Judge allows challenge to DNR settlement on factory farm rules


A Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge is allowing several environmental groups to challenge a settlement between the state Department of Natural Resources and the Dairy Business Association. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Baldwin secures major investment for Wisconsin dairy farmers

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced last week that the bipartisan Senate budget agreement will include major investments to support the dairy industry that she helped secure, including more than $1 billion to give Wisconsin dairy farmers much-needed, immediate relief as they face difficult dairy market conditions. > ABC 9 Wausau

Rule to protect drinking water from manure proposed, but will face a fight


After two years of study and debate, Gov. Walker’s administration has proposed a rule that the state’s powerful dairy industry has criticized as going too far in restricting disposal of manure near vulnerable drinking water supplies, at the same time as environmentalists say it doesn’t go far enough. > Wisconsin State Journal

Withdrawing from NAFTA would hit Wisconsin hard


The message was clear from a panel of U. S. agricultural stakeholders and Wisconsin business representatives speaking in Milwaukee – the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) works in our state and the message needs to get out. > Wisconsin State Farmer

Dairy industry calls on Congress to act on DACA


Members of Wisconsin’s dairy industry are joining immigration lawyers and faith leaders in calling for Congress to act on the program that protects “Dreamers.” Business groups helped kick off a nationwide campaign Thursday pushing for immigration reform, starting with action on DACA. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Business lobby: Remove ‘America’s Dairyland’ from Wisconsin license plates


The head of the state’s influential business lobby says Wisconsin should consider scrapping the slogan that has adorned its vehicle license plates since World War II: “America’s Dairyland.” > Wisconsin State Journal