This emergency rule will have a positive impact on milk contractors by reducing their assessments by 20 percent. The Fund will continue to grow but at a slower pace thus ensuring that they pay a fairer share of the cost of the program.
This emergency rule will increase vegetable contractor fund assessments by 0.2% of their contract obligations to producers. By spreading the increase to achieve the statutory minimum over 18 years, this should have minimal impacts on the vegetable contractors.
Record Keeping Requirements
This emergency rule does not present changes to record keeping requirements for any of the businesses. Revenue collections do not change; the amounts collected will.
Accommodation for Small Business
Many of the businesses affected by this rule are “small businesses.” However, given the subject matter, there are very few accommodations or special exceptions that can be or need to be made for small businesses.
This rule will not have a significant adverse effect on “small business” and is not subject to the delayed “small business” effective date provided in Wis. Stat. § 227.22 (2) (e).
Dated this ______ day of _________________, 20___.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
Jeremy McPherson, Interim Administrator
Division of Trade and Consumer Protection