Democratic assembly candidate says rural infrastructure needs to be addressed

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Viroqua farmer Paul Buhr and his family have run their farm with 75 cows for the past 40 years. Buhr is running for the 96th Wisconsin Assembly seat as a democrat, which is being left vacant by long time Republican representative Lee Nerison, who isn't running for another term.

He says infrastructure in rural areas is a big concern.  

"But we've been ignored too long and now we have bridges that need repair, roads that are crumbling. Our institutions are going backwards because our schools, hospitals and nursing homes are subject to a formula that penalizes us because we are a rural area," Buhr said. 

Buhr said there are two other major concerns for dairy farmers including exports, which could be affected if a trade war started, and where labor will come from if dairy operations expand.

Buhr is on the national board of Holstein Association USA, as well as Chair of a National Genetics Committee that charts the genetics of Holstein cows.

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