DATCP Announces Details for WI Farm Support Program

MADISON – Following extensive discussions with agricultural stakeholders, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is announcing the timeline and eligibility requirements of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, which will provide $50 million in direct aid payments to Wisconsin farmers who have experienced losses due to COVID-19. Applications for this funding, administered […]

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Extension Green County Welcomes Hannah McMunn!

Hannah McMunn is the new Health and Well-Being Educator with Extension in Green and Lafayette Counties. She grew up in Verona, WI and graduated from Verona Area High School in 2011. She pursued her undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Hannah then went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Public […]

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Passion for Pork Program

Media Contacts: Keri Retallick, Wisconsin Pork Association Executive Vice President, (608) 778-7250 Rick Hummell, DATCP Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5041 MADISON – The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) have joined forces to start a new program connecting Wisconsin pork producers to local meat processors, consumers […]

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Considerations for Landspreading Milk Webinar

Plan to participate in the Landspreading Milk Webinar on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon.  Register by 4:30 pm, April 6 at https://go.wisc.edu/6mca3r . Some Wisconsin dairy farms have been asked by their processors to withhold delivery of milk, resulting in the need for milk or milk/manure mixtures to be applied to cropland. […]

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COVID-19: Local Government Resources

Need some assistance running an open meeting while “social distancing”? The Office of Open Government in the Wisconsin Department of Justice issued two advisories in March 2020 indicating that governmental bodies may meet remotely during the COVID-19 public health emergency and still comply with the open meetings law. The March 16 advisory states that “governmental […]

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Training for Election Poll Workers

As of March 26, 2020, on April 7, 2020, the Presidential Primary and Spring Election will proceed. Be aware that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Governor Ever’s “Safer at Home” Order that municipal clerks may have difficulty with staffing the April 2020 Election. The Election Worker Basics training recording and these materials will assist […]

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Information for Absentee Voting-April 7th

Because of COVID-19, voters are strongly urged to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary. How to Request an Absentee Ballot Online Go to https://myvote.wi.gov. Look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the […]

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COVID-19 Food Shopping Guidelines

Do you find yourself needing to tighten your budget during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Do you wonder how to determine the best purchase for your money?  Are you looking for different meal and snack ideas to use? A number of good websites have information posted for our use: Using coupons and looking for the best price […]

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COVID-19 – Agricultural Resources

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought the need for business continuity planning to the forefront.  China’s influence in agriculture is wide-ranging.  In the case of the COVID-19 public health situation, there will almost inevitably be some unexpected consequences as supplies become limited or unavailable. A farm business continuity plan will help pinpoint contingencies in […]

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COVID19 – Economic Development Resources

Some businesses have been ordered to close and others have lost revenue or shortened their hours. The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to find information on small business loans from the SBA. […]

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