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Rep. Kind Supporting Farm Equipment Depreciation Act

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind is teaming up with a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers in introducing legislation to make the tax code fairer for farmers by shortening the depreciation schedule for ag equipment from seven years to five. The ‘Fairness for Agricultural Machinery and Equipment,’…

Farmer-to-Farmer Small Grants Program Request for Applications

The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project Small Grants. The full RFA is available at: farmer-to-farmer.org/SPSP-small-grant-2016 Each Small Grant will be issued as a Fixed Amount Award (FAA) by the Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support…

Farm Transition, Estate Planning Workshops Planned

The University of Wisconsin-Extension will host another series of workshops this month to provide information and ideas on farm succession and estate planning. The forums will be held in Stevens Point on February 12, and in Westfield on February 19. Attendees will learn how to…

Healthy Grown Certification for 2016 Growing Season

The Wisconsin “Healthy Grown” potato program, launched in 1996, has been working to advance growers’ use of biointensive IPM, reduce reliance on high-risk pesticides, and to enhance ecosystem conservation efforts by the development and implementation of “Healthy Grown” potato standard.  This program has become a…

Transporting Irrigation Systems under the IoH Law

The WPVGA wants all members to know the following in regard to transporting irrigation systems under the Implement of Husbandry law: We DO have an exemption for length for irrigation equipment. It reads like this: “3. No length limitation for an implement of husbandry that…

2016 UW Extension and WPVGA Grower Conference and 67th Industry Show

Discount Registration Deadline is only one week away: Friday, January 15! TUE, FEB 02 – THU, FEB 04 | @ HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER Register today to attend the 2016 UW Extension and WPVGA Grower Education Conference and The Industry Show on February 2-4, 2016 at…

Food Safety Training for 2016

The 2016 WPVGA Food Safety Training is now scheduled for the following dates. The fees for each class are also included below. Details on time and location will be provided at a later date. HACCP: Monday, February 29-Tuesday March 1 $100/person (price includes lunch and…

Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting Set for March 2, 2016 at Hancock Research Station

The University of Wisconsin-Extension is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on March 2, 2016, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, N3909 County Rd V Hancock, WI 54943. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 am. This seminar…

United Potato Growers Cooperative of Wisconsin Upcoming Winter Annual Meeting

We’re only a few days into January of 2016, and there are already many reasons to celebrate! For one, the lawsuit that has affected United Potato Growers of America and a number of other named defendants in the case for the last several years is…

United Potato Growers Cooperative of Wisconsin Planting Intentions

On an annual basis, the United Potato Growers Cooperative of Wisconsin conducts a count of Wisconsin’s potato acres in order to maintain accurate records of the state’s production. In an effort to get a glimpse of what the potato acreage will be going into the…

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