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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 Communications, Education, and Policy Director 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.

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) supports Governor Tony Evers’ call for a Special Session of the Legislature to boost the...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) tonight cheered Governor Tony Evers’ 2020 State of the State Address, which set forth ambitious...

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As dairy farms continuously improve to release the genetic potential of their dairy cows, all aspects of sustainability improve. It’s that...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is thanking U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) today for securing Congressional approval of $20...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) applauds members of the Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today thanked Wisconsin State Senators André Jacque (R-De Pere) and Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire),...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded announcements from President Donald Trump and House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy...

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Mr. Paul LewisStandards Division, National Organic ProgramU.S. Department of Agriculture1400 Independence Ave. SWRoom2642-So., Ag Stop...

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A single word defines the successful future of the dairy industry. Everything else – food safety, herd health, retaining workers, reforming...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers for signing Senate Bill 219 into law, expanding access...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded the Wisconsin State Assembly’s unanimous approval of Senate Bill 219, which...

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Reform federal orders? Why – what’s changed? Isn’t your local dairy still delivering creamline bottles to your doorstep? Industry...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) applauds State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) for proposing legislation to protect...

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared 2019 the “Year of Clean Drinking Water in Wisconsin,” an opportunity for farmers, industry,...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WMCA) together with advocates for Wisconsin’s dairy farming community today applauded Governor Tony...

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As the state Assembly began debating the budget today, six groups representing dairy farmers, processors, cooperatives and other related businesses...

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

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) thanks members of the Wisconsin State Senate for their unanimous approval of...

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In April 2019, WCMA members sent a letter to Wisconsin state lawmakers indicating policy priorities. Please find that letter here.

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is pleased to announce that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will address 2019 Cheese Industry...

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A close look at Wisconsin dairy export data, and U.S. exports overall, reveals weakening sales as a record-breaking export year reached its end in...

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