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Bill proposes $7.9M investment in dairy research at UW campuses

CALS faculty members testified in support of S.B. 186 on May 1.

Last week, Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) introduced Senate Bill 186 that calls for investing $7.9M in dairy research at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls. Should the measure pass, it would represent a base budget increase to CALS of more than $4M for agricultural research.

Dean Kate VandenBosch joined the bill’s sponsors and deans from UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls at a press conference announcing the Dairy Innovation Hub legislation on May 1. Four CALS faculty members and several CALS alumni testified in support of the measure at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions.

Read more about the legislation and how Wisconsin residents can communicate with elected officials about this measure.