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GOP Legislators Propose UW Dairy Innovation Hub

Two Republican legislators want to spend nearly $8 million annually to create dairy research programs at three University of Wisconsin System schools.

State Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, and state Rep. Travis Tranel, R-Cuba City, are sponsoring a bill that would give the UW System $7.9 million annually to create and fund the UW Dairy Innovation Hub.

About half of the funding would go to UW-Madison to create a dairy management academy and provide support for research-related farms and labs. The remaining funds would be split between UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls for research…

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