Agriculture Category Archive


  • Tony Evers: You Just Can’t Do That

    CAL: Our family has farmed this farm for three generations. It’s the future for our daughter and her family and we’d like to have them have a better start than what we...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/10/2018
  • Dairy Group Uses Behind-the-scenes Influence With Gov. Scott Walker to Shift Regulation of Large Livestock Farms

    Agriculture interests are working behind the scenes with the administration of Gov. Scott Walker as he mounts a major change in the way large livestock farms are regulated in Wisconsin. The Republican...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/07/2018
  • Detour: Wisconsin Farmers Cope With New Bridge Restrictions

    New weight restrictions were placed on nearly 200 Wisconsin bridges — most on county and town roads in the western part of the state — this spring as highway engineers try to...

    La Crosse Tribune, 05/30/2018
  • Governor Scott Walker, FSA Director Tour Wisconsin Farms Hit by Blizzard Damage

    Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he anticipates asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for federal disaster assistance for farms damaged in the April 13-16 blizzard… “I think, from what we’ve seen, we’re...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 04/25/2018
  • Scott Walker Praises Donald Trump’s ‘aggressive Action’ in U.S.-Canada Dairy Dispute

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is hopeful President Donald Trump’s “aggressive negotiating style” will lead to a positive resolution of a dispute between the U.S. and Canada over the northern country’s dairy policies....

    Capital Times, 04/26/2017
  • Gov. Walker Pro-cheese

    Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law the first bill to pass the Legislature this session, a measure designed to help Wisconsin’s cheese industry. Walker on Thursday signed the bill making it...

    Associated Press, 02/16/2017
  • Sweeping Manufacturing and Ag Tax Credit Reaches Full Force

    “Walker’s slashed public education and higher education funds… to pay for these trickle down policies,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 05/16/2016
  • Walker Policies Cited As Factor in Increase Rise of EPA Polluted Water Listings in Wisconsin

    The proposed EPA Impaired Waters List for 2016 in Wisconsin contains 1,694 listings, more than double the 761 approved for the list in 2004.The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has recommended...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 02/24/2016
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Agriculture

    When it comes to actually supporting our home state agriculture industry Scott Walker is largely absent.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Walker’s Factory & Farm Owner Tax Cuts Cost $275 Million More — Twice Original Projections

    A measure tucked into Gov. Walker’s 2011 budget that effectively eliminated state income taxes on owners of factories and farms in Wisconsin is costing way more than predicted and contributing mightily to...

    Capital Times, 03/06/2015
  • Realtors Asked for Budget Provision Expanding Foreign Ownership of State Land

    Wisconsin Realtors look to be next in line to benefit from Gov. Scott Walker’s “Wisconsin is open for business” vow. While there has been no shortage of speculation behind what is driving...

    Capital Times, 03/10/2013
  • Budget Provision to Lift Ban on Foreign Ownership of Land Criticized

    Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposes lifting a longtime prohibition on foreign ownership of large tracts of land in Wisconsin — a change that some legislators believe will allow other countries to gain...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/28/2013
  • Wisconsin Realtors Association Has Given Over $90,000 in Campaign Donations to Walker

    Realtors Direct Giver Conduit Contributions to Friends of Scott Walker from 1/1/2009 through 12/31/2012. [Followthemoney.org, accessed 8/20/2014]

    CFIS, 12/31/2012
  • Windfall! Rich Will Get Richer From New Tax Credit

    Slipped into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 budget at the last moment, the domestic production tax credit will cost the state $360 million in revenue over the next four years and some $130...

    Capital Times, 05/23/2012
  • Critics Say Budget Proposal Axing Farmland Preservation Gives Developers Upper Hand

    Farmland in western Wisconsin would be hit particularly hard by changes to a new farmland preservation program in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget, the leader of a state agriculture organization said…The...

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 03/27/2011