2023 has barely begun, but the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is keeping busy with a robust recently revealed legislative platform.
"WCMA is proud to serve as a strong voice for the dairy processing community in the nation’s leading cheese state. As the Wisconsin Legislature enters a new session, now is the time for policymakers to champion investments and policies that sustain and grow the state’s signature industry,” said WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer. “We’re grateful for the widespread bipartisan support legislators have expressed for the issues that matter most to dairy manufacturers, and we look forward to seeing swift action in the coming biennium.”
In visits with elected and appointed leaders, WCMA detailed in a press release that its members called for increased investment in state programs to boost dairy exports and spur dairy business development, action to ensure food labeling accuracy, updated transportation regulations, continued expansion of high-speed broadband internet access and other key workforce supports, among other items.
Meeting with lawmakers on both sides and in both houses, members urged support for 10 key state budget provisions and policy items:
The reasons and details of each item can be found in the complete release here.
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