Helping Wisconsin's dairy industry grow
As part of her travels this week, Senator Baldwin stopped by UW-Madison to tour the Center on Dairy Research - the largest dairy research center in the United States, and a world-class facility that develops new dairy products to help Wisconsin’s dairy industry grow.
During her visit, Tammy spoke with faculty and graduate students from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences about the importance of federally funded investments in research, teaching, and extensions programs included in the bipartisan, Agricultural Act of 2014, or Farm Bill.
The Farm Bill includes some of our nation’s longest-standing research investments. Decades of research have allowed American producers to outperform producers in other countries by being more efficient, more innovative, and more productive with limited resources. The recently passed Farm Bill continues these critical research initiatives and invests $1.2 billion in research and development over the next 10 years. In 2012, UW Madison received 170 research grants for a total of $22.5 million dollars in research funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, significantly funded through the Farm Bill.
Tammy supported the Farm Bill because it reforms outdated agriculture programs, provides certainty for Wisconsin farmers and invests in a "Grown in Wisconsin" economy. For more information on the Farm Bill, click here.