June is Dairy Month in the State of Wisconsin! Agriculture is one ofWalker's so committed that this past weekend, he was at State Fair Park to hand out Wisconsin's traditional cream puffs. And being so faithful to the state, he couldn't help but sample one of the puffs himself.
Wisconsin’s biggest economic engines, and dairy production is a vital component of our state’s economy. Wisconsin’s dairy industry contributes more than $26.5 billion to our economy a year and employs more than 146,000 people.
Last year, after discussions with our state’s dairy leaders, I announced the “Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30x20” plan, which set a goal of achieving an annual milk production of 30 billion pounds by the year 2020. This ambitious, but attainable, goal seeks to improve the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s dairy industry to meet the growing demand of the marketplace and help Wisconsin dairy farmers increase business.
So far, the “30x20” plan has distributed nearly $200,000 in grants to over 40 recipients across the state. The grants will help farmers increase profitability by improving milk quality and plan for future investments, including pasture irrigation systems and projects related to infrastructure improvement.
With the “Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30x20” plan, we’re laying the foundation for future growth in our dairy industry, ensuring Wisconsin remains “America’s Dairyland” for generations to come.
Hmm, not quite the same style as the Fitzgerald boys, but pretty disgusting all the same.
My only question is why is he wearing a University of Wisconsin shirt when the cream for the puffs is coming from Illinois?