American Dairy Coalition Inc.
PO Box 10976, Green Bay, WI 54307-0976
Telephone:  1.920.965.6070
E-mail: ​info@americandairycoalitioninc.com 

ADC Founder, Laurie Fischer and Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan

  • Sustain a reliable stable workforce (a dairy guest worker program)

  • Protect dairy business investment and create greater certainty for development (streamline and reduce EPA overreach)


  • Increase consumer trust and confidence in milk through innovation, entrepreneurship and compassion
Representing the united voice for America's milk producers, processors and supply chain committed to growth and expansion through federal dairy policy and growing worldwide demand for American dairy products.

UPCOMING  EVENTS

Your Trusted Voice

We are the voice of progressive, modern dairy, livestock and agriculture farmers in the nation.  We are an industry organization led by farmers.  This ensures those most effected by governmental policy have a vehicle to protect their interest and ensure the growth and future livelihood of the industry. The American Dairy Coalition focuses on federal dairy, agriculture, and livestock policy.  Successful policy making, in order to best serve our industry, must start in Washington.  We focus only on top priority issues in order to remain nimble and quickly adapt to the ever changing federal policy making environment.  To ensure the dairy, livestock and agriculture industry’s voice is heard, a consistent presence on a federal level is vital, not only to make sure the right policies are passed, but to ensure they remain protected from activist’s attempts to overturn them.

  • Introduce coalition members and our issues to key federal and state policy makers and educate them about ADC’s objectives and why our objectives are so critical to the future of dairy farming in the United States

  • Real-time updates to coalition members on critical federal policy changes, regulatory rules, and farm situations

Check back soon for upcoming events!

OUR GOALS

L to R: Leah Ziemba – Michael Best; Deric DuQuaine – MilkSource; Reince Preibus – Chief of Staff for President Trump;  Laurie Fischer - ADC

OUR MISSION

OUR COMMITMENT

INDUSTRY COMMENTARY

​​​Yes, but who is going to milk the cows?

Laurie Fischer, ADC  |  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Ron Johnson introduces bill to create state-run guest worker program
​Jessie Opoien  |  The Capital Times


Allow peaceful, law-abiding working immigrants out of the shadows
​Laurie Fischer, ADC  |  The Hill


​​​DAIRY Act expands H-2A for year-round use

Jacqui Fatka  |  Feedstuffs

​​Rep. Duffy introduces new immigration reform policy
​Wisconsin State Farmer


Dairy farmers focused on policy and price at Central Plains Dairy Expo
Michelle Rock  |  Agweek

​Dairy Groups Calls Labor Shortage a Crisis, Wants Immigration Reform​ (article + audio)

WNAX Radio  |  Featuring Laurie Fischer, ADC


Are you protected?

​​Laurie Fischer, ADC  |  Progressive Dairyman


200 Organizations Remind President of Rural Infrastructure Needs
Press Release from Farm Credit Council
​Letter signed by ADC


Immigration enforcement executive orders causing fear
Featuring commentary from Laurie Fischer, ADC
Jacqui Fatka  |  Feedstuffs

What To Do If ICE Comes Knocking​
Featuring commentary from Laurie Fischer, ADC
Anna-Lisa Laca  |  Farm Journal's MILK​

Immigrant labor: Policy changes, some hype heightening dairy concerns
Featuring commentary from Laurie Fischer, ADC
​Dave Natzke  |  Progressive Dairyman

​Dairy Industry Groups React Favorably to Perdue USDA Nomination

Jim Dickrell  |  Farm Journal's MILK

​2017: Some ideas and opportunities
​​John Oncken  |  Wisconsin State Farmer


American Dairy Coalition: a year in review & the future! (audio interview)
Ag Inspirations

Wisconsin needs immigrants to fuel growth
Wisconsin State Journal editorial

​American Dairy Coalition Grows

Larry Lee  |  Brownfield Ag News

All farmers should share their stories to build understanding

Bill Eberle  |  Fond du Lac Reporter


Mexico is huge market for Wisconsin cheese
Laurie Fischer, ADC  |  ​Wisconsin State Journal


Donald Trump’s Deportation Plan Could Devastate The U.S. Farm Industry
Featuring commentary from Laurie Fischer, ADC
Joseph Erbentraut  |  The Huffington Post


​​​​​​​​It Seems to Me: CAFO rap unfair
Kristin Solum  |  Leader-Telegram

ADC comments to the EPA as a response to “Draft Ecological Risk Assessment: Atrazine, Simazine, and Propazine Registration Review.”

​Laurie Fischer, ADC

ADC's Proposal for a State-Sponsored Visa Program

State-sponsored visas:
a new non-immigrant visa category created by Congress—alongside the current visa programs—to allow states to sponsor foreign workers, investors, and entrepreneurs to live and work in their states.

State-centered approach:
The Federal government has consistently shown itself incapable of predicting the labor needs of the states, and states have more local knowledge of the types of workers and immigrants that they need.

Logistics:
Similar to the current employer-sponsored system, states would petition the federal government to ask it to issue visas to immigrants that they wish to sponsor.

Visa Types:
States would be able to use visas to sponsor immigrants using any criteria that suited their states—high or low-skilled workers, investors, or entrepreneurs—as long as they met the federal health and criminal requirements for admission.

Role of Federal Government: The Federal government would have oversight over the system. They would conduct background checks, do interviews, and issue the visas.

Constitutionality:
Congress has plenary power over immigration and can choose to admit (or not admit) any foreign person based on whatever criterion it chooses. In this case, the criterion would be sponsorship by a state.

Examples from Other Countries:
Canada has a provincial nominee program that allows provinces to sponsor immigrants. Similar programs are used in Germany and Australia.

Enforcement:
Immigrants are only eligible to renew their status which expires after 3 years if they comply with the rules, work only in the state sponsored them, and have the state re-sponsor them for the visa again.

Across state lines:
While individuals would be required to work in the state that sponsored them, this is actually somewhat less difficult than under the current employer-sponsored worker programs, which force them to work for a single firm. The program allows states to enter into compacts with other states to share workers under the same set of rules.

Limitations:
Each state would be guaranteed 2,500 visas, and a share of a pool of 125,000 visas (another 2,500 per state) based on the population of the state.

Benefits:
This program would not include citizenship, and it restricts access to all welfare, tax credits, and entitlements like health care.

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Download State-Based Visa Program talking points here.

Learn more about ADC's work on immigration issues 
 here.

OUR CURRENT TOP PRIORITY: IMMIGRATION ISSUES.