Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association



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Volume 10, Issue 29 | June 22, 2018

National Potato Industry Leaders to Visit Wisconsin

The leaders of Potatoes USA and the National Potato Council are planning a visit to Wisconsin in June!  Potatoes USA President/CEO Blair Richardson, current grower Chairman Dan Moss of Declo, Idaho, and NPC President and CEO, John Keeling, plan to visit Wisconsin June 26-28, 2018. …

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Wisconsin Water Update: Water Use Registration, Reporting & Fees

By Jordan Lamb, DeWitt Ross & Stevens As a part of the Great Lakes Compact, which became effective in December 2008, the State of Wisconsin embarked on the creation of a statewide water use registration and reporting system.  Two administrative rules, NR 850, Water Use…

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Water Task Force Overspray Initiative Asks For Your Cooperation

The Water Task Force (WTF) of the WPVGA has started a new initiative related to appropriate use of irrigation water.  “Irrigation overspray on roads is an unacceptable occurrence.  One of the most public things we do on the farm is irrigate,” says Mike Copas, RPE. …

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Healthy Grown Grower Feature: Gumz Farms

It was late 1990’s when Gumz Farms in Endeavor first joined the Healthy Grown program, which then lead to the organization taking a break to focus on requirements of the newly-formed Gumz Muck Farms that had occurred a few years prior in 1994. This hiatus…

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AgSource Laboratories Kicks Off 2018 Gap Water Sample Pick-Up Route

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Announcing the official start of the 2018 AgSource Laboratories GAP water sample pick-up route service. After two successful seasons, we’re bringing back this service for farmers who need to get their GAP, which stands for ‘Good Agricultural Practices’, water samples to the…

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Registration & Sponsorship for 2018 Putt-Tato Open

The WPVGA Associate Division will host the 2018 Putt-Tato Open at the Lake Arrowhead Golf Course in Nekoosa, WI on Tuesday, July 17th. The golf outing is followed by an evening barbeques and raffle prize drawings. The registration and sponsorship forms are below. Sign-up now…

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Potato Virus Detection Training Workshop at Three Locations in 2018: Othello WA, Antigo WI and Presque Isle ME

These workshops will cover field identification of PVY (strains O, N-Wi and NTN), including visual identification of foliar symptoms on 20 cultivars commonly grown in each region. Recent standardization of seed certification programs across the U.S. includes the requirement for documentation of inspector training. However, this…

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Staying Compliant with Department of Labor Laws – May 2018

Often in agriculture, the summer season brings a sharp increase in teen employment.  Unfortunately, for many agriculture business owners there remains a great deal of uncertainty about how federal child labor laws affect their teen workers. Educate yourself and prevent child labor violations before they…

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