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UW Weed Experts on Hand at Farm Tech Days

University of Wisconsin-Extension weed specialists will once again be available during Wisconsin Farm Technology Days this year to help growers identify weed species and provide management options. State Weed Specialist Mark Renz says the public can bring their weeds to the show for identification, or…

WPIB Increases Assessment by One Cent; Will Dedicate $500,000 Annually for Potato Research Fund

The Wisconsin Potato Industry Board unanimously passed a motion at its June 16, 2016 meeting that will dedicate $500,000/year for the next ten years toward a potato research fund.  The motion includes an assessment increase of one cent per hundredweight effective July 1, 2016 and…

Feed My Starving Children Volunteers Still Needed for this Weekend’s Event!

We are still in need of volunteers for the following shifts: 11:30am – 1:30pm: 4 volunteers still needed 2:00pm – 4:00pm: 24 volunteers still needed 4:30pm – 6:30pm: 43 volunteers still needed WPVGA members, along with their families and friends, will gather at the Noel…

Conservation Local Work Group Meeting Schedule Announced for 2016

Madison, Wis. – June 9, 2016 − The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wisconsin has announced the schedule for 2016 Local Working Group (LWG) meetings.  Twenty one meetings will be held across Wisconsin in July and August to gather input…

DNR Announces Plans to Implement Attorney General’s Opinion on High Capacity Well Applications

This morning the DNR posted the following information regarding their plans to implement the Attorney General’s opinion on their website.  Based on the posted information and their FAQ’s, it appears that we are essentially back to 2003 for non-Groundwater Protection Area wells with the exception…

WPVGA Taking Nominations for Wisconsin Representatives on Potatoes USA

Nominations are now open for Wisconsin’s representatives on Potatoes USA (formerly known as the United States Potato Board). Nominees must be potato growers within Wisconsin who are in good standing. Board Member Guidelines are as follows: It serves the good of both potato production regions…

Feed My Starving Children Volunteers Still Needed

We are still in need of volunteers for the following shifts: 11:30am – 1:30pm: 17 volunteers still needed 2:00pm – 4:00pm: 57 volunteers still needed 4:30pm – 6:30pm: 64 volunteers still needed WPVGA members, along with their families and friends, will gather at the Noel…

Claire M. Wallendal Passes

Claire M. Wallendal, age 88, of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Crest View Nursing Home in New Lisbon. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin.  Pastor Janet Ruark will…

NPC Summer Meeting: July 13-15

Attend the 2016 NPC Summer Meeting in Park City, Utah, July 13-15, and join your peers to discuss federal policy impacting potato production, such as ongoing trade affairs, EPA’s reviews of pesticides, and an update on state vs. national GMO labeling. The meeting open to…

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