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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Calling for quick legislative action, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members today testified in support of two bills designed to protect...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members are applauding Governor Tony Evers’ plan to invest $43 million in Wisconsin’s...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today cheered news that U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) secured $22 million in support for...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association today applauded Governor Tony Evers’ plan to direct $3.25 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief...

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The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA), a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s...

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is calling on leaders of the Wisconsin State Legislature to immediately vote to end the one week...

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This is the most significant business disruption of your career. Or you’ve had a pretty rough career. The dairy processing industry is in...

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Honorable Members of Congress: Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association writes to you today, representing 700 companies and cooperatives in the food...

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MADISON – At a press conference Thursday at the State Capitol, agriculture organizations urged the Senate to take up important bills that have...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) thanks Governor Tony Evers and members of the Wisconsin State Building Commission for their support...

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