Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 12 | March 20, 2020

United Potato Growers Focus on Feeding the Nation

Working Together Through the Crisis During these unsettling times and amid the fast-moving and ever-changing environment that we now find ourselves facing, United Potato Growers of America is working with our membership to apply rational thinking, keep markets as stable as possible, manage our supplies,…

DOT Coronavirus Message

DOT Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak (HERE) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in…

Wisconsin Government Relations Update: COVID-19 Response — Updated March 19, 2020

By Wes Webendorfer and Jordan Lamb, DeWitt LLP Federal Government Enacts FFCRA and Considers Cash Payments to Taxpayers FFCRA Enacted: On March 18, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which among other things, provides paid sick leave, unemployment benefits, free coronavirus testing,…

United Fresh Produce Association

A message from Tom Stenzel, President & CEO March 19, 2020 6:45 pm EDT/3:45 pm PDT Dear produce industry member, Thank you for all you and your teams are doing to keep the food supply moving. As I’ve visited grocery stores in the Washington, DC…

COVID-19 is not foodborne or food-transmitted, Purdue specialist says – Vegetable Growers News

Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. However, in the face of the current nationwide COVID-19 outbreak, many questions about…

Webinar: What Ag Producers Need to Know about COVID19

Summary Coronavirus has gained attention worldwide as an emerging infectious disease. This webinar is intended to share evidence-based information about COVID19 and to help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm. Intended Audience Agricultural producers, ranchers, farmers, farmworkers, veterinarians, Extension personnel, rural health…

2020 Food Safety Open Forum Seminar to be Held Online

As part of the 2020 Food Safety training, WPVGA is offering an open forum seminar that includes presentations and information on various aspects related to the Wisconsin potato and vegetable industry. Those topics include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Produce Sustainability Alliance (PSA), Social…

2020 Promotions Retreat Rescheduled

As a result of Covid-19 and in accordance with recommendations to abide by social distancing guidelines, the WPVGA Promotions Retreat has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 4th – Friday, June 5th. The event will remain at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. If you…

Food Safety – COVID-19 Update from United Fresh Produce Association

Food safety, and especially fresh produce safety, professionals deal with crises and challenges on a daily basis. It’s pretty much part of the job description. But I don’t think anyone could have anticipated anything like this. So here’s some general resources, followed by those that…

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