Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 16 | April 3, 2020

Produce Safety Online Course

Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocol a Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety (FSMA-PSR) grower training class will be offered online on April 21 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The requirement that growers attend these trainings in person will return once COVID-19 restrictions are…

Gov. Evers Announces Second Package of Comprehensive Legislative Proposals Providing COVID-19 Relief and Support

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced a second package of comprehensive legislative proposals that would provide critical investments in health services, support for essential workers, and assistance for Wisconsin families and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor’s announcement today comes just…

CARES Act Resources & Practical Advice for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

DeWitt law firm has assembled information and links for CARES Act Resources & Practical Advice for Small Businesses and Nonprofits. Financial Institutions will begin accepting loan applications on April 3, 2020. Please click this link for more information on CARES Act resources: http://dewittllp.com/news-education/posts/2020/04/01/financial-institutions-will-begin-accepting-loan-applications-on-4.3.2020-cares-act-resources-practical-advice-for-small-businesses-and-nonprofits Businesses and…

NPC Coronavirus Report – 03/31/20 Update

Stimulus Bill Last week, Congress has passed a $2.2 trillion “Phase 3” stimulus bill that includes funding for agriculture. In particular, $9.5 billion is targeted for specialty crops, livestock and other impacted commodities. Yesterday, NPC joined with 74 other specialty crop associations on a letter…

FFCRA Updates for Employers

The legal team at DeWitt has put together the following two articles that may be helpful in analyzing how the FFCRA applies to employers: President Signs the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passed by the Senate – So, What are the New Time Off Obligations…

COVID-19 Update

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has created a toolkit for farmers and agricultural businesses to help them plan and implement their response to COVID-19.Please note: as circumstances continue to evolve, this toolkit and webpage will be continually updated.

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…

Temporary Laborers/Trucking & Transportation FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Temporary Laborers and H-2A, H-2B, or CW-1 visas Link to the US Department of Labor’s, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/pdf/DOL-OFLC_COVID-19_FAQs_Round%201_03.20.2020.pdf Trucking/Transportation Likely you are aware of the over-weight certificates being granted by many state DOT’s. Well…

Supply Chain Update

In the midst of ever changing and unprecedented times, UPGA wanted to share the most recent intelligence as it applies to Supply Chain COVID-19 guidance. This may be duplicative for some, but we wanted to be sure and share with our members important and helpful…

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