Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

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Support AB 105 and SB 76

March 3rd, 2016 | Filed under: Community Outreach, Industry Relations, News

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Wisconsin Growers Praise Action on Science-Based Water Policy Legislation WPVGA Applauds the Passage of Senate Bill 76 The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) applauds the State Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 76, the science-based water policy legislation sponsored by Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald…

High Capacity Wells

September 4th, 2015 | Filed under: Industry Relations, News

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Ever since our country was founded, local, state and federal governments have acknowledged the notable economic contributions of agriculture. Here in the Midwest, even if you were not a farmer, you grew up hearing your parents say, “If the farmers do well this year, our…

LPRCP Vision Continues

May 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Community Outreach, Industry Relations, News

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Village of Plover Participation (Article Two of the ongoing LPRCP series) By Ruth Faivre Strategizing with all stakeholders involved is what Dan Mahoney, Village of Plover, Village Administrator, does on a daily basis. The last several years, Mahoney and the Village of Plover worked closely…

Sharing the Vision: Little Plover River Conservancy Project

April 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Community Outreach, Industry Relations, News

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Little Plover River Conservancy Project Unites All Stakeholders By Ruth Faivre, Managing Editor Working together, Wisconsin’s citizens can solve the most complex problems even when they involve a number of diverse sectors such as Wisconsin’s base of potato and vegetable growers, other agricultural interests and…

Water is the Most Precious Resource for Wisconsin’s Potato and Vegetable Growers

August 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Industry Relations

Water use is a critical issue in central Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA), as well as its grower members are committed to the judicious use of this most precious resource. WPVGA formed The Water Task Force in 2009 to bring…

Farm Perspectives – Produce Traceability Initiative

July 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Industry Relations, News

  Many years ago there was a connection between the consumer and the farmer and that connection created a level of trust.  Before the days of large national retailers local produce was a way of life and it was likely that you knew the farmer…

Behind the Scenes: Working together to protect our water—The Little Plover River

July 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Industry Relations

Little Plover River

  Harvesting the bounty of the Central Sands is already underway –peas and snap beans are on the way to consumer’s plates and sweet corn, potatoes and carrots are just around the corner.  As we watch and enjoy this remarkable productivity unfold, it is a…

Farm Perspectives – Produce Traceability for Beginners

July 1st, 2014 | Filed under: Industry Relations, News

When people refer to the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), they are talking about the guidelines set for all produce companies to achieve case-level electronic traceability for their fresh produce. Case-level electronic traceability means an individual case of produce can be traced back to its packaging…

Irrigated Vegetable Production Key to Central Wisconsin Economy

September 5th, 2012 | Filed under: Industry Relations

Although it’s known as “America’s Dairyland,” many people don’t realize the state of Wisconsin is also among the nation’s leaders in the production of potatoes and vegetables. In addition to leading the nation in the production of cranberries and ginseng, Wisconsin also consistently leads the…

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