The Dairy Business Association (DBA) has endorsed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the upcoming recall election.

According to a DBA news release, Walker has not only been a champion of the state's dairy industry, but an active participant in crafting policies that promote the economic expansion of one of Wisconsin's leading industries.

DBA was the first state-wide agricultural organization to endorse Walker in 2010.

"Governor Walker earned DBA's endorsement in the summer of 2010 because our Association believed that he was best qualified to manage the business of the State by making the tough decisions Wisconsin needed in order to succeed. He has clearly demonstrated the same strong and conscientious work ethic that our farmers have and has put Wisconsin back on the right track," says DBA President Jerry Meissner. "For these reasons and many more, DBA strongly supports and stands with Governor Walker once again."

During the legislative session, Walker helped usher in legislation to streamline permitting processes, create greater efficiencies for transporting agricultural commodities and generate a business-friendly tax and regulatory climate.

Walker has also implemented programs to help increase milk production to supply Wisconsin cheese-makers with a sufficient amount of milk to operate at full capacity.

"Governor Walker has recognized the importance of a vibrant dairy industry in Wisconsin and has pro-actively created initiatives that will foster the continued growth of our industry," added Laurie Fischer, DBA's Executive Director. "DBA enthusiastically supports Governor Walker in the recall election."

The recall election will take place on June 5.