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Bill to Make Cheese Official Dairy Product Clears Senate
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/03/2017

Legislation that would designate cheese as Wisconsin's official state dairy product is now in the hands of Governor Scott Walker. On Tuesday, the State Senate approved AB 73 after the Assembly passed the measure in early April.

The bill was introduced at the suggestion of fourth grade students at Mineral Point Elementary School. Most of the class members were on hand during a committee meeting in March, where three of the pupils and their teacher testifying in favor of the idea.

"I am very proud of the 57 students at Mineral Point Elementary School who worked to make this bill a reality," said Sen. Howard Marklein of Spring Green, who is one of the bill's sponsors. ""We can all agree that cheese deserves a place of honor and recognition among our state symbols."

Walker is expected to sign the bill later this month.

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