The shift will eliminate the need for annual state license fees, which will be replaced by three-year federal licenses, along with the flexibility to use private run sampling and testing services, rather than the state's $250 testing fee.
DATCP allows residents to sell goods baked in a private kitchen as long as the primary ingredient is flour, such as cookies or bread, but prohibits the sale of non-flour-based goods like macarons and flour-less or gluten-free items — as well as many non-baked items.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources failed to follow state law and its own rules, according to a legislative review of the state’s $28.1 million recycling program.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Thursday that it has placed the unnamed farm under quarantine and is working with local, state and federal authorities to investigate the outbreak and assist with carcass disposal and cleaning.
An emergency rule from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Affairs prohibits landlords from charging late fees for 90 days after the end of the public health emergency, which is set to expire May 26.
With some exceptions, retailers are not allowed to raise prices more than 15% higher than what prices were pre-emergency.
The bill follows criticism by agricultural groups that previous DATCP committees failed to include direct input from farmers.
About five months after being told by state inspectors that they needed to make costly upgrades to their cider press operation, the owners of Maple Ridge Orchard say they have come to an agreement they feel is much more tolerable.
The DATCP board will discuss the farm siting rules during its meeting Thursday, but it is not expected to hold a vote before the proposal's statement of scope expires in February.
Evers has signed into law a bill that aims to assist farmers, processors and retailers in the state’s rapidly expanding hemp industry.
The lawsuit from Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, filed in Dane County Circuit Court, represents the latest instance where Evers has faced pressure to be more transparent.
State Senate Republicans voted to oust Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Brad Pfaff.…
Brad Pfaff has led the agriculture department since January.
State inspectors say the upgrades are necessary to maintain public health standard, while orchard owners argue their cider press should remain exempt from regulations.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has spent the last three years drafting revisions to farm siting regulations.
Agriculture and dairy markets continue to struggle, as uncooperative weather and the unpredictability of trade wars add to the stress farmers face in southwestern Wisconsin.
When is a Wisconsin hunting license or fishing license not the real thing? When licenses are offered through scamming websites.
The state's never-ending attack against the invasive gypsy moth will begin in a couple of weeks in Wisconsin.
An old money maker for Wisconsin farmers years ago could turn into a money maker for new growers today.
If unwanted phone calls are good for anything, they certainly keep the staff busy at the state's consumer protection agency.
Elongate hemlock scale, or EHS, attacks more than 40 species of conifers, feeding on the underside of their needles and sapping them of nutrients.
Evers announced on Friday that he has appointed Craig Thompson, executive director of the Wisconsin Transportation Development Association, to serve as secretary of the Department of Transportation.
If you are in a giving mood this holiday season, make sure the organization you plan to give to is legitimate.