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COVID-19 Update

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has created a toolkit for farmers and agricultural businesses to help them plan and implement their response to COVID-19.Please note: as circumstances continue to evolve, this toolkit and webpage will be continually updated.

Temporary Laborers/Trucking & Transportation FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Temporary Laborers and H-2A, H-2B, or CW-1 visas Link to the US Department of Labor’s, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/pdf/DOL-OFLC_COVID-19_FAQs_Round%201_03.20.2020.pdf Trucking/Transportation Likely you are aware of the over-weight certificates being granted by many state DOT’s. Well…

Supply Chain Update

In the midst of ever changing and unprecedented times, UPGA wanted to share the most recent intelligence as it applies to Supply Chain COVID-19 guidance. This may be duplicative for some, but we wanted to be sure and share with our members important and helpful…

Weekly Market Commentary by Ray Grabanski

March 24, 2020 There are signs that the government response to the coronavirus pandemic may be close to ending, but the pandemic itself is not likely to end for some time.  The count in the US is at 46,450 people infected today, a number that…

Bowe Joins WPVGA Spudmobile Team

After retiring from Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) in March 2020, Dale Bowe is keeping one foot in the Wisconsin potato industry by joining the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) team. Bowe’s main duties for WPVGA will include driving the Spudmobile and helping out…

Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use

The BESS-STAIR framework was tested in 12 sites across the US Corn Belt The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management and sustainability. But limitations in existing models and satellite data…

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

Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

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Message from PMA Vice President Richard Owen

We know you’re fielding a lot of information from national and state/regional governments. In the United States, the government has determined that food and agricultural workers, along with food and agricultural supplies, are part of Critical Infrastructure Industries. Their work and these supplies are vital…

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