The Volunteers for Agriculture Committee has endorsed Justice Rebecca Bradley in the April 5 election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
“Justice Rebecca Bradley has a firm understanding of the issues that are important to farmers, especially when it comes to private property rights,” said Annette Trescher, a Monroe County dairy farmer and chair of the Volunteers for Agriculture Committee. “More importantly, we believe Justice Bradley to be a jurist who will read and interpret the law as it’s written by the legislative and executive branches and not look for meaning that is not there.”
“After interviewing both candidates we believe her judicial philosophy will be important if we ever have to defend the Right to Farm Law, use value assessment of farmland, livestock siting and other issues necessary to sustain and promote farming and agriculture,” Trescher added.
Comprised of 18 farmers from across the state, the Volunteers for Agriculture Committee is the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s political action committee. The Volunteers for Agriculture 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, representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.