Dairy group says new lawmakers need to understand ag issues

A dairy lobbyist says the industry will have to spend some time educating the newly elected lawmakers, and not just at the national level.  Chad Zuleger with the Dairy Business Association says Wisconsin, for example, has many new faces. “We’ve got a significant turnover of state lawmakers, and that really presents challenges but opportunities as well.”

Zuleger tells Brownfield the start of a new session means spending some time helping new lawmakers understand their issues. “Helping them contrast the dairy farming business to the processing business to the export business and all of the different components in between is really an essential part of what we do here.”

Zuleger says it’s important to make these connections, as fewer and fewer farmers are elected to public office.

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