Andy Jorgensen

Local state representative pushes Farm Bill

Wisconsin's dairy farmers face an uncertain future if congress doesn't pass a new Farm Bill according to State Representative Andy Jorgensen of Milton. The Democrat has joined 19 others in the Assembly in asking Wisconsin's Congressional Delegation to do what it can to push for passage.  Jorgensen says Wisconsin's agricuultural industry provides almost $60 billion in economic impact, with half coming from dairy farming.  The Farm bill provides commodity payments to farmers growing crops, and governs the way dairy products are priced. Jorgensen warns without action, the price of milk could double to $7 a gallon. He says this would have a devastating impact on an important segment of Wisconsin's economy.


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