Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 22 | April 24, 2020

UW–Madison CALS experts available to discuss COVID-19 impacts

Below is a list of experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) who are available to discuss impacts of COVID-19 and provide tips and information related to some of the challenges posed by the pandemic. More CALS experts can…

USDA to Purchase $3 Billion in Ag Commodities

USDA is holding an informational webinar for interested participants Tuesday, April 21, 2020, to provide an overview of the program and instructions for submitting offers. (A recording will be available.) The website also has information about how to email questions and subscribe for updates. April…

Governor Evers Announces Badger Bounce Back Plan

Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin’s “Badger Bounce Back” plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to…

Farmers and PPP

Farmers who believe that they are eligible but who didn’t make the first round, should get ready to re-apply.  Congress could authorize the new funds as early as Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Farmers with employees are eligible for loans through the recently approved federal Payroll…

DATCP Offers Produce Safety Program Virtually During COVID-19

To continue serving Wisconsin produce farmers during the public health emergency, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is offering virtual On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRRs), a program that helps growers prepare to comply with the Produce Safety Rule. An OFRR is a non-regulatory…

COVID-19 Resource Center – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP have published the following articles related to agribusiness and COVID-19: COVID-19 Food Safety Advice Published by WHO and EU Commission Agricultural Eligibility under the CARES Act – EIDL and PPP COVID-19: Resource for Supply Shortages

Farmers’ Guide to COVID-19 Relief

April 15, 2020 Announcing the Farmers’ Guide to COVID-19 Relief. Several of the programs discussed in this Guide are the product of the CARES Act—technically known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act became law on March 27, 2020. This…

Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” Order is Extended and Modified

By Jordan Lamb and Wes Webendorfer, DeWitt LLP On April 16, 2020, Wisconsin Secretary-designee of the Department of Health Services, Andrea Palm, issued Emergency Order #28 at the direction of Governor Tony Evers. This new Order extends Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” Order until 8:00 a.m.…

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…

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