Production

Farmers for Free Trade roll out $800k campaign against tariffs

The advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade has purchased $800,000 worth of advertising that began hitting the airwaves Aug. 8. The bip... more »

Calcium’s role in potato quality, production

Calcium plays an important role in the growth and development of plants. Cell membrane health is very crucial to the survival and health of the plant ... more »

Plants use calcium to send internal warning of attacking aphids

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered how plants send internal warning signals in response to an attack by aphids. They found that wh... more »

Sentera expands use of Gimbaled Quad Sensor

Sentera’s Quad sensor is now available in an integrated gimbal-stabilized package for DJI Inspire and Matrice drones. Featuring four fully-customiza... more »

China plans tariffs on $60 billion of imports

China announced, on Aug 3, that it would match the Trump Administration's recent increase in tariffs with an additional $60 billion in retaliation on... more »

BASF completes acquisition of Bayer businesses, assets

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection... more »

NPC: Trade talks ramp up

In addition to USDA announcing a $12 billion program to mitigate the effects of retaliatory tariffs, The National Potato Council (NPC) said several hi... more »

European court rules gene editing equals GMO

 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that crops created using gene editing techniques will be considered as genetically modified organisms ... more »

Potato exports decline again in May

The volume of U.S. exports of frozen potato products declined 4 percent in May 2018 compared to 2017, with value down 2 percent, according to figure... more »

New option emerges for rot control in potato storage

Wisconsin spud growers dealt with heavy rainfall and extreme heat at harvest during both of the past two growing seasons, which usually equates to dis... more »


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