Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 25 | May 5, 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…

Compeer Financial Seeking General Use Grant Applications

Grants will be Awarded to Organizations in Ill., Minn. And Wis. Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, is now accepting grant applications for the General Use Grant program. General Use Grants fund initiatives and organizations whose work enriches agriculture…

USDA Announces Additional Food Purchase Plans

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of $470 million in Section 32 food purchases to occur in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, in addition to purchases previously announced, which will enable USDA to purchase surplus food for distribution to communities…

Attorney General Kaul Revokes High Capacity Well Opinion

By Jordan Lamb, DeWitt LLP On Friday, May 1, 2020, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul issued a letter telling DNR Secretary Cole that he is withdrawing the 2016 Attorney General Opinion related to high-capacity well permitting, which was issued by then Attorney General, Brad Schimel.…

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.…

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