Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 18 | April 10, 2020

UW–Madison Diagnostic Labs Adjust, Suspend Services

Some of the services offered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s diagnostic laboratories have been temporarily adjusted or suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Details are below. UW Insect Diagnostic Lab Open for insect/arthropod identification services for residents of Wisconsin. Digital photos are highly encouraged. Physical…

2020 Walk Wisconsin Event Cancelled

Please see the following message from Sara Brish, Executive Director of the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau regarding this year’s event. With a heavy heart, I am writing to inform you of our decision to cancel Walk Wisconsin 2020, which was scheduled for…

Employment Issues and the Coronavirus: WPVGA Offers Webinar for Members on Tuesday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Employment Issues and the Coronavirus: An Overview of the FFCRA, the CARES Act, and Practical Workplace Recommendations For Farms. Every day seems to bring a new and challenging employment issue, law, or set of circumstances during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will sort through…

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…

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