Wisconsin state Sen. Brad Pfaff in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on Monday, discussing a lot of different farming topics, including anti-plant milk legislation — he would call this pro-dairy milk legislation — transitioning farms, farm pollution and ways to fund fixing the roads.
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Had Pfaff try to explain the dilemma small dairy farmers have and what could be done about that, like transitioning to other crops, hydroponics and whether the state helps with that switch.
Also talked about farm pollution, like runoff, and if the state could be better regulating that.
Pfaff has legislation to not allow plant-based drinks to call themselves “milk,” so we had to hit on that topic again.
Lastly, brought up La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds’ post about being charged by the state $75 basically for owning a hybrid/electric vehicle.
Why does that exist? Also asked if if there is a better way to simply fund fixing the roads.
Ended the show quick that Pfaff and state Assembly Rep. Steve Doyle will hold a Wisconsin budget listening session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 3 at the West Salem Public Library.