What We Advocate

 

Wisconsin Farmers Union is concerned and involved with all aspects of rural living and agriculture. There are many opportunities for education, leadership training, and involvement in our democratic process.

 

Wisconsin Farmers Union has offices in Chippewa Falls and Madison. Our policy team stays abreast of the issues that effect our members and inform our legislators of our positions. 

Issues

 

Do you have something to say about these issues?

  • Food Systems – from abundant local foods to fair commodity prices and dignity for family farmers everywhere

  • Frac Sand – From local control to economic costs and benefits.

  • Rural Schools – WFU in partnership with the WI Rural Schools Alliance, has released a series of graphs showing the effects of the Governor's budget on rural school districts.

  • Health – from access to healthcare for farm families to healthy food for school nutrition programs

  • Land and Water Conservation – from working lands preservation to farming practices that protect our natural resources

  • Education and Technology– from deployment of high-speed internet to rural areas to support for rural schools

  • Energy – from renewable energy support to community concerns about transmission lines and stray voltage

  • International Trade and Federal Farm Policy –from fair trade practices and anti-trust protection to a Farm Bill that works for all

  • Good Government – from campaign finance reform to nonpartisan redistricting

Info Sheets

We encourage you to read, download, & distribute our info sheets about the following topics:

Grassroots Policy

Wisconsin Farmers Union is a member-driven organization, meaning that our members determine the organization's policy toward important issues.

Each year at our annual convention, delegates from across the state debate and adopt resolutions for our policy book, which we use to make clear and concise recommendations to our legislators.

 

Download or view our policy book below.

WFU Government Relations

Wisconsin Farmers Union employs a full-time staff in Madison, WI who represent our members on a daily basis at the State Capitol, inform our legislators of our positions, and keep our membership up to date about policies that effect them.

Copies of state legislative bills are available upon request.

 

Kara O'Connor 
Government Relations Director 
608-514-4541 
koconnor@wisconsinfarmersunion.com

Bobbi Wilson
Government Relations Associate 
608-234-3741 
bwilson@wisconsinfarmersunion.com

Contact Your Legislators

Lobby Day 2019

In February 2019, WFU members used the following info sheets to advocate for family farms & rural communities:

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