Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 24 | May 1, 2020

Governor Evers Hoping to Announce Ag Assistance Details Next Week

Wisconsin farmers and others in the agricultural industry could know as soon as next week if they will be receiving any direct assistance from the state to make up for losses attributed to the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s what Governor Tony Evers told members of the…

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…

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…

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

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…

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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