During his 2020 State of the State Address, Governor Tony Evers called the Legislature to action. Specifically, Governor Evers called a Special Session on Agriculture on eight bills to address issues such as farmer mental health, increasing dairy exports, and Farm-to-School grants. As a former farmer, and the current ranking member on the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, I agree that these are important issues that the legislature must take seriously.
Wisconsin’s farmers have been hit with a number of challenges lately, including low commodity prices, trade uncertainty, and challenging weather. It is time that the legislature comes together to support our family farmers who have supported our state for generations. Inaction on this issue is unacceptable. I am eager to take meaningful action on bills to support our producers, processors, and rural communities.