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New Wisconsin laws affect agriculture, conservation


A couple of new state laws will have an impact on Wisconsin’s agriculture businesses and conservation efforts. 

Friday, Governor Tony Evers signed Senate Bill 66 as Wisconsin Act 28, adjusting the maximum number of days a seasonal farm service industry employee can hold a restricted commercial driver’s license to 210 days, which matches current federal rules. The previous Wisconsin law limited the license to 180 days.

Evers also signed Assembly Bill 131 as Act 32, removing the requirement to appoint a county Farm Service Agency committee member to a county land conservation committee and replacing it with a requirement to appoint a person who is engaged in an agricultural use. 

New Wisconsin laws affect agriculture, conservation