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Dominique Swangstu, Natural Resources/Recreation Planner for the Village of Plover showing the improved depth of the Little Plover River

Work improving the Little Plover River has been going on for several years now. A portion of the work involves narrowing the river channel to better reflect its historic conditions. Narrowing of the channel allows it to more efficiently provide trout habitat at lower flow levels. Before restoration, this site was about two to three […]

Gov. Evers, DATCP Announce Commercial Nitrogen Optimization Pilot Program Grant Recipients

NOPP grants awarded to two WPVGA farms and a WPVGA member. Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), announced that 20 recipients are receiving grant funding for the 2023 Commercial Nitrogen Optimization Pilot Program (NOPP). These grants aim to refine and enhance the understanding of new methods that […]

DNR Highlights New ARPA Well Compensation And Abandonment Grant Programs For Imagine A Day Without Water

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is joining communities and leaders from across the country and state in taking part in Imagine a Day Without Water, an annual day of education and action to highlight how water is essential, invaluable and in need of investment. Every day in Wisconsin, 7 billion gallons of water are […]

Worzella & Sons, Inc. and the UW Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department multi-year research project

Worzella & Sons, Inc. of Plover is collaborating on a multi-year research project with the UW Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department looking at newer, more accurate and advanced methods of measuring evapotranspiration (ET), the scientific term for crop water use. This project is being funded by the WPVGA’s Water Task Force and is led by […]

Educational Field Tour at Hay Meadow Creek

The Central Wisconsin Farmers Collaborative Producer-Led Watershed Protection Group hosted an educational field tour of the Hay Meadow Creek watershed in Portage County on August 19.  Wisconsin Wetlands Association Executive Director Tracy Hames talked about how water moves through agricultural landscapes and how farmers and landowners are protecting and maintaining the health of their waters […]

Central Wisconsin Farmers Collaborative Field Day

Tracy Hames, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association explains how watersheds work during the Central Wisconsin Farmers Collaborative field day in Hay Meadow Creek (Portage County) on August 19. Hames described how upper watershed wetlands and floodplains help manage water movement and improve water quality.  He also showed how you can apply simple wetland […]

Programs of Wisconsin Act 223 continue the success of farmer led conservation efforts

The new programs created in Wisconsin Act 223 boost the incredibly powerful and successful farmer-led conservation efforts that we have seen develop across Wisconsin, and WPVGA was proud to support that legislation. Secretary Randy Romanski recently spoke at an event in Plover to highlight this important work.

Okray Receives World Potato Congress Industry Award

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards were presented during the 11th World Potato Congress in Dublin, Ireland on May 31, 2022. Awards were presented to Dr. John J. Burke, Richard W. “Dick” Okray, Paul C. Struik and Antoon Wallays for their long and distinctive work in the international potato industry.

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Farmer-Led Conservation Support Bill Signed by Governor Evers

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association supported bill prioritizing farmer-led conservation efforts to optimize nitrogen application on farms was signed into law by Governor Evers as Wisconsin Act 223.

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Tamas Houlihan, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, in favor of Senate Bills 677 and 678

Wisconsin growers are committed to working on solutions to improve water quality in our state. Both of these bills contain provisions that will be important in continuing to improve water quality.

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