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ATCP 100.16(3)(b) (b) The total pounds of producer milk that the producer agent marketed to each person under par. (a) in the preceding month.
ATCP 100.16(3)(c) (c) The total dollar value of producer milk that the producer agent marketed to each person under par. (a) in the preceding month.
ATCP 100.16(3)(d) (d) The producer agent's total gross payments to milk producers for producer milk that the producer agent marketed under par. (a) in the preceding month.
ATCP 100.16(4) (4) Exempt agent. Chapter 126, Stats., does not apply to a person who collects a producer's milk for delivery to a custom processor under s. ATCP 100.14, and who receives and markets the custom-processed dairy products for the producer, provided that all the following apply:
ATCP 100.16(4)(a) (a) The person does not handle more than 5 million pounds of producer milk in any month, does not process milk or dairy products, and does not otherwise operate as a milk contractor.
ATCP 100.16(4)(b) (b) The producer retains title to the milk and the processed dairy products made from the milk.
ATCP 100.16(4)(c) (c) The person has a written contract with the producer. The contract shall clearly and conspicuously disclose all the following:
ATCP 100.16(4)(c)1. 1. That the producer retains title to the milk and the dairy products made from the milk.
ATCP 100.16(4)(c)2. 2. That the producer's milk shipments are not secured under ch. 126, Stats.
ATCP 100.16(4)(d) (d) The person keeps a copy of the contract under par. (c) for at least 3 years after the contract ends, and makes it available to the department for inspection and copying upon request.
ATCP 100.16(4)(e) (e) The person submits to the department, by May 1 of each year, an affidavit certifying that the person qualifies as an exempt agent under this subsection.
ATCP 100.16 History History: CR 02-113: cr. Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2004 No. 585; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2011 No. 666; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., November 2018 No. 755.
ATCP 100.18 ATCP 100.18Marketing processed dairy products for milk producers. Chapter 126, Stats., does not apply to a person who markets only processed dairy products for milk producers, provided that the person does not procure, market or process raw producer milk.
ATCP 100.18 History History: CR 02-113: cr. Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03.
ATCP 100.20 ATCP 100.20Disclosures to milk producers.
ATCP 100.20(1)(1)Disclosure required. A milk contractor shall make a disclosure under sub. (2) to every milk producer and producer agent from whom the milk contractor procures producer milk in this state. The milk contractor shall make the disclosure, in the form prescribed under sub. (2), in a written document given to the producer or producer agent. The disclosure shall be clear and conspicuous, and shall be set apart from every other writing. The milk contractor shall make the disclosure to the producer or producer agent at all of the following times:
ATCP 100.20(1)(a) (a) When the milk contractor first procures producer milk from that producer or producer agent.
ATCP 100.20(1)(b) (b) In June of each year in which the milk contractor procures milk from that producer or producer agent.
ATCP 100.20(1)(c) (c) When the milk contractor first procures producer milk from that producer or producer agent following a change in circumstances that requires a different disclosure statement under sub. (2).
ATCP 100.20(2) (2) Form of disclosure.
ATCP 100.20(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) to (e), the disclosure under sub. (1) shall consist of a verbatim copy of the following statement:
IMPORTANT NOTICE
[Name of milk contractor] participates in Wisconsin's Agricultural Producer Security program. If we fail to pay you for milk when payment is due, you may file a claim under this program. The program may reimburse up to 80% of the first $60,000 of your allowed claim, and up to 75% of any additional amount. For more information, you may contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2811 Agriculture Drive, P. O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911 (phone 608/224-4998).
ATCP 100.20(2)(b) (b) Except as provided in pars. (c) to (e), the disclosure under sub. (1) shall consist of a verbatim copy of the following statement if the milk contractor contributes to the fund and the milk contractor's estimated default exposure is greater than the sum of the maximum fund reimbursement amount plus any security amount the milk contractor has on file with the department:
IMPORTANT NOTICE
[Name of milk contractor] participates in Wisconsin's Agricultural Producer Security Program. If we fail to pay you for milk when payment is due, you may file a claim under this program. The program may reimburse up to 80% of the first $60,000 of an allowed claim and up to 75% of any additional amount. However, our “estimated default exposure" exceeds available reimbursement funding, and we have not filed security to cover the difference, so reimbursement may cover a much smaller portion of your loss. For more information, you may contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2811 Agriculture Drive, P. O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911 (phone 608/224-4998).
