Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 13 | March 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE:

As you have heard, Governor Tony Evers will be issuing a “safer at home” order for the State of Wisconsin TOMORROW.  We do not know the exact content of the order.  However, last week, on Friday, March 20, 2020, the WPVGA proactively requested an exemption from…

WPVGA Staff is Available and Here to Assist You

The WPVGA staff is working remotely and are available to you Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm. Don’t hesitate to contact us at our home offices as follows: Tamas Houlihan, Executive Director  715-551-0775 Dana Rady, Director of Promotions and Consumer Education  715-610-6350 Joe Kertzman,…

Message from PMA Vice President Richard Owen

We know you’re fielding a lot of information from national and state/regional governments. In the United States, the government has determined that food and agricultural workers, along with food and agricultural supplies, are part of Critical Infrastructure Industries. Their work and these supplies are vital…

Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

                                          Read more:  Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce (1)

Federal Resources for Workers, Employees, Drivers Classified as Essential

Here are some Federal resources for workers, employees, and drivers being classified as “essential.”  We anticipate most State “shelter in place” orders will mirror this guidance. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – Expanded Emergency Declaration FMCSA – Expanded Emergency Declaration Click here for Essential Food…

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,…

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