Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Another big cranberry year


will have a strong cranberry harvest during 2009 according to the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA).  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is forecasting a cranberry crop of four million barrels during the upcoming fall harvest.

Though Wisconsin will not repeat its record 2008 cranberry yield, this year’s harvest is good enough to make Wisconsin the national cranberry leader.

Read more from the WSCGA. 

Late last year, I applauded an agreement that was reached between cranberry growers and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to quicken the permitting process for cranberry bogs. The agreement has helped one of the state’s largest industries expand.

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