Farmers attend Ag Day at Capitol

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Farmers from all across the state ascended on the Capitol for Ag Day on Wednesday.

More than 300 farmers from across the state attended the conference at the Monona Terrace.

They headed to the Capitol building to talk to legislators about the issues facing the industry.

The topics included the state budget, water quality initiatives, and industrial hemp..

The president of the Green County Farm Bureau said it’s a great way to share how legislation directly affects farmers.

“This day is really important, because it is an opportunity for us to get together as a like-minded group of people and talk to our state representatives and senators around the specific issues affecting agriculture in rural communities today, said Ben Huber, president of the Green County Farm Bureau.

Huber said he wants legislators to use the Green County Farm Bureau as a resource when tackling issues regarding agriculture.