Baldwin Farmer Appointed to Doyle's Global Warming Task Force

A Baldwin dairy producer has been appointed to serve on Governor Jim Doyle's Global Warming Task Force. John Vrieze, owner of Baldwin and Emerald Dairies, and president of the Dairy Business Association, will serve on the panel with other key leaders to examine the challenges global warming poses for Wisconsin's economic and environmental health.

The task force will analyze solutions to global warming, based on local and national research, in order to generate a state-wide plan of action to present to the Governor that will reduce Wisconsin's contribution to global warming.

"With our vast agricultural and forestry resources, our strong research institutions, and our strong manufacturing base, I want the Midwest to become the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy-with Wisconsin at the forefront," Governor Doyle said.

DBA Director Laurie Fischer says it is important to the state's dairy industry to have a seat at the table on the task force because of the impact the group's decisions could have on area farmers.

Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection .

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