Advocacy

Click here to sign on to a letter calling for Congressional support for Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives in FY25 Appropriations and in the pending Farm Bill!  View the draft letter here.

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WCMA is a strong voice for dairy manufacturers and their suppliers at both the state and federal government level, advocating on issues as far-ranging as school nutrition, transportation, milk pricing, workforce development, and food safety.

Legislative Tours

As parts of its advocacy efforts, WCMA hosts regular legislative tours of manufacturing facilities and lobbying days for members. To participate in one of these impactful events, contact Senior Director of Programs & Policy Rebekah Sweeney.

Policy Positions

WCMA is pleased to share its formal policy positions on issues listed below.  Both the WCMA Board of Directors and the WCMA Policy Committee work to develop these documents in concert with WCMA staff.

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members commended U.S. Senate Republicans' Farm Bill framework, released today by Senate Committee on...

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View images of all awardees at bit.ly/wcmacheesechampions! As June Dairy Month approaches, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) presented...

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The House Committee on Agriculture late Thursday night approved its version of the Farm Bill, voting to maintain current funding authorization for...

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Following the introduction of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today urged members of...

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More than 200 dairy business leaders in 31 states are today calling on House leaders to fully fund Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives (DBII) in...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members today cheered the introduction of the Rural Prosperity and Food Security Act by the U.S. Senate...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members today applauded Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ action to sign Senate Bill (SB) 431 into...

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There are more than 12,000 registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C., outnumbering members of Congress by approximately 22:1. In Wisconsin, more...

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Note: WCMA members can click here to download and complete a simple, two-page form to provide their local governments with essential information as...

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The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA), a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members today applauded the State Senate’s unanimous approval of Senate Bill 431, legislation...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is pleased to see today’s action by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, who...

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