Business Trade Practices Overview

The Division of Trade and Consumer Protection is responsible for enforcing a variety of business trade practice laws in order to help ensure fair competition and an orderly marketplace.

What We Do

  • Protect agricultural producers against catastrophic defaults by grain dealers, grain warehouse keepers, milk contractors and vegetable contractors

  • Administer the state's Unfair Sales Act (prohibition against selling below cost)

  • Promote fair business practices by administering price discrimination laws in the dairy and soda water industries

  • Regulate warehouses that store goods for consumers and other businesses

  • Provide inspection and weighing services for grain, fruits, and vegetables (including Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – GAP/GHP)

For more information, contact the Bureau of Business Trade Practices at (608) 224-4998 or e-mail. We are located on the third floor of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection office building at 2811 Agriculture Drive on Madison’s southeast side.