ATCP 100.20(2)(c) (c) Except as provided in par. (d) or (e), the disclosure under sub. (1) shall consist of a verbatim copy of the following statement if the milk contractor voluntarily contributes to the fund under s. 126.45 (2), Stats., and has an estimated default exposure greater than the sum of the maximum fund reimbursement amount plus any security amount the milk contractor has on file with the department:
IMPORTANT NOTICE
[Name of milk contractor] voluntarily participates in Wisconsin's Agricultural Producer Security Program, even though our financial statements meet or exceed program standards (positive equity, a current ratio of at least 1.25 to 1.0, and a debt-to-equity ratio of no more than 2.0 to 1.0). If we fail to pay you for milk when payment is due, you may file a claim under this program. The program may reimburse up to 80% of the first $60,000 of an allowed claim, and up to 75% of any additional amount. However, our “estimated default exposure" exceeds available reimbursement funding, so reimbursement may cover a much smaller portion of your loss. For more information, you may contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2811 Agriculture Drive, P. O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911 (phone 608/224-4998).
ATCP 100.20(2)(d) (d) The disclosure under sub. (1) shall consist of a verbatim copy of the following statement if the milk contractor is not required to contribute to the fund or file security with the department, and has not done so voluntarily:
IMPORTANT NOTICE
[Name of milk contractor] is licensed under Wisconsin's Agricultural Producer Security Program. Because our financial statements meet or exceed minimum requirements (positive equity, a current ratio of at least 1.25 to 1.0 and a debt-to-equity ratio of no more than 2.0 to 1.0), we are not required to contribute to the program or file security. The program will provide no compensation if we fail to pay you for milk. For more information, you may contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2811 Agriculture Drive, P. O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911 (phone 608/224-4998).
ATCP 100.20(2)(e) (e) If a disclosure under sub. (1) is made on or before April 30, 2007, by a qualified producer agent who files security under s. 126.47 (3) (a) 3., Stats., the disclosure shall consist of a verbatim copy of the following statement:
ATCP 100.20 Note Note: Section 126.47 (3) (a) 3., Stats., was repealed by 2009 Wis. Act 296.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
[Name of milk contractor] participates in Wisconsin's Agricultural Producer Security Program as a producer agent. If we fail to pay you for milk when payment is due, you may file a claim under this program. The program may reimburse up to 20% of your allowed claim. For more information, you may contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2811 Agriculture Drive, P. O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911 (phone 608/224-4998).
ATCP 100.20 Note Note: By its terms, this provision is no longer in effect.
ATCP 100.20 History History: CR 02-113: cr. Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 04-030: r. (2) (e) 1. and 2., renum. (2) (e) 3. to 5. to be (2) (e) 1. to 3. Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; corrections in (2) (a), (c) and (f) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2004 No. 585; CR 05-068: r. and recr. (2) Register April 2006 No. 604, eff. 5-1-06.
ATCP 100.22 ATCP 100.22Producer payroll report.
ATCP 100.22(1)(1)An applicant for an annual milk contractor license shall include, as part of the license application, the sworn and notarized statement required under s. 126.41 (6), Stats.
ATCP 100.22(2) (2)The statement under sub. (1) shall report, under s. 126.41 (6) (a), Stats., the gross amount that the applicant paid for producer milk procured in this state during the applicant's last completed fiscal year. If the applicant has not yet operated as a milk contractor, the applicant shall report the estimated gross amount that the applicant will pay for milk procured in the applicant's first completed fiscal year.
