Food Safety

California set to receive $11.7M in Produce Safety Rule funding

The California Department of Food and Agriculture was recently awarded $11.7 million for state-level implementation of the Produce Safety Rule under ... more »

United Fresh adds preventive controls training program

United Fresh has created the Preventive Controls for Human Food Qualified Individual Training Program. Using model plans created by a team of expert... more »

Western Growers opens ag tech competition

Western Growers (WG) officially launched the second annual Innovation Arena Competition, which will offer six agtech start-up companies an opportuni... more »

EPA staff to tour potato fields

The National Potato Council's Policy Makers and Regulators Field Tour is set for Aug. 16-18. The tour offers EPA staff the opportunity to see potato p... more »

Farmobile expands data store

Farmobile, a farm data company, has expanded its Minnesota Data Store. Beginning in this year's harvest season, any Minnesota farmer who automatically... more »

International Potato Center annual report now available

The International Potato Center's Annual Report 2015 is now available online. The report features research highlights, information on financials and l... more »

Heavy rain hits Northern Plains potatoes

Heavy rain pounded the northern Red River Valley on Friday (June 17) morning causing additional damage to crops on fields that were already saturated.... more »

Collaborative report on ag research released

A collaborative report, "Retaking the Field: The Case for a Surge in Agricultural Research," from 13 partnering universities and the Supporters of Agr... more »

Potato pest alert: tuberworms

Potato tuberworm moths were found in traps at 42 percent of the fields monitored by Washington State University. The maps below compare potato tuberwo... more »

Michigan assessment rate raised one-half cent

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission at its June 14 meeting approved an increase of half a cent per hundredweight (cwt) in the assessment rate for ... more »


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