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Something Special from Wisconsin Releases New Line of “Boxes of Fun” for Mother’s Day

MADISON – Following previous successful holiday promotions, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announces a new “Boxes of Fun” series through the Something Special from Wisconsin (SSfW) program. These curated boxes make it easy for Wisconsin consumers to give fun, unique Mother’s Day gifts while supporting local Wisconsin businesses. Boxes can […]

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DATCP Partners with Retailers to Prevent Scammers Collecting Gift Card Payments

MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is collaborating with Walmart, the Wisconsin Grocers Association, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association to stop gift card scammers in their tracks. DATCP will provide interested Wisconsin retailers, grocers, and convenience stores with free signage upon […]

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Consumers Warned About Possible Health Insurance Enrollment Scams

MADISON – Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary-designee Randy Romanski are urging Wisconsin consumers to be wary of robocalls and suspicious sales calls ahead of the new enrollment period on Healthcare.gov. The Biden Administration recently reopened enrollment for potential new participants in health insurance programs covered […]

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State Issues $10 Million in Additional Food Relief Grants

MADISON – Two of Wisconsin’s largest hunger relief organizations will share an additional $10 million in state grants aimed at helping to aid residents experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hunger Task Force and Feeding Wisconsin will each receive $5 million, Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection […]

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Local Food Pantry Receives Funding for COVID-19 Relief

RACINE, WISCONSIN: Recently the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) released the recipients of funding through the Food Security Initiative.  Local organization, FINAO, Inc., is one of 17 food banks and other nonprofit organizations selected to receive nearly $5 million through the COVID-19 Food Security Network Support Grant.  The funding aims to […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $41.6 Million Distributed Through Wisconsin Farm Support Program

Gov. Tony Evers announced yesterday that nearly 12,000 Wisconsin farmers received a total of $41.6 million through the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, a joint program between the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). Each recipient received a $3,500 payment.   “Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin […]

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DATCP Conducts More Than 1,100 Food Safety Checks Throughout Wisconsin

To ensure a secure food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) over the last six weeks has conducted more than 1,100 food safety checks with restaurants, manufacturers and retailers to resolve issues and reinforce best practices. To comply with the state’s restrictions on nonessential travel, […]

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DATCP, DWD Connect the Dots With Job Training for Wisconsin Farmers

Earlier today, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary-designee Caleb Frostman addressed a meeting of the Board of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). During the meeting, Frostman announced that DATCP and DWD have revived joint efforts to assist farmers in need of job training.  “Wisconsin farmers contribute greatly to the […]

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Wisconsin’s Role in Protecting the U.S. Pork Supply from African Swine Fever

Since the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) started in Asia last year, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has been working with industry partners to protect the U.S. pork supply. ASF has not been confirmed in North America and aggressive measures across the nation have been implemented to prevent the […]

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Newly Proposed DATCP Rules Put Thousands of Dogs and Puppies at Risk

WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) and other shelters statewide are voicing strong opposition to newly proposed Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) regulations that they believe will have a devasting effect on homeless dogs and Wisconsin families. WHS is asking supporters to email Angela Fisher (angela.fisher1@wisconsin.gov) at DATCP with any concerns […]