Gov. Evers Unveils Historic Investment Proposal for Wisconsin’s Agriculture Economy and Farm Families
Governor’s 2021-23 biennial budget to include more than $43 million investment in agricultural industry
MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers today announced his 2021-23 biennial budget proposal will include a more than $43 million investment in Wisconsin’s agriculture economy and farm families aimed at expanding market opportunities, supporting new and innovative farming practices, strengthening the agricultural workforce, connecting local producers to foodbanks and pantries, and supporting farmer mental health and wellbeing.
“Our agricultural industry is Wisconsin’s past and present, and it will be our future,” said Gov. Evers. “Our proud farming history is core to our state’s culture and people, and Wisconsin farmers have carried and supported our state economy for generations. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and then throughout this pandemic, our farmers and producers were fighting every day to save their farms and to save their industry while helping us put food on our tables. It’s time to join in this fight for Wisconsin’s farmers and their families and agricultural industries to ensure future economic prosperity our rural communities and our entire state.”
Gov. Evers has championed agricultural issues in Wisconsin.