MADISON, WI – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin toured the Center for Dairy Research at UW-Madison to learn about how her Dairy Business Innovation Initiative is supporting Wisconsin’s dairy businesses and workers. Following the tour, Senator Baldwin joined a tasting of products manufactured and tested at the Center and funded by her initiative.

“Wisconsin’s dairy businesses are a key driver of our state’s economy, and it is critical that they have the tools they need to thrive,” said Senator Tammy Baldwin. “I’m proud to have secured funding so that farmers, cheesemakers, and dairy processors can continue to innovate, support jobs, and provide world-famous dairy products. Traveling the state, I see firsthand the success of this program in taking Wisconsin businesses to new heights – and today’s tour was another testament to this program’s ability to support our agricultural and research economy.”

During the visit, Senator Baldwin highlighted the ongoing investments she has secured for Wisconsin dairy farmers, producers, and cheesemakers through the DBII. Senator Baldwin first created the DBII program in 2018, successfully getting the legislation included in the 2018 Farm Bill, to help cheesemakers and dairy businesses develop new products, meet market demands, and expand markets. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin works to secure funding for the program each year to support Wisconsin businesses. Last month, Senator Baldwin secured $12 million for the DBII program in the government funding package.

An online version of this release is available here.

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