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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:15 PM
    With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 World Brown Swiss Conference, originally scheduled for September 28 – October 3, Madison, WI.
  • Friday, May 15, 2020 12:38 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) announced today that the state milk assessment will be lifted for disposed milk during the COVID-19 public health emergency, from May 14th, 2020 until the end of the federal major disaster declaration made by President Trump in April.
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:47 PM
    Recognizing 91 years of success in school-based agricultural education, the Minnesota FFA will hold its annual convention virtually May 19-21. 
  • Monday, May 4, 2020 11:44 AM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration began accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications today at 12:00 PM EDT on a limited basis only, to provide relief to dairy farms and other U.S. agricultural businesses.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:05 AM
    Due to market and supply/demand changes for meat products during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is helping livestock farmers and processors in addressing these current challenges.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:43 AM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration will resume accepting loan applications for the Paycheck Protection Program beginning, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. Dairy farmers are eligible to apply for the PPP, along with a separate initiative, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, for which the application window is also imminent. Both initiatives are first-come, first-served, and funds are expected to be depleted quickly after Congress replenished them last week.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:37 AM
    Hard-working dairy farmers need to be in their barns and fields during this COVID-19 crisis, so Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW)—funded by your dairy checkoff—rapidly ramped up efforts to keep the milk moving and pivoted tactics to increase consumers’ appetites for Wisconsin dairy during quarantine. The following are some of our results to-date:
  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:55 AM
    Due to market and supply/demand changes for meat products during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is helping livestock farmers and processors in addressing these current challenges.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:50 AM
    How can a virus that measures 4.72 millionths of an inch have such an impact on the dairy industry? Mark and Bob discuss the dramatic changes in the markets we face.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:45 AM
    The newly announced Wisconsin Dairy Recovery Program—a partnership between Hunger Task Force, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection—is in full swing. The first 2,480 gallons of fresh, whole milk were delivered to Hunger Task Force on Friday and has been distributed to local food pantries.
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