Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members today applauded U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s appointment to serve as Chair of the federal Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. In this role, Baldwin (D-WI) will have oversight of legislation directing federal funds to programs serving and strengthening the nation’s agricultural producers and processors.
WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer released this statement following news of Baldwin’s appointment.
“Senator Tammy Baldwin has been a strong and effective advocate for Wisconsin agriculture. Understanding the pressures on dairy farmers and processors, she has secured smart, targeted investments that are increasing the profitability of America’s family farms and boosting development of value-added dairy products for sale here and abroad.
“Sen. Baldwin has worked hard to stabilize and strengthen the U.S. dairy industry, and her focus will be essential, as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and begin work on the 2022 Farm Bill.”