• Drone Rodeo to showcase UAS technology

    Aug 10, 2016

    The Oregon UAS FutureFarm will host the first Ag Drone Rodeo Aug. 18-19, in Pendleton, Oregon. The two-day event will feature real-world Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) crop survey flight demos and post-flight data analysis presentations from companies in digital agriculture. Orchard growers, vineyard growers, as well as… Full Story »
  • PEI industry launches agronomy intiative

    Aug 10, 2016

    The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, Cavendish Farms, and the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have partnered to create the Enhanced Agronomy Initiative. This Initiative has a goal of improving marketable yields of processing potatoes and profitability of potato growers in PEI while also improving environmental sustainability… Full Story »
  • Key Technology introduces digital sorters

    Aug 10, 2016

    Key Technology introduces its VERYX belt-fed digital sorters. With sustainable all-sided surface inspection and multi-sensor Pixel Fusion, VERYX maximizes foreign material and defect detection and removal while virtually eliminating false rejects, according to Key. The first belt-fed VERYX – the B175 model – will begin shipping in… Full Story »
  • Pressure bruise management aided by texture analysis

    Aug 10, 2016

    Pressure flattening in stored potatoes is a cause of significant economic losses for Colorado potato growers. Pressure flattening occurs as the tuber surface becomes depressed or flattened due to constant contact with a portion of an adjacent tuber and the additional weight of tubers above it in the pile. The development of pressure… Full Story »
  • San Luis Valley Potato Festival set

    Aug 10, 2016

    The San Luis Valley Potato Festival is set for Sept. 9-10 at Chapman Park in Monte Vista, Colorado. A free concert featuring returning favorite Arch Hooks will be held Friday, Sept. 9. The Spud Nation food truck will also be making the trip from Denver to the festival to serve up potato dishes.… Full Story »
  • BioSafe to open Michigan production facility

    Aug 9, 2016

    BioSafe Systems will open a new production site in Coldwater, Michigan. This location will allow BioSafe Systems to manufacture, house and ship all BioSafe Systems’ peroxyacetic acid chemistries, including all EPA registered and OMRI listed products as well as FDA intervention products which comply with… Full Story »
  • Ag groups sponsor immigration reform campaign

    Aug 8, 2016

    The Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) recently released 51 new economic research reports (one for every state plus the District of Columbia) and launched the Reason for Reform campaign. The campaign was created to showcase how immigration impacts local communities all across America and the urgency of… Full Story »
  • EPA staff to tour potato fields

    Aug 7, 2016

    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 production, discuss pesticide utilization, and interact with farmers. The 2016 tour will take place in various locations surrounding Park Rapids, Minnesota. A… Full Story »
  • West Virginia farmers wary of aggregation center’s future

    Aug 7, 2016

    Crop aggregation machine located in Huntington. Photo: Clark Davis/WV Public Broadcasting West Virginia farmers are being cautious about the future of the state's aggregation centers for root crops, reports West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB). The first of several regional aggregation centers for cleaning and packaging root… Full Story »
  • Tour de Fresh brings more than 50 salad bars to schools

    Aug 4, 2016

    This year’s Tour de Fresh event brought record-breaking participation from riders, sponsors, and donations to support placing more than 50 salad bars in schools across the country through the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools program, according to a news release. Tour de Fresh is presented by The California… Full Story »

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