Travis Tranel of Cuba City has been endorsed by the Volunteers for Agriculture (VFA) Committee for the 49th Assembly District. The VFA is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
“Representative Tranel in his first term in the State Assembly quickly became a leader on agricultural issues,” said Paul Zimmerman, Executive Director of Governmental Relations for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. “As a farmer, Representative Tranel could personally relate to the issues farmers across the state face each day. Farmers in southwestern Wisconsin appreciate his support for use value assessment of farmland, efforts to protect the health of Wisconsin’s livestock industry and incentives to modernize dairy and livestock farms.”
“WFBF looks forward to working with Representative Tranel next session to grow Wisconsin’s agricultural economy, which accounts for one in 10 jobs in the state,” Zimmerman said.
The 49th Assembly District consists of all of Grant County and portions of Iowa, Richland and Lafayette counties. Tranel, a Republican, faces a challenge in the November 6 general election.
The Volunteers for Agriculture Committee is comprised of 18 farmers from across the state, and was formed to give farmers a more direct role in electing leaders who best represent agriculture’s interests.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with members of every farm size, commodity and management style.