Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 23 | April 28, 2020

WPVGA Associate Division-Auxiliary Scholarships Available – Applications Due May 1, 2020

The WPVGA Associate Division and Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary are pleased to inform you of scholarships totaling $6,000, available to students at post-secondary institutions. The Associate Division and Auxiliary Boards of Directors will award the full $6,000, but may decide to award several smaller scholarships…

Upcoming Events

May 15 WSPIA Board Conference Call, 1:00pm May 20 WPVGA Board Conference Call, 10:00am May 26 Associate Division Board Conference Call, 11:00am May 28 Chip Committee Budget Planning Zoom Conference 1:00pm

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…

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

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,…

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