Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association: Launches interactive trade website

Date: April 20, 2011
By: Michelle Rothmeyer
In an effort to provide a more informative, interactive online experience for retailers, restaurateurs, food service personnel and members of the agricultural industry, the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) has redesigned and launched http://www.wisconsinpotatoes.com. The site focuses solely on the needs of trade members,

Healthy Grown Program Update

March 22, 2011
By: Deana Knuteson, University of Wisconsin – Madison
The “Healthy Grown” potato program has enjoyed continual success since its inception enrolling 4000-6000 acres annually (10-15% of the Wisconsin fresh potato crop).  We have been successful in developing educational tools to help growers advance their practices to use more biologically-based, less toxic practices, to

Lodi Rules Grower: Dempel Ranch Vineyards

By: Ukiah Daily Journal Staff
Date: March 14, 2011
Lodi Rules growers are making headlines!  For example, Dempel Ranch Vineyards was recently featured in the Ukiah Daily journal. Take a look at the article below and learn more about the history of the Dempel operation and why their involvement in the Lodi Rules program is important.

Dempel Ranch

Healthy Grown Video

Healthy Grown Program
February 7, 2011
Are you interested in learning more about the Healthy Grown program that we administer? Check out this video which gives a brief highlight of the certification process and the standards that must be met in order to become Healthy Grown certified.

The Wisconsin Potatoes website has a wealth of useful information

“Green Consumers Skeptical of ‘Natural’ Label”

“Green Consumers Skeptical of ‘Natural’ Label”
January 13, 2011
According to a new study by MamboTrack Research, green consumers are increasingly skeptical of the products being labeled as ‘natural’. The most notable statistic that displays this point is 65% of people interviewed showed interest in a uniform set of standards and guidelines for ‘naturally’ labeled

Lodi Rules vs. Organic

January 11, 2011
By:  Lange Twins Winery and Vineyards
The Lodi Rules program has grown increasingly strong since its start in 2005. The program is now certifying over 21,000 acres of wine grapes across California! LangeTwins Winery is just one of many local wineries that act as avid supporters of the program. You can see here their

Understanding Food Labels: Making Sustainable Food Choices

January 11, 2011
By: Kerry Given
In order to make sustainable food choices, one must be knowledgeable about the terminology in the industry. Often times, the terms given might be confusing or misleading. The Protected Harvest eco label is proud to make this list as a trustworthy source of sustainable produce.


Del Monte Foods Formalizes Environmental Sustainability Goals

July 29, 2010
By: Business Wire
Del Monte Foods formally announces its sustainability goals for reducing environmental impact, including work with their growers to “introduce agricultural practices that help farmers grow stronger, more productive crops using less acreage, and with less fertilizer, water and other materials. Today, this focus extends to the Company’s manufacturing facilities to reduce