Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sat down with representatives of ag producer groups, local government associations, and environmental groups, Ag Secretary Ben Brancel, Emergency Management Director Greg Engle, FSA Executive Director Brad Pfaff and U.W. Extension Associate Dean John Shutske on Friday to assess the impact of and continuing response to the drought in Wisconsin. Much of the Badger State remains abnormally dry or in moderate drought.
The Governor says the meeting was part of an ongoing effort to share information and coordinate resources. “By bringing everyone to the same table we can assess the needs in our Wisconsin communities, share available assistance, and talk about how we deal with those future challenges together. We are committed to our state’s farmers as they continue to recover from this difficult year and prepare for next season.”