Reps. Pingree and Massie Introduce Bipartisan PRIME Act to Empower Local Livestock Farmers, Meet Consumer Demand

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By: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Press Release Today, Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) re-introduced the PRIME (Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption) Act to make it easier for small farms and ranches to serve consumers. Companion legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Rand…

Gallagher Leads Bipartisan Call to Support Whole Milk Products in Federal Programs

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By: Congressman Mike Gallagher Press Release GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) today led members of the Wisconsin delegation in calling on the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Sonny Perdue, and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, to reconsider dietary guidelines that prohibit full-fat dairy…

U.S. Rep. Kind: Calls on Secretary Perdue to take action to support Wisconsin’s dairyland during COVID-19 crisis

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By: Rep. Kind Press Release -- La Crosse, WI—Today, Rep. Ron Kind and members of the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, pressing him to take immediate action on behalf of Wisconsin dairy farmers and dairy processing businesses during this crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to threaten…

Harder, Bipartisan Coalition Demand SBA Include Farmers in Coronavirus Relief Program

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By: Rep. Josh Harder Press Release -- WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10), Antonio Delgado (NY-19) and Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) led a bipartisan letter with over 80 other members of Congress urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure farmers and agricultural businesses can access immediate Coronavirus relief through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan…

Grothman Statement on USMCA Signing

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Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law: “The USMCA is the 21st century solution we need to promote free trade, economic growth and continued cooperation between the United States, Mexico and Canada,” said Grothman. “Wisconsin's manufacturers, our…

Grothman Celebrates National Farmers Day

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement in celebration of National Farmers Day: "When folks across the country think of Wisconsin, they often think of our delicious cheese and our robust agriculture sector. Today we take time to recognize and celebrate the legions of hard-working farmers across our state who make those thoughts a reality. "In the…

Grothman Cosponsors Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today joined nine other Republicans and fifteen Democrats as a co-sponsor of Rep. James Comer’s (R-Ky.) Industrial Hemp Farming Act (H.R. 3530). H.R. 3530 amends The Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana. Industrial hemp contains less than 1 percent Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and was legal in the…

Grothman Congratulates Sheboygan County Planning on Grant to Protect Great Lakes

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today announced that Sheboygan County Planning has been awarded a $10,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant by the Great Lakes Commission. Sheboygan County Planning’s project will install the first Minnesota sand/iron filter bed. Agricultural drainage traveling through the subsurface drain tile system would be intercepted prior to…

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