One of the most important focus areas of the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association is the value and priority it places on industry representation within the areas of government affairs and legislative activities.

WABA provides inroads to influence through introduction and/or support of pro-industry legislative bills, representation in the promulgation of agency rules, interpreting the intent of legislative law and subsequent agency rules, assistance with dispute resolutions, and developing programs that allow setting of industry standards through proactive industry-driven and agency assisted initiatives.

Within the context of activities outlined above, WABA has developed relationships with each of the key state government agencies and is involved with partnerships, issue-specific government affairs, and legislative related issues.

Our Commitment

The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association (WABA) is committed to the introduction, support, and passage of legislation that has potential for a positive impact to our collective membership and only advances and/or supports those activities that are in line with the entire membership. We are also committed to defending against proposed legislation that potentially has a negative impact on our membership. Besides being registered with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board as a registered lobbying organization, WABA also employs Pfaff Public Affairs to help oversee our legislative activities.

WABA is actively engaged in the entire legislative process, having testified in Various Senate and Assembly Committee Hearings and talking issues with numerous legislators. WABA is also actively involved in federal legislation that affects our members. In addition to numerous phone calls and emails to members of the Wisconsin delegation, WABA schedules two legislative trips to Washington, D.C. each year to meet personally with our state's federal legislators.

WABA is also an active member of the Wisconsin Agricultural Coalition, a coalition of agricultural producers and agribusiness organizations that work together to strengthen the voice of the agricultural community in the state.


Industry Service

WABA has representatives on a number of state and national committees and councils. If you are interested in serving, please let us know!

Friends of Wisconsin Agribusiness Political Action Committee

Please contact Tom Bressner, WABA Executive Director, if you are interested in learning more about our PAC and how we support elected officials who have positively represented Wisconsin's agribusinesses.

Legislative Visits

Our team regularly visits with elected officials on issues important to our members. Please let us know if you would like to engage in these critical conversations.