FOND DU LAC, Wisc. – Today, the Michels for Governor campaign announced key endorsements by the Wisconsin Dairy Alliance and Venture Dairy Cooperative, groups that advocate for Wisconsin’s dairy industry.
“Dairy is a key part of Wisconsin’s history and its future,” said Tim Michels. “Dairy farmers across the state deserve real, executive leadership in the governor’s office that recognizes farmers are partners in land stewardship and economic development.”
Tony Evers gives lip service to Wisconsin’s dairy tradition, but his administration has consistently treated dairy operations as the enemy. His Department of Natural Resources has put the boot on modern dairy operations with even more red tape. Evers even tried to raise taxes on farmers and manufacturers.
“Tim Michels is the farmers’ choice for Wisconsin Governor. He understands that Wisconsin is known as the ‘Dairy State’ and our dairy farmers work extremely hard to ensure consumers receive nutritious and safe milk, cheese, and butter products throughout the world,” said Cindy Leitner, President of Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. “We need a new governor who understands the importance of getting government out of the way of innovation by streamlining regulation and cutting unnecessary red tape. Tony Evers tried to implement billions of dollars in new regulations on farmers and thanks in part to his policies, in the last several years there have been no new farms created from green space. Michels understands the monumental impact dairy has on the state’s economy and will work hard to reverse course on the anti-farming agenda of Tony Evers.”
“Governor Evers has failed farmers at nearly every turn, and it would have been much worse without the voice of agriculture and our legislators,” said Kim Bremmer, Executive Director of Venture Dairy Cooperative. “Farmers don’t have time to constantly play defense at our state agencies. We know Tim Michels as governor understands our business, values farmers, and will rein in the out of control state agencies. Our farmer members are honored to support a real leader who they can count on and not hinder them while with unnecessary bureaucracy as they feed the world.”
Learn more about the endorsement and Tim Michels’ support for agriculture from NBC 26 here.
About Tim Michels:
Tim Michels is a conservative businessman and veteran running for Governor of Wisconsin. Tim is a proven leader from outside the political establishment who is poised to clean up the mess in Madison and get things headed in the right direction. After serving in the Army for 12 years, Michels worked with his brothers to run Michels Corporation, which in the last 25 years has grown from a few hundred employees to a nationally-admired, multi-faceted construction company with more than 8,000 employees.