CLINTON, WISCONSIN–Today during a press conference at the Brandl Dairy Farm in Clinton, family owned since 1985, milking approximately 300 cows, Congressman Bryan Steil announced he received the Friend of Farm Bureau award from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and endorsements from a coalition of more than 20 farmers from Southeast Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin farmers feed our families, our state, and our world. I am proud to stand with these men and women. Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve been a vocal supporter of trade deals that put American farmers first. I voted for USMCA which supports Wisconsin farmers and workers. One of my first official forums was an agriculture and trade roundtable in Burlington with farmers, producers, and local officials. Improving trade deals with our allies, tackling issues facing Wisconsin agriculture, and providing opportunities for our hardworking men and women have been top priorities for me. I am honored to receive our farmers’ support and will continue fighting for Wisconsin in my second term in Congress,” said Steil.
“The recipients of the Friend of Farm Bureau award have supported policies or taken special action that benefit Wisconsin farm families. Having elected officials who support agriculture is essential to a bright future for our farms and rural communities,” said Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Joe Bragger.
“Bryan has been a true friend of Wisconsin agriculture and dairy throughout his time in Congress. He has been a leader fighting for the new U.S., Mexico, Canada trade agreement and an advocate for Wisconsin farmers and workers. Bryan takes the time to listen to our community’s concerns and finds ways to address them so Wisconsin remains America’s Dairyland. I am proud to support Bryan in his reelection to Congress,” said State Representative Amy Loudenbeck.
“Our congressional district should be proud to have a congressman like Bryan Steil. I have been a part of his agricultural committee. He is concerned about our needs, and concerned about how he can assist us. If we need something, he usually has an answer back to us within hours. Bryan showed great concern when COVID-19 was beginning, calling his committee for our input to see how he could assist us. Bryan has great concern for all his constituents. He is a man of integrity,” said Ed Schaefer, a Muskego crop farmer.
“I appreciate the fact that Bryan has some business experience in the private sector and he knows what it takes to make a business work. Bryan has done a great job of working with the President in trying to make the people that we trade with understand that we have to have a fair trade deal. Because of the USMCA and trade negotiations with China, they know we can produce and we have to have a fair trade deal. As a farmer, our bean prices have gone from $7.50 to $10.50 which is a $3 push. That is a major step for us in agriculture. Bryan understands business and understands agriculture. We appreciate the work he’s done for us in that matter,” said Bob Arndt, a Janesville crop farmer.