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Packaging: Bio-based? Recyclable? Biodegradable? Compostable? What makes sense?

Selecting packaging, what makes sense: Bio-based? Recyclable? Biodegradable? Compostable?

January 09, 2022
Flexible packaging sustainability is a hot agenda topic and with rapidly advancing technology the options are starting to grow. That said, there is still a sustainability collision point of want vs. reality for brand owners and consumers.
McCain Foods Mozzarella cheese sticks, one of several cheese based appetizers offered by the company.

McCain Foods USA to expand its appetizer processing plant in Plover, Wisconsin

December 23, 2021
McCain Foods USA will expand its appetizer processing plant in Plover, Wisconsin with an additional production line to produce cheese based appetizers.
The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Launches website highlighting farmer-led water quality initiatives

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association highlights farmer-led water quality initiatives with new website

October 07, 2021
The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) have launched FarmersForCleanWater.com, a new website to showcase farmer-led water quality initiatives
New Potato Variety Will Help Age-Old Crop Prosper Beyond the 21st Century

New Potato Variety Will Help Age-Old Crop Prosper Beyond the 21st Century

October 03, 2021
Tubers have battled various scourges for about 10,000 years, as well as an unpredictable climate that can cause unseasonable frost damage to crops every year.
Tasteful Selections introduces 100 percent recyclable and compostable paper packaging.

Tasteful Selections introduces 100 percent recyclable and compostable paper packaging

September 22, 2021
Tasteful Selections®, leading the bite-size potato category in innovation and sustainability is pleased to announce the limited launch of its new 100-percent plastic-free, recyclable and compostable packaging.
McCain Foods Hosting Second Hiring Event at Plover Appetizers Plant

McCain Foods Hosting Second Hiring Event at Plover Appetizers Plant

September 13, 2021
McCain Foods Plover Appetizers is now looking to hire over 60 full-time employees through this hiring event and is also hosting open walk-in interviews every September and October CDT at its facility.
University of Wisconsin Research: Interseeding the potato crop to reduce nitrate leaching

Research: Interseeding the potato crop to reduce nitrate leaching

May 17, 2021
A two-year project funded through the University of Wisconsin-Water Resources Institute is investigating an interseeding cultivation method for potato cropping that shows early promise to reduce nitrate leaching.
Wisconsin potato planting is ahead of schedule

Wisconsin potato planting is ahead of schedule

May 13, 2021
Potato growers in Wisconsin’s central sands region expect to wrap up planting soon. Jim Okray with Plover-based Okray Family Farms tells Brownfield planting has gone smooth this year compared to years past.
New Milwaukee potato chip company is so local it uses Wisconsin potatoes

Milwaukee Chip Co makes chips from Wisconsin Russets

April 06, 2021
When Michael Moeller decided in 2019 that he wanted locally made potato chips for Milwaukee, he had no idea just how local they could be.
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WPVGA Officer Elections

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association elect new president

February 15, 2021
Bill Guenthner of Guenthner Farms was elected WPVGA Board President for 2021. The WPVGA Associate Division Board of Directors elected Chris Brooks of Central Door Solutions to be its President for 2021. The WSPIA Board of Directors elected J.D. Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, President for 2021.
WPVGA Honors Marv and Norm Worzella with Hall of Fame Induction

WPVGA Honors Marv and Norm Worzella with Hall of Fame Induction

February 10, 2021
Long-time potato and vegetable growers Norm and Marv Worzella of Worzella & Sons, Inc., Plover, Wisconsin, were inducted into the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame at the industry’s annual awards ceremony held February 3, 2021.
The Potato Sustainability Alliance Announces Yara North America as Newest Member

The Potato Sustainability Alliance Announces Yara North America as Newest Member

April 22, 2020
Yara North America, a market leader in crop nutrition, has joined the Potato Sustainability Alliance. As a member, Yara will work with processors, packers, buyers, grower organizations, conservation groups, academia, and other stakeholders.

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