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  • USPB increases FY2015 international marketing funds

    Mar 16, 2015

    In response to lost U.S. potato exports due to the west coast port slowdowns, the U.S. Potato Board (USPB) allocated $300,000 in reserve funds to the international marketing budget.             The international marketing committee was also directed to use $50,000 in board funds and $150,000… Full Story »
  • Hoverson elected 2015-2016 USPB chairman

    Mar 15, 2015

    Carl Hoverson, of Larimore, North Dakota, was elected the 2015-2016 U.S. Potato Board (USPB) chairman on March 12, 2015, at the USPB annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He succeeds Brett Jensen, of Idaho Falls, Idaho.             Serving on the USPB executive committee are: Phil… Full Story »
  • United Fresh to honor women in the produce industry

    Mar 12, 2015

    The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Women in Produce honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, June 9 at United Fresh 2015 in Chicago. Each year, United Fresh recognizes the contributions of all women working… Full Story »
  • Bayer consolidating fungicide brands

    Mar 10, 2015

    Bayer CropScience has announced the consolidation of the Ballad Plus  and Sonata fungicide brands into a single brand: Sonata fungicide. The patent-protected Sonata product is based on a unique strain of Bacillus pumilus (QST 2808), which offers fungicidal protection to fruit crops such as pome, grape and tomato… Full Story »
  • USDA announces SCRI funding available

    Mar 10, 2015

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and Extension activities.             The grants will be funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. Both programs are funded… Full Story »
  • PILI elects Cheff 2016 grower leader

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) class of 2015 elected Bridget Cheff of Ronan, Montana its 2016 grower leader. PILI is sponsored by Syngenta and administered by the U.S. Potato Board and the National Potato Council (NPC).             From Feb. 18-25 the PILI class of… Full Story »
  • Krabill joins USPB

    Mar 5, 2015

    Ryan Krabill has joined the U.S. Potato Board (USPB) as the director of research and analysis. Krabill will begin his job on April 1, 2015. He will be responsible for coordinating and developing alliances with U.S. potato researchers and to help secure additional funding for… Full Story »
  • WSPC hires Blua

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) has hired Matthew Blua as its director of industry outreach.             Blua’s role  will focus on providing technical advice and assistance to the industry regarding pest and plant diagnostics, food safety and sustainability programs. He will oversee various research… Full Story »
  • Canada registers Evito fungicide

    Mar 4, 2015

    Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced registration for EVITO Fungicide in Canada. This registration provides Canadian growers an advanced, highly systemic fungicide for use in wheat and barley, as well as corn and soybeans. Additionally, EVITO is labeled for use in potatoes, strawberries, peppers and tomatoes. EVITO quickly… Full Story »
  • House Judiciary Committee to mark up immigration bills this week

    Mar 2, 2015

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and several House Republicans have unveiled four pieces of legislation to "strengthen the interior enforcement of our immigration laws, remove the ability of the President to unilaterally shut down immigration enforcement, ensure jobs are preserved for legal workers, reform the… Full Story »

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