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Steil hears from Wisconsin agriculture industry at trade field hearing

Friday, April 26, 2019   (0 Comments)
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BURLINGTON, WI—Today, Bryan Steil held an agriculture and trade field hearing in Burlington to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Steil and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Small Business Association heard public testimony from experts in the agriculture industry during a two-part panel.

“Today’s field hearing helps me better understand the needs and concerns of our agriculture industry. I appreciate the discussion from experts in the field and members in our community. The USMCA is a modern trade deal that provides more opportunity for our farmers. I’ll continue working closely with the Administration, state, and local partners to ensure the USMCA benefits Wisconsin communities,” said Steil.

A list of panelists can be found below:

Producer Panel

  • Aaron Stauffacher – Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Associate Director of Government Affairs
  • John Scott – Racine County Dairy Producer and Farm Bureau member
  • Cindy Leitner – President of the Wisconsin Dairy Alliance
  • Randy Hughes – Rock County Producer

Agriculture Financing Panel

  • Sam Miller – Managing Director of Agriculture Banking at BMO Harris Bank
  • John Smith – Senior Ag Lending Officer with Town Bank, Burlington
  • Jennifer Poltermann – Owner of PolAgri Insurance Agency, LLC, Walworth County Soybean, Corn and Hog Producer, and WI Director of the United Soybean Board


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