Farm Bureau Delegates Set Policy for 2015
Delegates at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Wisconsin Dells this week have adopted policies that will guide the legislative agenda for the state’s largest general farm organization over the next year. Resolutions were submitted by farmers from across the state during the convention. They include policies to address a shortage of agricultural agents in the University of Wisconsin-Extension system.
Members feel that agents should not be required to have a Master’s Degree and should be encouraged to work across county lines. The UW-Extension system was asked to establish regions in which specialized ag agents are assigned.
In regards to laws pertaining to high capacity wells, the group opposed defining multiple small wells on contiguous land as a high capacity well. They also supported grandfathering in existing high capacity wells under the laws in which they were installed or upgraded.