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Potato Growers Looking to the Future

November 18th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Twenty potato growers from all over the Wisconsin converged on Madison last week for their annual “grill the professors” ritual. They came from Eagle River to Spring Green and Coloma to Plover and grow for fries, chips, fresh market and seed. It’s an eclectic bunch,…

Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant and In-Store Promotions for Healthy Grown® Potatoes

November 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: News

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is working on expanding in-state sales and recognition of Healthy Grown potatoes – certified as  ecologically grown, socially responsible,  and ecosystem friendly – and they taste great – what a bargain! This promotion was made possible thanks…

Regulatory Confusion

October 26th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Painting the Sky

Taints Wisconsin’s High Capacity Wells by Brian Sikma, Media Trackers1  Regulatory confusion resulting from state Supreme Court decisions and the Department of Natural Resources is creating headaches for users and owners of high capacity wells in Wisconsin. Across the state farmers, employers and municipalities use…

Off the Ground

October 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: News

Little Plover River

Little Plover River-Conservancy Project Shifts into High Gear The kick-off to the Little Plover River Conservancy Project (LPRCP) was jumpstarted with pledges totaling $225,000 from these major potato and vegetable farms: Wysocki Family of Companies (Gold member-$50,000 pledge) Heartland Farms Inc. (Gold member-$50,000 pledge) Paramount…

Wisconsin Healthy Grown® – Leading the way for high-bar sustainability standards

October 20th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Striving for sustainability, particularly in the marketplace, is something most people desire but what exactly does it mean? Sustainability is a process of producing something that balances the environmental, societal and economic needs for the good of everyone. Here at New Family Farm, we understand…

Vegetable Crop Update #31

October 13th, 2015 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

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Remote Technologies – Will drones change the face of agriculture?

October 6th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Officially, we call them Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) but that’s too confusing with all the SUVs, ATVs and UFOs out there–so we just call them drones! They are already moving into every part of our lives from real estate to tourism, sales to sports, even…

2014 UW Study Verified WI Ag’s Economic Impact

September 14th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Aerial View of Cropland

UW Study Shows Agriculture Generates $88.3 Billion and 413,500 WI Jobs By Steven Deller, UW-Extension/Madison Community Development Economist EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is taken from a 2014 press release by UW-Extension/Madison. At a time when agriculture is facing escalating pressure from environmental groups and increasing…

As the Crow Flies

September 11th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Sweet Corn

The Impact of Irrigation By Ruth Faivre, Managing Editor Back in the day, before irrigation started in the 1950s, today’s lush Central Sands Region farm acres were nothing more than dry, dusty ‘prairies’ because the sandy soils could not retain moisture. Area residents used to…

FrankenFood Facts

September 9th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Simplot Potato

Independent Investigation into Claims by Pro & Anti-GMO Groups By Dr. Layla Parker-Katiraee Dr. Layla Parker-Katiraee holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario. She is currently a Senior Scientist…

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