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Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education Hearing This Week

NOTE: This hearing has been rescheduled for January 7th.

On Thursday, December 10, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education will hold a public hearing on a number of gubernatorial appointments and bills. Among the bills that the Committee will hear testimony on are:

1310Assembly Bill 229: would create an exemption for a food processing license for a seller of canned goods earning less than $5,000 in sales.

Assembly Bill 418: would require the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to designate an employee of the Department to serve as county fair coordinator. This bill previously passed the full Assembly by a unanimous vote in October.

Senate Bill 268: would give local control in decisions about location of rendering plants, which is a power currently held by the State.

Senate Bill 419: would create standards for labeling products as Wisconsin certified honey.