Notification Date
3/14/2023
First Communication Date
2/16/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops
Scope Statement
SS 039_22
For
Notification Date
3/14/2023
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

meat processing infrastructure
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
meat processing infrastructure

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

legislative and congressional redistricting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislative and congressional redistricting

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

support for strengthening Wisconsin's anti-corporate farming laws.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support for strengthening Wisconsin's anti-corporate farming laws.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

driver cards for immigrant workers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
driver cards for immigrant workers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

support for student loan forgiveness for beginning farmers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support for student loan forgiveness for beginning farmers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

regulation of Cottage Foods
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of Cottage Foods

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

supporting funding for a Farm to School position in the state budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
supporting funding for a Farm to School position in the state budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

permitting and regulation of high-capacity wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
permitting and regulation of high-capacity wells

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

support for campaign finance reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support for campaign finance reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Dairy price crisis
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dairy price crisis

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

support funding for mental health programs for farmers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support funding for mental health programs for farmers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

energy efficiency incentives for farmers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
energy efficiency incentives for farmers

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support Beginning Farmer Student Loan Assistance LRB-1388
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support Beginning Farmer Student Loan Assistance LRB-1388

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

implementation of dig-once policies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
implementation of dig-once policies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

removing barriers to municipal broadband service
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
removing barriers to municipal broadband service

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

monitoring and improving groundwater quality
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
monitoring and improving groundwater quality

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's definition of "milk"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's definition of "milk"

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

funding and staffing for county soil and water table geological maps
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
funding and staffing for county soil and water table geological maps

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

restore market capitalism by decreasing monopoly power in ag and other industry sectors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
restore market capitalism by decreasing monopoly power in ag and other industry sectors

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Industrial Hemp
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Industrial Hemp

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

student loan forgiveness for beginning farmers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
student loan forgiveness for beginning farmers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

LRB-3633 Farmland Preservation Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3633 Farmland Preservation Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support LRB-4243 & LRB-4891 – relating to the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support LRB-4243 & LRB-4891 – relating to the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supporting LRB- 3633/4749, related to expanding the farmland preservation program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supporting LRB- 3633/4749, related to expanding the farmland preservation program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

identifying and incentivizing carbon-sequestering farming techniques.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
identifying and incentivizing carbon-sequestering farming techniques.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

support LRB 4201, Sustainable Ag Practice Grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support LRB 4201, Sustainable Ag Practice Grants

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

additional funding sources for farmer-led watershed grants.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
additional funding sources for farmer-led watershed grants.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

support LRB-4294, requiring the DNR to notify a county in the event of a WPDES permit violation in that county or an adjacent county.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support LRB-4294, requiring the DNR to notify a county in the event of a WPDES permit violation in that county or an adjacent county.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative recommendations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative recommendations.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$715.00
2023
July - December
$0.00
Total $715.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
24.50
2023
July - December
2.30
Total 26.80
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
3.00
2023
July - December
1.00
Total 4.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: funding for the Fenwood Creek watershed pilot project. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
4%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
7%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%
Relating to: nitrate contamination and the well compensation grant program. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
8%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%
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
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%
Relating to: creating the Division of Alcohol Beverages attached to the Department of Revenue; the regulation of alcohol beverages and enforcement of alcohol beverage laws; interest restrictions relating to, and authorized activities of, brewers, brewpubs, wineries, manufacturers, rectifiers, wholesalers, and retailers; shipping alcohol beverages by means of fulfillment houses and common carriers; the consumption of alcohol beverages in a public place; creating a no-sale event venue permit; creating an operator's permit; liquor licenses transferred from one municipality to another; retailers' authorized activities; liquor license quotas; the safe ride program; the presence of underage persons and conduct of other business on licensed premises; the occupational tax on alcohol beverages; repealing a rule promulgated by the Department of Revenue; granting rule-making authority; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
12%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%
Relating to: eligibility for producer-led watershed, lake, and river protection grants. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
12%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%
Relating to: farmland preservation agreements and tax credits. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
12%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%
Relating to: permits for the overweight transport of certain fluid milk products. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
25%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
25%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
Relating to: a transition to grass pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
50%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
8%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%
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%
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 13%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures