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WFB Applauds WOTUS Ruling

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation applauds a federal court’s order to stop nationwide enforcement of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “We are pleased with the Federal District Court ruling to put a stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation…

Alsum Farms Assoc. Rides in Tour De Fresh

FRIESLAND, Wis. — Alsum Farms & Produce Team member Gary Stevens will ride from Hickory, N.C. to Atlanta, Ga. on behalf of one Wisconsin School District to raise funds to place salad bars in area schools. Stevens is riding on behalf of the School District…

Lochner joins DATCP Farm Center

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Farm Center is pleased to announce Michael Lochner has joined its staff as an agriculture economic development consultant specializing in business, financial and estate planning issues for Wisconsin farmers. Lochner brings more than 20 years of agricultural business experience from…

Wisconsin Farm Succession Professionals Network Meetings

These meetings are designed to bring educators, agencies and service professionals together to discuss coordinating efforts in farm succession to better serve Wisconsin agriculture. 2015 dates: October 26, 27, 29 and November 3 Building on last year’s successful meetings, the Wisconsin Farm Succession Professionals Network…

Potatopalooza Kicks off with Retail Visits throughout October

We’re already into October and the official month that Wisconsin celebrates Potatopalooza! Wisconsin potatoes are on the market and the Spudmobile is helping to spread word of how great they look on shelves by traveling to various retail stores throughout the state during the month…

Healthy Grown Materials Ready to Hit Retail Stores Near You

Wisconsin’s Healthy Grown Program is approaching a higher level as the Badger State’s potatoes hit markets this Fall. And with this higher level comes increased visibility in retail stores through creative means like Kwik Lok tags, quarter-sized bins, and brochures each sporting the message of…

USPB Offers Outreach Meetings to U.S. Growers and Shippers

One of the objectives of the USPB’s domestic retail program is to enhance the retail knowledge and capabilities of industry members to help increase sales by offering outreach meetings to potato grower/shippers. During these meetings the USPB will visit your facility and share category trends,…

Emerging Leader 2016

Spudman magazine is accepting nominations for the fourth annual “Spudman Emerging Leader Award.” Designed to recognize potato industry leaders under the age of 35 who are active in any aspect of the potato industry, the award will be presented at the National Potato Council Awards Banquet on…

USPB National Chip Processor Trials (NCPT)

In early August, USPB signed a new contract with AIS Consulting to continue its implementation of the NCPT program, frequently referred to as the Chip Program. This has allowed us to begin the process of “institutionalizing” the program, which will strengthen it for the long…

Salad Bar Challenge Speedometer: 118 Donations and USPB Matches!

118 salad bars have been donated so far (including United States Potato Board (USPB) donation matches). Potato Friendly Salad Bar Challenge Leaderboard: Northwest Still First The Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) leads the field with 48 donated and USPB matched salad bars. North Central (Michigan, Minnesota,…

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