ATCP 100.22(3) (3)The statement under sub. (1) may, with the approval of the department, report either of the following in fulfillment of the reporting requirement under s. 126.41 (6) (b), Stats.:
ATCP 100.22(3)(a) (a) The largest gross amount that the applicant paid, for producer milk procured in this state, in any single month during the applicant's last completed fiscal year.
ATCP 100.22(3)(b) (b) The largest amount of unpaid milk payroll obligations that the milk contractor had at any time during the milk contractor's last completed fiscal year.
ATCP 100.22 Note Note: Under s. 126.47 (5m), Stats., a milk contractor who files security under s. 126.47, Stats., must immediately notify the department if, at any time, the milk contractor's unpaid milk payroll obligations exceed the amount last reported under sub. (3). Under s. 126.83, Stats., the department may require the milk contractor to provide additional information as necessary.
ATCP 100.22 History History: CR 02-113: cr. Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 07-073: r. and recr. (3) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.
subch. III of ch. ATCP 100 Subchapter III — Milk Contractor Payments to Producers; Records
Subch. III of ch. ATCP 100 Note Note: This subchapter is adopted under authority of ss. 93.07 (1), 97.20 (4), 126.49, 126.51 and 126.81, Stats., and interprets ss. 93.15 and 97.20, Stats., and ch. 126, Stats. The Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection may enforce this subchapter under ss. 93.06 (7) and (8) and 93.21 (4), Stats., and subch. VIII of ch. 126, Stats., as appropriate.
ATCP 100.30 ATCP 100.30Pay statements to milk producers. On each producer pay date under s. 126.48 (1) or (2), Stats., a milk contractor who procures producer milk in this state from a milk producer shall provide that milk producer with a written pay statement that includes all the following:
ATCP 100.30(1) (1) Milk contractor identification. A pay statement shall include the name and address of the milk contractor.
ATCP 100.30(2) (2) Producer identification. A pay statement shall include the producer's name and identification number.
ATCP 100.30(3) (3) Pay period. A pay statement shall specify the milk delivery dates for which payment is being made.
ATCP 100.30(4) (4) Milk volume. A pay statement shall specify the total weight of milk, in hundredweights, which the milk contractor received from the milk producer on the dates specified in sub. (3).
ATCP 100.30(5) (5) Grade of milk. A pay statement shall specify the grade of milk that the milk contractor received from the milk producer on the dates specified in sub. (3).
ATCP 100.30(6) (6) Milk test results. If the price paid to the milk producer is affected by test results related to milk components, milk quality or other variables, the pay statement shall indicate all the test results used to determine the pay price unless the milk contractor has already furnished those test results to the milk producer.
ATCP 100.30(7) (7) Milk price and adjustments. A pay statement shall include the following price information, as applicable:
ATCP 100.30(7)(a) (a) Payment based on straight fat. If the milk contractor is paying the milk producer on a straight fat basis, the pay statement shall include all the following information:
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)1. 1. The butterfat content of milk received from the milk producer on the dates specified in sub. (3), expressed as a percentage by weight of milk received.
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)2. 2. The total pounds of butterfat in the milk received from the producer on the dates specified in sub. (3).
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)3. 3. The pay price per pound of butterfat.
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)4. 4. The gross amount paid for butterfat, obtained by multiplying the total pounds of butterfat under subd. 2. by the pay price under subd. 3.
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)5. 5. The pay price per hundredweight for butterfat, obtained by dividing the gross amount paid under subd. 4. by the milk volume in hundredweights under sub. (4).
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)6. 6. Price adjustments per hundredweight for other milk components such as protein or solids not fat.
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)7. 7. Price adjustments per hundredweight for milk grade or quality, including adjustments for bacteria or somatic cell counts.
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)8. 8. Price adjustments per hundredweight based on volume or other factors identified in the pay statement.
ATCP 100.30(7)(a)9. 9. The producer's average gross pay per hundredweight of milk, obtained by applying the adjustments under subds. 6. to 8. to the pay price per hundredweight for butterfat under subd. 5.
