State Representative Travis Tranel and his colleagues on the Assembly Committee on Agriculture recently sent a letter to Wisconsin U.S. Senators Johnson and Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Kind, Pocan, Steil, Moore, Sensenbrenner, Grothman, Gallagher, and Duffy requesting that the Senators and Representatives support “The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019.”

This bipartisan federal legislation was proposed by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). This legislation would allow schools to serve regular and flavored whole milk options to students. Rep. Tranel and his colleagues also requested that Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation ask the USDA to include a 2% milk option in addition to whole milk.

“Federal rules and regulations should not keep children from enjoying all types of milk at school,” said Tranel. “Wisconsin dairy farms are facing challenging economic times and it is imperative that we do everything we can to advocate for our farms and the great product they produce.”

Rep. Tranel represents all of Grant County and portions of Lafayette, Iowa, and Richland Counties.