Madison – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced two programs to support Wisconsin farms and combat hunger. Following the announcement Representative Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) released the following statement:
“We have a proud history of agriculture and farming in Wisconsin. Our local rural economies are supported by agriculture producers, processors, and those in the food supply chain. I am proud to see Governor Evers stand with and support our producers,” said Rep. Considine.
“COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for an industry that has already dealt with market instability in recent years. The Wisconsin Farm Support Program will provide payments directly to producers in Wisconsin through a $50 million investment. The Food Security Initiative will invest $15 million to food pantries and other nonprofit organizations that are fighting hunger in Wisconsin.
“These programs won’t make anyone whole. I know everyone is sacrificing right now, and producers are sacrificing so much. However, it is my hope that these funds will help out our farmers, our rural communities, and the entire food supply chain. It is more important than ever that we support one another in order to get through COVID-19.