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Child Care Counts COVID-19 Emergency Payment Program

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) will start accepting applications for Child Care Counts COVID-19 Emergency Payment Program: Period 3 beginning June 29 – July 10, 2020. This program is to support the costs of retaining staff and reopening child care programs as Wisconsin’s workforce returns to work. Funds are required to be […]

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COVID-19 Response: Positive Youth Development

The Positive Youth Development Institute prepares the youth of today to become effective, empathetic leaders of tomorrow. Our research-based programs give young people the hands-on experiences they need to develop an understanding of themselves and the world. From teens advising local government to Wisconsin 4-H clubs, we offer diverse educational opportunities that put youth on […]

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AG Kaul Warns of and Outlines How to Identify Contact Tracing Scammers

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is warning residents about potential scammers using critical contact tracing to steal personal information from unsuspecting Wisconsinites. “Contact tracing is a key part of the effort to reduce transmission of the coronavirus, but it’s important to know that scammers may try to pose as contact tracers,” said […]

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Cyclospora in Bagged Salad Mix Sold in the Midwest

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections apparently linked to ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco grocery store brand bagged “garden salads” containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco grocery stores have recalled their store brand bagged salads specifically labeled as “garden salads” and sold in mid-western states. Click […]

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Message to Our Community 

We are heartbroken by the senseless loss of yet another Black life, a reflection of the ongoing systemic racism and the broader social and economic injustices in our country. As members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Outagamie County community, we concur with the words of Karl Martin, Dean of Extension in his statement on […]

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UW Resources and Helpful Tools to Accurately Complete CFAP Payment Applications

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) authorizes direct payments to farmers in response to market disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Crop production in 2019 and unpriced crop inventories for corn, soybeans, oats, and sorghum on January 15, 2020 are eligible. Corn, soybean, and oat crops harvested as silage are also eligible for payments after they […]

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2020 Scissors Clip Results

2020 SCISSORS CLIP RESULTS Alfalfa samples will be collected on Mondays and Thursdays and analyzed with results posted on Tuesday and Fridays on the Scissors Clip Hotline (920)-832-4769 and updated in the table below. More information from around the state can be found at  https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/scissorsclip/. Date Farm Height/Maturity Level PEAQ/Lab Result 5-14-20 Sugar Creek Farm – […]

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Small Business Association to Begin Accepting Loan Applications

The Small Business Administration (SBA) was given direction in the CARES Act to modify their loan program for economic injury disaster loans (EIDL) to offer loans of up to $2 million and emergency grants of up to $10,000 for businesses affected by COVID-19. However, the first round of EIDL funding for COVID-19 did not allow […]

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