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  • Chef Jeff to give EXPO keynote address

    Sep 22, 2015

    Celebrity chef Jeff Henderson will give the keynote address at the National Potato Council’s (NPC) POTATO EXPO 2016 on January 13 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Henderson is the star of the syndicated television show, “Flip My Food with Chef Jeff.” He will share… Full Story »
  • Organic product sales in the U.S. increased 72 percent since 2008

    Sep 18, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2014 Organic Survey, which shows that 14,093 certified and exempt organic farms in the United States sold a total of $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014, up 72 percent since 2008.… Full Story »
  • International potato growers are looking forward to FRUIT LOGISTICA

    Sep 17, 2015

    The harvest for stock potatoes will begin in the next few weeks in Germany and DKHV President Thomas Herkenrath is looking forward to the new season. If the quality of the harvest is good, he expects to see an improvement in market development compared to… Full Story »
  • Syngenta adds Orondis fungicide to potato portfolio

    Sep 14, 2015

    Syngenta announced that it has received U.S. EPA approval for ORONDIS. Pending state registrations, Orondis is expected to be available for the 2016 season. ORONDIS offers vegetable and specialty crop growers a step change in controlling diseases such as downy mildew and late blight, according to the… Full Story »
  • USDA awards $8.3 million in grants to support agriculture research, development

    Sep 11, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded more than $8.3 million in grants to small businesses for advanced research and development projects that will lead to technological innovations and solutions for American agriculture. NIFA awarded 85 grants through Phase… Full Story »
  • Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls rule now final

    Sep 10, 2015

    FDA said the final rule has elements of both the original and supplemental proposals, in addition to new requirements that are the outgrowth of public input received during the comment period for both proposals. For example, it said flexibility has been built into key requirements, including… Full Story »
  • U.S. potato exports decline for FY14

    Sep 10, 2015

    The USPB reports that total U.S. potato exports declined for the first time in over 10 years. Total U.S. exports were $1.6 billion for FY 14 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015), a 7 percent decline below FY13. The FY14 total represents the third highest total… Full Story »
  • Great American Media Services announces acquisition of two horticulture magazines

    Sep 10, 2015

    Business-to-business publisher and event management company Great American Media Services has announced its acquisition of Scranton Gillette Communications’ Horticulture Group, including two magazines, Web properties and two events for the garden retail and greenhouse production industries. Greenhouse Product News, Lawn & Garden Retailer, Big Grower Executive Summit and the Plant Health Management Conference will… Full Story »
  • YouTube channel ready for National Farm Safety Week

    Sep 10, 2015

    The 10 U.S. Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are positioned to promote safety solutions during National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 20-26), and year round. The centers have pooled their expertise on a YouTube channel featuring 80 videos. The videos can… Full Story »
  • Agricultural safety group offering scholarships

    Sep 10, 2015

    The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) is supporting the next generation of safety and health professionals by offering 10 scholarships in the amount of $500 each to attend its June 2016 conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The announcement of scholarships by the U.S.-based society comes just… Full Story »

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