Wisconsin Farm Bureau is dedicated to monitoring the COVID-19 situation while assessing how it may impact farmers and rural communities and provide resources as they become available.
Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #12 on March 24 aka the Safer at Home Order. Please note that farmers, farm workers and others in agriculture do not require documentation to travel to and from work.
The Farm Bureau office in Madison is closed to all visitors, including Farm Bureau members; however WFBF staff will continue to serve members by working from home.
Learn more about COVID-19 by visiting the CDC website.
New! Learn more about the CARES Act and how it will impact food and agriculture.
If you are experiencing challenges related to COVID-19 and have ideas on how elected officials can help, please call or email your state and federal legislators. If you aren’t sure who your legislators are, you can use the ‘Find Your Legislator’ section at the bottom of this page.
You can also contact DATCP’s Farm Center for resources and information on how to navigate challenges on the farm. The Farm Center staff are available from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m M-F and can be contacted via phone at 1-800-942-2474 or email at email@example.com.
COVID-19 Online Form:
WFBF is committed to being a voice for farmers and Farm Bureau members through these trying times. Media representatives and elected officials have been asking for stories of how farmers are reacting to or challenged by COVID-19. WFBF is looking for positive stories on how farmers and ag professionals are stepping up to the plate during these trying times and stories about challenges that are being faced in rural communities. Your stories will be helpful in relaying the wants and needs of our rural communities.
Please share your stories or concerns and challenges using the link below.
Learn more about theCOVID-19 resources that are available for farmers and ag professionals on the federal, state and local levels.
What has Wisconsin Farm Bureau been doing on behalf of members? The WFBF staff has been working hard to continue giving farmers a voice and advocating for solutions.
- WFBF joined a letter with several other state agriculture groups in asking the USDA to use buying power on dairy products.
- The governmental relations team is in the process of setting up legislative conference calls with elected officials.
- WFBF sent a letter to all members of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation urging their support of ensuring farmers are eligible for the Small Business Administration’s Emergency Economic Injury Grant program.
- Farm Bureau staff members attend weekly conference calls hosted by DATCP to learn and share information.
- Wisconsin Farm Bureau staff also participate in weekly phone calls with American Farm Bureau to share state-specific needs related to COVID-19.
The WFBF event calendar will be updated daily to reflect event cancellations or modifications. WFBF will also maintain a list of event cancellations that will be updated regularly.