Wisconsin is home to the best agricultural products in the world. Thanks to Wisconsin workers and farmers, our state is a leader in the agriculture industry. Wisconsin is known for our dairy products, but we also rank first in producing snap beans for processing, cranberries, ginseng, dry whey for humans, and corn for silage. The agricultural sector supports thousands of jobs across the state.
In Congress, I’ve led efforts and helped pass legislation in support of Wisconsin farmers. I strongly supported the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and worked to get it passed and signed into law. USMCA increases dairy farmers’ access to Canada’s markets, creates a level playing field for American agricultural exports, and supports our workers and farmers in Wisconsin. I will continue to support our hardworking farmers in Southeast Wisconsin.
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Malchine Farms in Waterford has experienced its share of challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the fluctuating prices of crops.
Those issues the owners discussed Monday with Rep. Bryan Steil, who represents Racine County in Congress.
Malchine Farms was also supposed to host a breakfast on the farm this summer, but that was canceled due to COVID. They are hoping to host it next year.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed Bryan Steil’s amendment providing $5 million for the Dairy Business Innovation Initiative, a program that allows Wisconsin farmers and dairy businesses to modernize the industry. Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) joined Steil in his effort to adequately fund the program.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil released a statement following the announcement of an official agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil joined Vice President Mike Pence at Uline in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin to promote the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bryan Steil released a statement following the announcement that the United States and Japan are beginning trade negotiations.
“This decision is a step in the right direction. Bringing trading partners to the table bodes well for farmers and workers in Wisconsin. Lowering barriers to trade will ensure American products can be sold freely, fairly, and reciprocally throughout the world. I look forward to working on this agreement and finalizing a trade deal with Japan that supports our farmers and gives them access to critical markets.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil’s budget-neutral amendment providing funding for the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives passed the House by a voice vote.
Watch Steil's floor speech during debate HERE.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tonight, Bryan Steil delivered a speech on the House floor regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Last month, Steil held an agriculture roundtable in Burlington, Wisconsin. Steil heard from the agriculture community about supporting farmers and modernizing trade deals with Canada and Mexico. Watch the floor speech here.
Full text of floor speech is below:
BURLINGTON, WI—Today, Bryan Steil held an agriculture and trade field hearing in Burlington to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Steil and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Small Business Association heard public testimony from experts in the agriculture industry during a two-part panel.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil voiced his support for the inclusion of American agricultural products in trade negotiations with the European Union. The bipartisan letter was sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
“Wisconsin is home to the best agricultural products in the world. I will always fight to expand trade opportunities for our exports. Failure to include these goods in a trade agreement with the EU will have a direct and harmful impact on Wisconsin farmers and ranchers,” said Steil.