Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 14 | March 27, 2020

NPC Launches #EssentialAg Campaign

U.S. Potato Industry Members, First of all I want to thank all of you for working so hard to meet the spike in retail demand for potatoes and for all of your hard work getting a new crop in the ground. We saw historically high…

Regulatory Changes – H-2A, FDA Labeling and Hours of Service

ust a brief update on several relevant regulatory changes we have been working on in regard to the pandemic response. In regard to the H-2A program, the State Department provided the following notice last night that should assist in clearing some of the recent bottlenecks.  The…

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…

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