Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) is a union representing 2,200 families and 28 local chapters.  WFU is a member of the National Farmers Union. WFU supports left-of-center political positions, including a variety of subsidies for farmers, legislation to combat climate change, and anti-trust regulations.
In 2021, the Wisconsin Farmers Union released a list of state legislative policy priorities, which included a $20 million subsidy to connect farmers and food banks, implementation of a program to contract farmers to provide food for schools and businesses, subsidies for farmer mental health programs, a $400,000 marketing subsidy fund for businesses that use Wisconsin agriculture products, and grants to farmers who abide by clean water standards. 
WFU supports the enforcement of federal anti-trust laws to break up monopolies, which it claims have reduced the number of small farms in Wisconsin. The union claims that the agriculture industry has excessively consolidated and is suppressing wages and raising prices.  WFU supported President Joe Biden’s July 2021 executive order to promote competition in the economy.  
WFU supports government investments in meatpacking infrastructure to increase supply and break an alleged current oligopoly in the industry.  It also supports Dairy Together, a program supported by numerous organizations to regulate dairy farm size and break industry consolidation. 
WFU supports providing driver’s licenses, medical care, and public education to illegal immigrants, as well as temporary visas for immigrant workers and an easier pathway to citizenship. 
To support farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic, WFU supported numerous bills, including the Small Packer Overtime and Holiday Fee Relief for COVID-19 Act, which would reduce U.S. Department of Agriculture fees,  and the Strengthening Local Processing Act, which would increase federal subsidies for meat processing inspection costs. 
Prior to 2021, WFU supported Congressional redistricting in Wisconsin to combat one of the “most gerrymandered maps in the nation.” The union supported the so-called “People’s Map.” 
Trade and Subsidies
In 2019, WFU president Darin Von Ruden criticized President Donald Trump for claiming that he had helped farmers by increasing subsidies. Von Ruden claimed that farmers are generally opposed to government subsidies and that new subsidies were more than offset by losses to farmers caused by trade war responses to increased tariffs implemented under the Trump administration. 
WFU supports government efforts to combat climate change. 
Wisconsin Farmers Union provides grants to local chapters, usually between $300 and $600, but potentially more than $1,000. 
WFU runs the Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation, a grantmaking nonprofit, which provides grants of less than $2,000 to local farming organizations. 
Protest at Madison
Wisconsin Farmers Union policy coordinator Vivienne Kerley-de la Cruz is an outspoken activist for liberal immigration policies. While attending Grinnell College, Kerley-de la Cruz interned at Immigrant Allies where she created a program that provided IDs to thousands of local immigrants. During the 2020 elections, Kerley-de la Cruz volunteered in Texas during the primaries and in Georgia during the U.S. Senate run-off.