WEST SALEM, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Members of the La Crosse County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting at Village Park in West Salem Sunday.
The picnic-style gathering was a way for area farmers to talk policy, and local and state issues surrounding the agriculture community.
Their ideas are then brought to the state level and lobbied for in the state legislature.
Members say these meetings give farmers a voice.
"In order to keep our membership, and increase, we need to get together once in a while so we can talk, show what we're doing, show what we're all about and hopefully get some more people involved," said Paul Wehrs, president of the La Crosse County Farm Bureau.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation said agriculture is a $60 billion industry in the state.
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