Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association



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Volume 12, Issue 28 | May 15, 2020

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Safer at Home Order

Attorneys Jordan K. Lamb and Wes Webendorfer, DeWitt LLP On May 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin issued a decision declaring Emergency Order #28 Safer at Home Order (“Safer at Home”) “unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable.” The Safer at Home Order was issued by the…

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USDA Posts Recording of CFAP Direct Payments Webinar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted a recording of the webinar for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) held Thursday, May 14, at 1 p.m. ET. The recording is available on…

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Farmers Encouraged to Visit Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Website

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide direct relief to producers who have suffered losses during the 2020 marketing year due to COVID-19. About the…

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Insight FS Specialists Awarded 2020 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

Bill Page of Insight FS has worked with specialty crop producers across Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for more than 40 years. It’s this dedication to customer service and agronomy expertise that has earned Page the 2020 Wisconsin Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) of the Year…

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U.S. DOT Updates Hours of Service Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the publication of its final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen…

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The WPVGA Associate Division will host the 2020 Putt-Tato Open at Bull’s Eye Country Club in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on Tuesday, July 14th. The golf outing is followed by an evening barbeque and raffle prize drawings. Sign-up now to reserve your spot! Click here to register Click here…

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Potatoes at Retail: Summary of reporting from the week ending May 8, 2020

May 11, 2020 Sales at Retail April 20 – April 26, 2020 Retail produce sales continued to increase for the week ending on April 26, 2020. Vegetables outpaced fruit sales growth for the 9th week in a row. Vegetables have been gaining on fruit for…

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Attorney General Kaul Revokes High Capacity Well Opinion

By Jordan Lamb, DeWitt LLP On Friday, May 1, 2020, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul issued a letter telling DNR Secretary Cole that he is withdrawing the 2016 Attorney General Opinion related to high-capacity well permitting, which was issued by then Attorney General, Brad Schimel.…

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USDA Announces Additional Food Purchase Plans

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of $470 million in Section 32 food purchases to occur in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, in addition to purchases previously announced, which will enable USDA to purchase surplus food for distribution to communities…

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