Advocacy

WCMA: A Strong Voice for the Dairy Industry

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.

Guide to Wisconsin's Federal and State Legislators | 2021-22

Signed-in WCMA members have access to a downloadable, interactive guide to Wisconsin’s federal and state legislators. The guide features links to helpful online resources, district maps, Wisconsin state and federal legislators' contact information and committee assignments.

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 today applauded agricultural investments made in the 2021-23 Wisconsin State Budget. “The...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of $20.2 million in...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and Dairy Business Association (DBA) today applauded the Wisconsin State Assembly’s unanimous...

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June 21, 2021 Dear Assembly Representatives, We write to respectfully request your support for Assembly Bill 73, Assembly Bill 74 and, Assembly...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), Dairy Business Association (DBA) and 11 other agricultural advocacy organizations today called for quick...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) applauds members of the Wisconsin State Senate, following the body’s unanimous approval of Senate...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ direction of $100 million in...

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Testimony: May 5, 2021 Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism Re: Confirmation of Randy Romanski to Serve as DATCP...

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Testimony: May 5, 2021 Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism Re: Senate Bill 325 Submitted by: Rebekah Sweeney, Wisconsin...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded U.S. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) as she reintroduced the DAIRY PRIDE Act, requiring...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members are tonight praising Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ plans to boost the state’s...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members today applauded U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s appointment to serve as Chair of the federal...

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