FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       
January 30, 2018
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
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Steineke Collaborates on Rural Growth at White House

MADISON – Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) joined local, state, and federal officials to discuss agricultural issues and opportunities at the White House Rural Prosperity Conference this morning. Discussions at the conference revolved around how decisions made in Washington can impact rural communities.

“Being surrounded by like-minded public servants, focused on finding innovative ways to create opportunities for our rural workers, families, and businesses, was an incredibly productive way to spend the morning,” said Rep. Steineke. “Northeast Wisconsin deserves all of their elected officials – local, state, and federal alike – to be attentive their needs.”

Investing in infrastructure and providing access to broadband in rural Wisconsin communities was a main focus of discussion for Rep. Steineke. These tools would provide rural farmers and workers with the ability to grow and succeed. Additionally, Rep. Steineke engaged with federal officials on how fewer regulations and smarter trade policies could improve agricultural outcomes for northeast Wisconsinites.

“Understanding the tools our farmers and families need to be successful is the first step in moving our rural communities forward,” Rep. Steineke continued. “I look forward to utilizing the information and connections from the Rural Prosperity Conference to empower our hardest working Wisconsinites.”

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Included is a photo of Representative Steineke, Sheila Harsdorf, WI Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Representative Lee Nerison, Assembly Chair of the Agriculture Committee.