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Friday, June 25, 2021

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In dairyland, unsurprisingly, some of the most active and influential political groups in the state are those that represent the agricultural industry.
IN-DEPTH

Money and influence in America’s Dairyland

In dairyland, unsurprisingly, some of the most active and influential political groups in the state are those that represent the agricultural industry. In the last two decades, agriculture lobbyists alone have shelled out about $7 million in political contributions, behind only financial institutions, business and real estate groups in their efforts to influence policy.


Based in urban Madison, it can be hard for the university’s research to reach the far-flung areas of the state where farming and agriculture comprise the greatest share of the economy.
IN-DEPTH

Off Campus: Extension’s agricultural agents spread university research and resources to every corner of the state

Based in urban Madison, it can be hard for the university’s research to reach the far-flung areas of the state where farming and agriculture comprise the greatest share of the economy. UW Extension faculty members, who have the same academic training and background as campus faulty but live and work in the communities they serve, are well-positioned to bridge that gap.




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