Food Safety

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 »

Lemke to keynote Global Cold Chain Expo

Jim Lemke, president of Robinson Fresh, will be the keynote speaker at the Monday Opening General Session kicking off the inaugural Global Cold Chain ... more »

Potandon adds product development position

Potandon Produce has hired Carter Bray as director of new product development, a newly created position. Bray will be working in the Idaho Falls offic... more »

ConAgra expands operations in Washington

ConAgra Foods' Lamb Weston business will expand operations at its facility in Richland, Washington, with the addition of a new french fry processing l... more »

$130 million available for foundational ag research

The USDA is making $130 million in funding available for research, education, and extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economical... more »

Flower borders help reduce mosaic in Russet Norkotahs

In recent years, there has been an increased interest in improving soil health through changing traditional agricultural practices. One way to accompl... more »

Rutgers hosts FSMA training in preventive controls

The Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) has scheduled training in Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) at the Kearny Point Industrial Park on Ju... more »

BioSafe adds technical agronomist

BioSafe Systems has added Manuel Campos to its agriculture sales team as a technical agronomist, starting May 2. Campos' territory includes Mexico and... more »

Organic industry continues growth

Earlier this month, my agency – the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) – released data showing that there are now more than 21,000 certi... more »


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