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Governor's Climate Change Task Force to Include Farmers
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/22/2019

It appears that Governor Tony Evers' new task force on climate change will have some representation from the agricultural community. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau announced that three of its members have been appointed to sit on the panel, including Chris Pollack of Ripon, Doug Rebout from Janesville and Joe Bragger of Independence.

Evers announced the task force last week, which is comprised of representatives from various industries including agriculture, manufacturing, energy, education and the state legislature.

"Wisconsin farmers care deeply about protecting our natural resources and ensuring our rural businesses are sustainable for future generations," said WFBF President Jim Holte. "Wisconsin Farm Bureau is pleased to see farmers have an active voice on this task force and can engage in conversations about sustainable farming and conservation practices."

Other appointees include State Agriculture Secretary Brad Pfaff, Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole and Bill Hogseth with the Wisconsin Farmer's Union.

The group will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.

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