Gov. Tony Evers today announced his budget will include $43 million to help Wisconsin’s ag industry with almost half of that going to help connect food banks and pantries with state producers.
Evers said the $20 million effort impacting food banks and pantries would help families fight hunger. Evers introduces his two-year budget plan to the Legislature on Feb. 16.
The overall package also includes a $1.2 million boost for dairy processor grants and new programs to address farmer mental health.
That includes a proposed regional program to increase access to mental health support services and o...