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  • Tucker Carlson to Speak at 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference

    Jul 23, 2015

    Tucker Carlson, political news commentator and co-host of “Fox and Friends Weekend,” will present “An Insider’s Look at Washington, Politics and Everything In Between” on Sept. 30 at the General Session Luncheon of the 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference. “We’re excited to hear from Tucker Carlson,”… Full Story »
  • Late blight in Idaho

    Jul 21, 2015

    Jeff Miller, of Miller Research in Rupert, Idaho, reports that late blight has been positively identified in Minidoka. According to Miller the infection appears to be the result of a spore shower and it is likely that other fields are affected and it is critical… Full Story »
  • Conservation program helps farmers retain crop nutrients

    Jul 21, 2015

    A new edge-of-field monitoring program allows the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with farmers and conservation partners, such as Michigan State University Extension and the River Raisin Watershed Council to evaluate crop nutrients leaving the field in water runoff. This program will help producers understand when and how nutrients… Full Story »
  • General Hayden to speak at 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference

    Jul 20, 2015

    Michael Hayden, retired U.S. Air Force four-star general and former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) will present the keynote address Tuesday, September 29 at the Opening General Session Breakfast of the 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference. “We’re honored to have General Hayden join us… Full Story »
  • Hunter Industries explores purchase of Senninger Irrigation

    Jul 17, 2015

    Hunter Industries, of San Marcos, California and Senninger Irrigation, of Clermont, Florida, have entered into the due diligence phase toward and intended acquisition of Senninger by Hunter. Hunter and Senninger have been strategic partners since 2004 through an Original Equipment Manufacturer relationship. Senninger produces irrigation… Full Story »
  • BREAKING: Washington Supreme Court makes decision on piece-rate pay

    Jul 17, 2015

    On Thursday, the Supreme Court for the state of Washington ruled that farm workers who are paid a piece rate must also be compensated for rest breaks. The court made the decision unanimously. What does this mean for agriculture? The Yakima Herald explains:      … Full Story »
  • Potato acreage increases for 2015

    Jul 16, 2015

    Potato farmers are planting more acres in fall potatoes for 2015. Whether that results in more potatoes at harvest time. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service(NASS) released its 2015 crop acreage report on June 30. The NASS report shows an increase of 2 percent in fall acreage planted nationally… Full Story »
  • Ladhoff joins Black Gold

    Jul 13, 2015

    Don Ladhoff, president of FreshSmartSolutions, has joined Black Gold Farms as the director of fresh sales and marketing on a contract basis. Black Gold Farms is based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Ladhoff previously worked on contract for the U.S. Potato Board as manager of… Full Story »
  • Scotland potato producers introduce spud vending machine

    Jul 7, 2015

    Yes, you read that right. Two of Scotland’s “top potato producers” have installed a spud vending machine in a shopping center. And much to the doubters’ surprise, it hasn’t been a complete bust. Here’s more from Farmers Weekly:        The doubters say the… Full Story »
  • Horneck building dedication

    Jul 6, 2015

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Don Horneck Memorial building will be held at 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday, July 8, at Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC). Phil Hamm, HAREC station director, said that the 1,700-square-foot building will house three insect-rearing facilities,… Full Story »

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