Gov. Evers’ budget proposal includes over $43 million focused on agriculture

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FILE – In this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, a farmer discs over a corn field on at a farm north of Woodward, Iowa. The corn was damaged beyond salvage by the recent derecho. Thanks to the government paying nearly 40% of their income, U.S. farmers are expected to end 2020 with higher profit than 2019 and the best net income in seven years, the Department of Agriculture said in its latest farm income forecast. Farmers faced challenges throughout 2020 that included the impact of trade disputes; low prices that drove down cash receipts and weather difficulties. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP File)

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – Gov. Tony Evers announced his 2021-23 biennial budget proposal includes more than $43 million in Wisconsin’s agriculture economy and farm families.

“Our agricultural industry is Wisconsin’s past and present, and it will be our future. 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,” says Gov. Evers.

The $43 million plan’s areas include:

  • Expanding Local and International Market Opportunities
  • Three-Pronged Plan to Bolster Local Meat Processing
  • Promoting Agricultural Innovation & Farmer-Led Conservation
  • Supporting Farmers’ Mental Health & Wellbeing

According to a release, the announced proposal builds on investments from the 2019-21 biennial budget.

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