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COVID-19 and Farmers Exposure

Q: Is there any truth to the rumor that farmers and farm workers might be resistant or even immune to COVID-19?  A: No, see COVID19 & Farmer Exposure for details.


State of Dairy Markets- April 1, 2020

State of Dairy Markets – April 1, 2020  by Mark Stephenson, PhD; Director of Dairy Policy Analysis – University of Wisconsin, Madison It’s a little ironic that today is April Fools day.  Our circumstances are no joke, and I feel a need to share what we know about deteriorating dairy markets.  Nobody needs a review as to […]


DATCP DNR Milk Disposal Fact Sheet

With some milk processors sending letters to dairy farmers indicating they may be asked to dump milk due to COVID-19 issues (i.e. to many sick or quarantined employees unable to keep the plant running at full capacity), the WI Dept of Ag and the DNR have released a  Fact Sheet for farmers outlining the rules […]

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Childcare Resources for Essential Workers

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has compiled resources to help essential workers, providers, and families navigate the child care landscape during the COVID-19 crisis. Please check this out if you are considered an essential worker and are in need of childcare at this time.

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Ag Exclusion – Safer at Home

The Governors order “Safer-At-Home” exempts essential businesses and their employees like farm and other food industry workers.  The attached summary includes an example letter farm and Ag business owners may want to share with their employees to avoid potential questions.   Ag Exclusion – Safer at Home


“Can I catch Coronavirus from my cows?”

While coronavirus diseases in cattle (pre-wean scours, winter dysentery and pneumonia?) aren’t new, they’ve never been linked to people.  Moreover, there’s no evidence showing exposure to bovine coronaviruses provides any immunity to COVID19, the new coronavirus disease specific to people.  However, even though this new disease in people is highly unlikely to infect cattle, it’s […]

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“Steps for Limiting Farm Families and Farm Employees from COVID-19 Exposure”

“Steps for Limiting Farm Families and Farm Employees from COVID-19 Exposure” With the current pandemic of COVID-19, farmers are concerned about keeping themselves, their families and employees well and work to reduce the potential spread of the disease. The following are recommendations for limiting exposure from visitors to farms. If possible: Postpone or find alternative […]


Waupaca County Public Service Message (Press Release)

Waupaca County Public Service Message:  In a proactive effort to keep the community informed with the most current and reliable information regarding the public response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are providing the following information. We are calling on media agencies to report this information as widely as possible. Additionally, we continue to urge the community […]