DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
Offices of department, hearings, investigations.
Policy of cooperative marketing adopted.
Access for law enforcement.
Standards and regulations.
Licensing of inspectors.
Laboratories, approval of.
License denial, nonrenewal, suspension or restriction based on failure to pay support or taxes.
Power to conduct hearings; secure evidence; witness fees.
Reports to department; inspections.
Hearings; orders; service; procedure; revocation.
Exposition center grants.
Livestock breeders association.
Agriculture in the classroom program.
Agricultural education and workforce development council.
Center for international agribusiness marketing.
Buy local, buy Wisconsin.
Buy local grant program.
Farm to school programs.
Farm mediation and arbitration program.
Dairy farmer exit-entry program.
Beginning farmer and farm asset owner tax credit eligibility.
Dairy manufacturing facility investment credit.
Food processing plant and food warehouse investment credit.
Meat processing facility investment credit.
Woody biomass harvesting and processing credit.
Chemical and container collection grants.
Household hazardous waste.
Conservation reserve enhancement program.
Purchase of agricultural conservation easements.
Livestock facility siting and expansion.
The following terms, wherever used in chs. 93
or in any order, regulation or standard made thereunder, have the meaning here indicated, unless the context otherwise requires:
"Agriculture" includes aquaculture.
"Aquaculture" means the controlled cultivation of aquatic plants and animals.
"Business" includes any business, except that of banks, savings banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, and insurance companies. "Business" includes public utilities and telecommunications carriers to the extent that their activities, beyond registration, notice, and reporting activities, are not regulated by the public service commission and includes public utility and telecommunications carrier methods of competition or trade and advertising practices that are exempt from regulation by the public service commission under s. 196.195
, or 196.50 (2) (i)
or by other action of the commission.
"Cooperative association" includes cooperatives and foreign cooperatives as defined in ss. 185.01
"Department" means the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
"Documents" includes books, papers, accounts, records and correspondence.
"Farm products" includes all products of agriculture, horticulture, dairying, livestock, poultry and bee raising.
"Food products" includes all articles and commodities used for food, drink, confectionary or condiment.
"Grade" includes, in the case of food products or farm products, grade according to quality, quantity, type, variety, size, weight, dimensions or shape of the products, and, in the case of receptacles, grade according to quality, type, size, weight, content, dimensions, or shape of the receptacle.
"Marketing", as applied to food products or farm products, includes packing, storing, loading, offering or shipping to a point within the state, if any of these acts is for a commercial purpose, or selling.