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Wisconsin legislators back additional ag funding

Wisconsin lawmakers are supporting some additional funding for agricultural programs.

The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection asked the state’s Joint Finance Committee for 2.4 million dollars from the environmental fund to support soil and water management and the new nitrogen optimization pilot program. That program includes paying five dollars per acre for cover crop insurance premium rebates. 

State Representative and farmer Tony Kurtz spoke in favor of the funding at this week’s Joint Finance Committee meeting.

Wisconsin legislators back additional ag funding