Vinehout Proposes Comprehensive Plan to Help Farmers

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, a Democratic candidate for Governor, Monday released a comprehensive plan to help Wisconsin farmers cope with the crisis in the farm economy.

“We need both short term help and a long term fix,” Vinehout said, who herself is a Western Wisconsin farmer who understands the financial stress farmers face this year and the need for changes to bring about long-term health for agriculture.

“We must get farm families the immediate help they need,” she said. That would include protection from foreclosure and adequate consumer protection, access to health care through BadgerCare, and technical assistance to help with necessary innovations and improvements.

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