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You saved Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grants!

Thank you and congratulations! Due to overwhelming support for the state’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee just restored the funding on a 16-0 vote!

While the Governor’s budget had eliminated the grants program, this decision reverses that and puts money back into the program. With this funding, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is expected to be able to accept grant applications sometime this year!

For every person who called their legislators and told them that the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program has a proven track record for creating jobs and economic development, you made the difference. Thank you for taking two minutes to make that call and showing just how many people care about local food systems. Together, we did it!