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Get Involved: The Importance of Dairy Farmers' Participation in the State Budget Process

Wisconsin dairy farmers are being encouraged to become active participants in the state budget process in order to advocate for policies that support their industry. By engaging with legislators and state officials, farmers can help shape the budget to address key issues facing their industry, such as milk prices, workforce development, and environmental sustainability. 

Participation in the budget process is crucial for the dairy industry, as state funding and policies can have a significant impact on farmers' livelihoods. Dairy farmers are urged to attend public hearings, provide testimony, and communicate with their elected officials to make their voices heard. By working together, farmers can make a strong case for the importance of the dairy industry to the state's economy and to the communities in which they operate. 

One of the key priorities for the dairy industry is increasing milk prices, which have been consistently low in recent years. Dairy farmers also need support in developing and retaining a skilled workforce, as well as in addressing environmental concerns related to manure management and nutrient runoff. By advocating for policies that address these issues, farmers can help ensure a more sustainable and profitable future for their industry. 

Dairy farmers in Wisconsin are encouraged to take an active role in the state budget process to advocate for policies that support their industry. By working together and making their voices heard, farmers can help shape the budget to address key issues facing their industry and secure a brighter future for themselves and their communities. 


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