Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pay to play, bigtime: Dairy Business Association was a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign's Influence Peddler of the Month

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign presents a long list of individual and PAC contributions by staff and sponsors of the Dairy Business Association to GOP Gov. Scott Walker and all legislative and statewide candidates (January 2010 – December 2015)

Lobbyists for large farms met with Gov. Scott Walker's staff before he announced a possible shift in ag oversight.   (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/10/2017)
John Holevoet, director of government relations for Wisconsin Dairy Business Association, said he and contract lobbyist Bill McCoshen met with a Walker staff member last fall to discuss agricultural issues, including the merits of a larger role for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in regulating the state's largest farms.

Related posts:
UPDATE. Wood County Wisconsin residents are rightly concerned about population growth (more than 5000 cows) and the stench and pollution that goes with it.  (12/7/2016)
UPDATE. Wisconsin DNR secretary in so many words: Clean air and water? A healthy environment? Meh. Overrated! (9/22/2016)
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and well pollution are in the news again.  (12/21/2015)
Dear Kewaunee County, You voted for him, now you're paying the consequences.  (11/15/2015)
In the news:  Concentrated animal feeding operations.  (9/17/2014)
Missouri voters enshrine ALEC's "Right to Farm" idea within its state constitution.  (8/6/2014)

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