Recently elected Wisconsin Farm Bureau president Joe Bragger of Independence is among three WFBF members appointed to the American Farm Bureau advisory committees.
Bragger was named to the Water Committee, Don Radtke of Merrill was appointed to the Agricultural Labor Committee and Robert Nigh of Viroqua was named to the Animal Care Committee. All of the appointments are for two-year terms.
The Water Committee will help set the organization’s policy on Clean Water Act issues, flood control, and national and regional water storage issues. It also will deal with Army Corps of Engineers efforts.
The Agricultural Labor Committee explore topics such as guest worker programs, OSHA regulations, employment taxes and health care. Radtke is a Marathon County Farm Bureau leader and former WFBF board member.
The Animal Care Commmittee will examine animal care and animal health standards, antibiotic use and livestock processing. Nigh is a dairy farmer and serves as the District 3 director on WFBF’s Board.