Farming is a generational Wisconsin tradition and provides nearly $90 billion to our state’s economy and over 400,000 jobs. We have an obligation to ensure family farms are successful, grow, and remain a family enterprise.
- Protect our family farms. Corporate farms have an unfair competitive advantage over family farms. It’s important for Wisconsin to protect those family farms that have invested their time, money, and labor in our state for generations.
- Support loan access to small farms. We will create new state financial programs for family-owned and other small farms to ensure they have access to the capital necessary to make new investments and remain sustainable. We will also explore the option of creating a dedicated financial institution dedicated to family-farm lending to protect our important heritage.
- Help small farms get their product to market. We will make investments in state trade efforts to increase these exports geared toward small farms to larger markets across the country.
- Enact the “Family Farming Initiative”. This initiative is a package of reforms and protections to ensure that family farms are able to be passed down from one generation to the next, that they aren’t taxed unfairly, that the market remains fair, and their land is assessed at a fair value.