Wisconsin Farm Bureau Board Endorses Travis Tranel for State Assembly

July 24, 2012
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.

“Travis Tranel is a strong and thoughtful voice for rural Wisconsin in our Legislature,” said Paul Zimmerman, Executive Director of Governmental Relations for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. “His real-world experience as a dairy farmer serves as a great asset both to his constituents and our state’s $59 billion agricultural industry.”

“Rep. Tranel understands the opportunities and challenges facing rural Wisconsin. Re-electing him to the Legislature is how we can put his valuable experiences to work for all of us,” 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 August 14 primary 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.

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