Weekly eNewsletter | March 22, 2021 | Volume 155
Save the Date: WLIC Annual Meeting - April 8th
Due to ongoing health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and large group gatherings, the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) Board of Directors has decided to host its annual member meeting using a virtual platform again this year. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please register in advance at www.wiid.org no later than April 2, 2020. You will receive a link to join the virtual meeting prior to April 8th.

During the meeting, members will hear from Wisconsin Department of Agriculture staff, and will also hear a recap of 2020 activities and results.
U.S. and Canada Develop Trade Protocol as ASF Spreads
As African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread and reemerge in countries overseas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced March 16 that they have developed a protocol to help ensure bilateral trade will continue if ASF is detected in feral swine in either country, while still absent from domestic swine.
April 8 - WLIC Annual Meeting
America spends what percentage of their disposable income on food?

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Plan Ahead! Expect Shipping Delays!
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions affecting the production of tags, as well as slower shipping times with all carriers, there may be a delay in fulfilling and shipping your tag order. Please plan to add an additional 10 to 15 days to produce and ship your order – which means orders could take up to 25 days from the date ordered for delivery with standard shipping. (Under normal circumstances, it takes about 10 to 15 days to receive your order.)

We encourage you to plan ahead and allow for the additional shipping times. Please reach out to the WLIC Team if you have any questions or concerns.
Burnett County Deer Herd Depopulated Due to CWD
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a white-tail deer herd at a Burnett County breeding farm that tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in 2020 was depopulated on March 3, 2021. None of the remaining 14 deer tested positive for the disease.
Gov. Evers Hosts Roundtable on Economic Recovery with Small Business Owners, Farmers, and Ag Producers
Gov. Tony Evers, with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes, yesterday hosted a virtual roundtable on economic recovery and opportunity with small business owners, restaurant owners, farmers, and agricultural producers to discuss the governor’s 2021-23 Badger Bounceback agenda. 
2021 PDPW Business Conference Content Now Available On-Demand
The 2021 Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) Business Conference featured two days of keynotes, presentations and panel discussions representing 46 dairy experts and producers from around the world as well as the all-new Nexus™ stage. Content from the March 17-18 event will be available starting Friday, March 19 in a virtual, on-demand format.
Americans spend 10% of their disposable income on food, the lowest in the world.
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Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Semex USA
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association