Steil Hears from Wisconsin Agriculture Industry at Trade Field Hearing

April 25, 2019
Press Release

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.

“Today’s field hearing helps me better understand the needs and concerns of our agriculture industry. I appreciate the discussion from experts in the field and members in our community. The USMCA is a modern trade deal that provides more opportunity for our farmers. I’ll continue working closely with the Administration, state, and local partners to ensure the USMCA benefits Wisconsin communities,” said Steil.  


A list of panelists can be found below:

Producer Panel

John Scott – Racine County Dairy Producer and Farm Bureau member

Cindy Leitner – President of the Wisconsin Dairy Alliance

Aaron Stauffacher – Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Associate Director of Government Affairs

Randy Hughes – Rock County Producer

Agriculture Financing Panel

Sam Miller – Managing Director of Agriculture Banking at BMO Harris Bank

John Smith – Senior Ag Lending Officer with Town Bank, Burlington

Jennifer Poltermann – Owner of PolAgri Insurance Agency, LLC, Walworth County Soybean, Corn and Hog Producer, and WI Director of the United Soybean Board