Food Safety

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 »

Colorado potato growers donate salad bars

The Durango School District 9-R was the recipient of nine salad bars as part of the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. Between the Colorado ... more »

Sands of Time

In the Central Sands region of Wisconsin, made famous in Aldo Leopold's book, A Sand County Almanac," Steve Diercks, 67, and his son Andy Diercks, 45,... more »

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Reflecting on 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

The potato industry focused on several important public policy priorities in 2015. As you saw on the national news, it was a difficult year in Congres... more »

Marrone Bio submits novel biofungicide to EPA

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced that it has submitted MBI-110, a new biological fungicide, to the EPA. A broad spectrum product, MBI-110 is es... more »

WPVGA presents Hall of Fame inductions, industry awards

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) inducted two individuals into the WPVGA Hall of Fame for their lifetime achievement i... more »

NIFA: ag research needs to be a priority

Seeing President Obama's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal and the strong commitment it makes to agricultural research reminds me of Dr. Consuelo De Mo... more »


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