Gov. Evers Just Announced a Proposal to Spend $43 Million on Wisconsin Agriculture. - Paycheck

Gov. Evers Just Announced a Proposal to Spend $43 Million on Wisconsin Agriculture.

Gov. Evers just announced a proposal to spend $43 million on Wisconsin agriculture. 

This comes hot off the release of a recent report from the Governor’s “Task Force on Rural Prosperity.”

Now maybe you’re expecting, by the sound of it, this “Task Force” is some special squad of countryside bankers or backwoods entrepreneurs. Well, you’re not too far off. The task force basically just explored policy options that would help Wisconsin’s AG industry. 

Here’s a snapshot of what they came up with and where some of that $43 million:

  • Expand the market for WI agriculture both locally and internationally... by Investing $20 million to help connect Wisconsin food banks and pantries with Wisconsin producers to provide food to families. Also, there’s funding for the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports, which will boost export opportunities for Wisconsin’s world-class agricultural products
  • Fund Innovation... by increasing the Dairy Processor Grant Program by $1.2 million. This program strategically invests in Wisconsin dairy processors to support innovation and dairy jobs
  • Promote farmer well-being... by creating a new Regional Farmer Mental Health Program that increases farmers’ access to mental health support services

There’s a lot more in the Governor’s press release and this is a good sign for one of our State’s most important industries!

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