MADISON — Today, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced the Barnes for Barns tour, a statewide listening tour to highlight issues faced by Wisconsin’s farming and agriculture industry. Mandela will kick off the first leg of the tour with campaign stops between Monday, April 11 and Thursday, April 21.

“Our farmers feed the country and are a pillar of our state’s economy,” said Barnes. “But corporate consolidation, bad trade deals, and climate change have put our farmers on the backfoot. Wisconsin deserves a Senator who is looking out for family farmers in Washington, not big corporations and special interests. I look forward to hearing directly from farmers who want Washington to start working for them.”

Mandela will spend much of the next two weeks meeting with dozens of family farmers, meat processors, and agriculture businesses to discuss their experiences and challenges. He will address some of the most pertinent issues to Wisconsin’s farmers on the tour, including corporate consolidation, meat processing capacity, food labeling, and conservation.

The first leg of the tour kicks off on Monday, April 11 in Wausau and will continue for the next two weeks with details to come about stops including Brown, Chippewa, Dane, Eau Claire, Green, La Crosse, Marathon, and Racine counties.

To learn more about the Barnes for Barns stops in your county, contact [email protected]

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