In the News
Dairy farmers from Wisconsin and elsewhere descended on Washington recently to urge Congress and the president to take steps in immigration reform that will ensure a sufficient labor force for dairies.
TOWN OF LINCOLN, Kewaunee County, Wis. (June 23, 2015) — An activist group has taken another public swipe at the reputation of a family dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin.
May 13, 2015 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes Salvation Army Milk Fund to its family of funds.
Last year's Implements of Husbandry (IoH) law, which was enacted over DBA's objections, has caused headaches for farmers all across the state. Recognizing the laws problems, its authors drafted a trailer bill to address some of the most basic problems with the law. This bill was recently signed into law by Governor Scott Walker. Here are the key changes made by the new legislation:
The Dairy Business Association of Wisconsin has hired a news media veteran as its new director of public relations. Jamie Mara joins the organization after working for 22 years in various roles in the news business, most recently as interim executive editor for Post-Crescent Media, based in Appleton, Wis.
Green Bay, Wisconsin --- Congressman Reid Ribble was clear that the phosphorus summit he recently organized was meant to move beyond finger pointing and towards collaborative solutions. "Unfortunately, subsequent media reports have been more than happy to point fingers at agriculture, especially large dairies," said Laurie Fischer, the DBA's Director of Dairy Policy. "This is simply not fair." The summit featured the owners of two large dairies who shared the many steps they are already taking to reduce the possibility of phosphorus runoff.
DBA is excited to announce Nicole Barlass as the new Director of Member Relations. "Nicole has an extensive background within the agriculture community and brings a breadth of knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to assist in leading our organization's growth," said Tim Trotter, DBA Executive Director.
The Dairy Business Association is pleased to announce dates for the 2016 Dairy Strong Conference. Dairy farmers and industry professionals throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest and the nation will gather again January 12-14, 2016, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, overlooking Lake Monona in Madison, Wis.
Madison, Wis. – January 16, 2015 – Gordon Speirs was elected as the President of the Dairy Business Association (DBA) at the Annual Business Meeting held January 15, 2015 in conjunction with the first annual Dairy Strong conference January 13-15 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis. – January 14, 2015 -- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) honored 52 Wisconsin State legislators on Wednesday, January 14 in conjunction with the first annual Dairy Strong conference held January 13-15 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.