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Wisconsin Farm Groups Applaud Special Session Bills Focused On Improving Outcomes For Farmers

Jan 23, 2020

Hope Kirwan 

Wisconsin farmer groups are applauding Gov. Tony Evers’ plans for a special session on the financial crisis facing the state’s farms.

Evers signed an executive order Thursday, calling the Legislature into special session next week to consider a package of bills aimed at helping the dairy industry and farmers across the state. 

The proposals create several new grant programs, including one for dairy processing plantsproducer education programs and a Small Farm Diversity grant. That program would award up to $50,000 each year to farmers looking to add a new agricultural product to their farm or pay off existing equipment debt for a new product. The grant could also be used to fund start-up costs for new farms.

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