Author Archives: Mike Turner

About Mike Turner

Turner is executive director for the Wisconsin Crop Production Association, Madison, WI.

Seed/Biotech In Focus

The Wisconsin Crop Production Association (WCPA) is proud to provide this document, referred to as the “Producer Seed and Biotech Best Management Practices (BMP) Checklist” to its members and the ag industry in general. Here’s a brief description of what this document is meant to accomplish. The BMP checklist was developed to provide heightened producer

Navigating Changes

Over the past three years, the Wisconsin Crop Pro­duction Association (WCPA) has undergone significant transformation to accommodate changes in the industry and changing needs and interests of the membership. These include the following: Our Image. A variety of steps have been taken to professionalize the organization by ramping up the quality and value of information

Equitable, Timely Rail Shipments

The crop production industry continues to undergo significant transformation and challenge associated with increasing demands imposed by changing markets, rising energy and manufacturing costs, foreign competition, consolidation, and ever increasing regulatory requirements. One of the most important issues facing the industry has to do with the lack of equitable and timely rail transport of inputs

A Clean-Up Issue

Wisconsin benefits from an Agricultural Chemical Clean-up Program (ACCP) designed to provide funding for inadvertent chemical spills primarily on farm and retail locations. The rules outlining collection and use of the fees are administered by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). A spill clean-up surcharge of 0.95% is imposed by DATCP