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MADISON – The Volunteers for Agriculture® Committee has endorsed Brad Schimel for Attorney General in the November 6 election. VFA is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
“Brad Schimel’s adherence to the rule of law is the predominant reason why the Volunteers for Agriculture is supporting his re-election,” said Doug Rebout, a Rock County dairy and grain farmer and chair of the VFA committee.
“His understanding and reasoning as to why bureaucrats are not in charge of writing laws, but rather the legislature, is welcomed throughout the agricultural community,” added Rebout. “His legal opinions and actions provide the clarity and certainty that farmers need in challenging times.”
Formed to give farmers a direct role in electing leaders with agriculture’s best interests in mind, the Volunteers for Agriculture Committee is made up of 18 farmers appointed by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors.
“Equally important, he has reached out and sought our opinion on agricultural issues that have been, or may be, headed to the courts,” said Rebout. “Wisconsin Farm Bureau disagreed this year with the Department of Justice on the legality of hemp-derived cannabidiol, but Attorney General Schimel was willing to listen and resolve the issue. He continuously keeps an open mind on issues critically important to the agricultural community and that is why the committee is supporting Brad Schimel for Attorney General.”
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with members of every farm size, commodity and management style.