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Volume 10, Issue 38 | August 17, 2018

NPC News: Congress in Recess as Farm Bill Conference Awaits

Both the House and Senate are home for the August recess as the stage has been set for the Farm Bill conference upon their return. “As folks may see their representatives during town hall meetings or community gatherings during August, it would be extremely helpful…

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NPC News: Court Rules Against EPA on Chlorpyrifos

A three judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent action to maintain the tolerances for Chlorpyrifos.  The split decision of the panel (2-1) requires EPA to move forward with its original Obama Administration plan to revoke…

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Healthy Grown Grower Feature: Plover River Farms

Being a part of something positive is never a bad thing, especially when it serves a greater purpose in the bigger picture. Such is the case with the Healthy Grown program and a big reason why Plover River Farms in Stevens Point joined the program…

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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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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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Staying Compliant with Department of Labor Laws – August 2018

Have you ever wished it was easier to find the information you need about federal wage and hour regulations that apply to the agricultural community?  Do you have questions about wages, or the housing and transportation requirements that apply to agricultural workers?  What about safety…

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