U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is delivering millions of dollars in federal funding to support Wisconsin’s agriculture businesses.
Baldwin was at the Marshfield Agricultural Research station in Stratford to meet with researchers who are looking for better ways to solve a number of challenges in rural Wisconsin.
“We rely on our farmers, ranchers, and producers to put food on our tables and fuel in our tanks, and we need to ensure they have the tools and resources to weather the storms and keep their farms up and running,” Baldwin says. “The Marshfield Ag Research Station has been at the forefront of much of the research that our dairy farmers have relied on for more than a century, supplying our agriculture sector with knowledge and tools they need to keep their operations in businesses.”
The facility is part of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Baldwin helped secure $6 million dollars in federal money for research updates focusing on healthcare, rural livability and addressing mental health challenges in rural areas.
Leaders with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin Rural Partnership initiative also announced funding for additional projects to support rural communities and tribal nations in Wisconsin during Baldwin’s visit. The initiative will now work toward advancing the land-grant missions of the university, support community-based projects, and create new partnerships to better meet the needs of rural communities.