Wisconsin farmers protect more than nine million acres of cropland

2014-03-17T14:30:00Z Wisconsin farmers protect more than nine million acres of cropland Agri-View
March 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Wisconsin farmers protect more than nine million acres of cropland

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is an Antigo-based trade group representing potato growers, shippers and packers, processors, seed providers and many other affiliated businesses.

In their most recent Did You Know ad, the Association says Wisconsin farmers are dedicated stewards of more than 9 million acres of cropland.

According to a UW-Stevens Point study called “Wisconsin Land Use Megatrends,” the USDA Census of Agriculture says cropland covers more than 10 million acres of the state; the majority of these uses being feed, soybeans and corn for grain.

Two-thirds of those total acres also are devoted to specialty crops like sweet corn, snap beans, peas and potatoes, which the study points out is on the rise.

These continued production practice and management improvements speak volumes when looking at the bigger picture as farmers continue to partner and work with UW researchers and DNR water experts to practice the highest standards that keep Mother Nature at her best.

For more information, visit www.wisconsinpotatoes.com.

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