Advocacy

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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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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Members of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded Governor Tony Evers’ action to sign the 2023-2025 biennial state...

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The Wisconsin Ag Coalition applauds the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate today after both voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 247. The bill,...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today praised the allocation of $23 million in continued federal funding for four programs supporting...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members are applauding action taken tonight by Wisconsin's powerful Joint Finance Committee (JFC) to grow...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members today applauded the announcement of 2023 Wisconsin Dairy Processor Grant awards, and called on...

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Following Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ budget address, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members praised his proposed investments...

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Additional grant funding is now available through the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) to help Wisconsin dairy exporters grow their...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today unveiled a robust legislative platform for 2023. In visits with elected and appointed leaders,...

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