ATCP 100.30(7)(b) (b) Payment based on 3.5% butterfat differential. If the milk contractor is paying the producer on a 3.5% butterfat differential basis, the pay statement shall include all the following information:
ATCP 100.30(7)(b)1. 1. The base price per hundredweight for milk containing 3.5% butterfat by weight.
ATCP 100.30(7)(b)2. 2. The price differential per hundredweight for each percentage point, plus or minus, by which the butterfat content of the producer's milk differs from 3.5%.
ATCP 100.30(7)(b)3. 3. Price adjustments per hundredweight for other milk components such as protein or solids not fat.
ATCP 100.30(7)(b)4. 4. Price adjustments per hundredweight for milk grade or quality, including adjustments for bacteria or somatic cell counts.
ATCP 100.30(7)(b)5. 5. Price adjustments per hundredweight based on volume or other factors identified in the pay statement.
ATCP 100.30(7)(b)6. 6. The producer's average gross pay per hundredweight of milk after adjustments under this section.
ATCP 100.30(7)(c) (c) Payment based on multiple component pricing. If the milk contractor is paying the producer on a multiple component pricing basis, the pay statement shall include all the following information:
ATCP 100.30(7)(c)1. 1. The milk volume in hundredweights under sub. (4) multiplied by the applicable producer price differential per hundredweight.
ATCP 100.30 Note Note: Federal milk marketing orders specify, for each pay period, minimum producer price differentials for grade A milk covered by those orders.
ATCP 100.30(7)(c)2. 2. The pounds of butterfat contained in the milk received from the producer on the dates specified in sub. (3), multiplied by the applicable butterfat price per pound.
ATCP 100.30 Note Note: Federal milk marketing orders specify, for each pay period, minimum butterfat prices for grade A milk covered by those orders.
ATCP 100.30(7)(c)3. 3. The pounds of protein contained in the milk received from the producer on the dates specified in sub. (3), multiplied by the applicable protein price per pound.
ATCP 100.30 Note Note: Federal milk marketing orders specify, for each pay period, minimum protein prices for grade A milk covered by those orders.
ATCP 100.30(7)(c)4. 4. The pounds of other solids contained in the milk received from the producer on the dates specified in sub. (3), multiplied by the applicable price per pound for other solids.
ATCP 100.30 Note Note: Federal milk marketing orders specify, for each pay period, minimum “other solids" prices for grade A milk covered by those orders.
ATCP 100.30(7)(c)5. 5. For each applicable price adjustment based on milk grade or quality, the milk volume in hundredweights under sub. (4) multiplied by the price adjustment per hundredweight. The pay statement shall identify the basis for each price adjustment under this subdivision.
ATCP 100.30 Note Note: This includes price adjustments for bacteria count, somatic cell count, or other measures of grade or quality. Federal milk marketing orders specify, for each pay period, minimum somatic cell adjustments for grade A milk covered by those orders.
ATCP 100.30(7)(c)6. 6. For each applicable price adjustment based on volume or other factors, the milk volume in hundredweights under sub. (4) multiplied by the price adjustment per hundredweight. The pay statement shall identify the basis for each price adjustment under this paragraph.
ATCP 100.30(7)(c)7. 7. The producer's average gross pay per hundredweight of milk, calculated as the sum of the value used under subds. 1. to 6., divided by the milk volume in hundredweights under sub. (4).
ATCP 100.30(8) (8) Gross amount due. A pay statement shall specify the gross amount due the producer for milk delivered on the dates specified under sub. (3), prior to any deductions under sub. (11).
ATCP 100.30(9) (9) Average gross pay per hundredweight less hauling charges. A pay statement shall specify the producer's average gross pay per hundredweight less hauling charges. This consists of the gross amount due under sub. (8) less total hauling expenses charged to the producer for the pay period under sub. (11) (a), divided by the milk volume in hundredweights under sub. (4).
ATCP 100.30(10) (10) Net amount due. A pay statement shall specify the net amount due the producer for the milk delivered on the dates specified in sub. (3). This consists of the total amount due under sub. (8) less all deductions under sub. (11).
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