U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin wants “fair rules and level playing field” for Wisconsin dairy farmers

US Senator Tammy Baldwin and Lee JensenDIGESTER — In spite of the seriousness of the topic concerning Grassland Dairy Products dropping 75 Wisconsin dairy farmers as of May 1 because of problems with exporting milk to Canada, during a visit to Five Star Dairy east of Elk Mound April 12, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin burst out laughing while talking to Lee Jensen, co-owner of the dairy. Jensen had been talking about the manure digester on the farm. "We were making about 300 cubic feet of gas per minute. It was really cranking it out this morning. It was making so much, it was making me nervous!" Jensen exclaimed. —photo by LeAnn R. Ralph

By LeAnn R. Ralph

ELK MOUND —  U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin believes it is not too much to expect “fair rules and a level playing field” for Wisconsin dairy farmers when it comes to exporting milk to Canada.

Senator Baldwin visited Five Star Dairy in Elk Mound April 13 to speak with dairy farmers and representatives of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin.

“All we are asking for are fair rules and a level playing field. That’s what we think has gone awry in Canada,” Senator Baldwin said.

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