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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    ‘Rural Realities’ Podcast to Focus on Farmer Stress, AdaptabilityRelease Date: June 22, 2020            Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, Public Information Officer, 608-224-5041richard.hummell@wi.gov   MADISON – Given the variety of ongoing challenges facing the agriculture industry, from low prices and uncertain markets to inclement weather and COVID-19, it’s no surprise Wisconsin farmers and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    Julia Nunes Selected as 73rd Alice in DairylandRelease Date: June 20, 2020          Media Contact: Rick Hummell, Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5041Richard.Hummell@wisconsin.gov  DELAVAN – Julia Nunes has been selected as Wisconsin’s 73rd Alice in Dairyland. In this position, Nunes will work as a communications professional for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    DATCP to Resume Modified Produce Safety Inspections Release Date: June 23, 2020 Media Contact: Kevin Hoffman, Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5005, kevin.hoffman@wi.gov MADISON—Produce Safety staff at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will resume modified operations beginning the week of June 29. Routine compliance inspections were halted ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 23, 2020Contact:Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683 Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683 COVID-19 Activity Level Data DashboardDHS launches new data dashboard to help make data-informed local decisions The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) launched a new data dashboard today designed to give Wisconsinites the tools they need to most effectively respond to ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2020Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 Gov. Evers Announces Badger Bounce Back Plan MADISON — 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 ...read more
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    Monday, April 20, 2020
     Release Date: April 20, 2020Media Contact: Kevin Hoffman, DATCP Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5005MADISON — 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 ...read more
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    Friday, April 03, 2020
     Online Exam Available for Temporary Pesticide Applicator CertificationRelease Date: April 2, 2020 Media Contact: Leeann Duwe, Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5130MADISON – A new online exam is available for individuals to become temporarily certified until October 31 as a commercial pesticide applicator. This video details how to sign-up for the exam, developed in partnership with the ...read more
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