Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 16 | April 3, 2020

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) FAQs Related to the COVID-19 Impact on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry

Q.        I have been contacted by several customers that purchased produce from me requesting extensions to our payment terms or to make partial payments as a result of the economic turmoil relating to the COVID-19 emergency.  I understand the predicament my customers…

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…

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…

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…

Spud Seed Classic will be held as scheduled on June 19

No changes to the event are planned.  The WSPIA asks that everyone please respect Bass Lake Golf Course’s guidelines on social distancing as well as any other regulations in place for everyone’s safety. Click here to download Sponsorship Commitment Form

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