US Senator Baldwin: Visits World Dairy Expo to promote made in WI agriculture; Portage Celebrates US Bailout Funding

WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the World Dairy Expo to meet with the Wisconsin dairy farmers who feed the America and Portage to learn how the city is using $425,000 in federal funding from the US Bailout Act (ARPA) to support the Portage Fire Department and help residents replace lead pipes.

At the World Dairy Expo, Senator Baldwin met with leaders of the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and the Dairy Business Association to discuss the Senator’s work as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to s Ensuring farmers, growers, ranchers and food businesses have the resources they need to thrive through risk management tools, support for market access and rural economic development. Senator Baldwin highlighted the ongoing investments she has secured for the Made in Wisconsin farming community through the Dairy Business Innovation Initiative, including the partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture, Wisconsin Cheesemakers and the Center for Dairy Research to advance the innovative ideas of dairy entrepreneurs across the Badger State.

In Portage, Senator Baldwin joined Portage Mayor Mitchel Craig, Portage Fire Chief Troy Haase and city management to highlight Baldwin-supported ARPA’s federal investment of $325,000 to help purchase a new aerial fire truck for the Portage Fire Department to help keep Portage residents safe. Portage is also receiving $100,000 in ARPA funds to establish a lead line replacement program to help homeowners replace lead laterals and keep families healthy for generations to come. This drinking water funding comes with an additional $142.7 million investment in drinking water and drinking water infrastructure that Wisconsin will see this year thanks to Baldwin’s support. Law on investment in infrastructures and employment.

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