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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Dairy farmers, processors, and manufacturers in five Midwestern states can submit project abstracts now through August 31 for a new round of Dairy...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced the launch of customized resources to provide direct consultations to Wisconsin dairy...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

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Dairy product manufacturers in five Midwestern states can prepare now to apply for a new, $1 million round of grants to be administered by the Dairy...

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

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded Governor Tony Evers for signing Senate Bill 827 into law as Act 207. The legislation,...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today cheered U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack’s direction of $80...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded the Wisconsin State Assembly’s unanimous approval of Senate Bill 827,...

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Small- to medium-sized dairy farmers, entrepreneurs, and processors in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin can prepare now to...

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

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today cheered the Wisconsin Senate’s unanimous vote to invest $5 million to increase the...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded members of the Wisconsin State Assembly for their unanimous approval of legislation...

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