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  • WSU food safety webinar

    Aug 30, 2010

    Food safety issues – from produce in the field to meals on the table – will be the focus of the next installment of Washington State University Extension’s “Research that Works for You” Webinar series. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1,… Full Story »
  • Column: Farms rely on immigrant labor

    Aug 26, 2010

    I feel bad for many of the illegal immigrants coming into this country. Wausau Daily Herald To read more, click here.
  • Editorial: Obama should lift roadblock to commerce and let Mexican trucks hit U.S. roads

    Aug 26, 2010

    Mexico's move to broaden business-dampening trade tariffs against the United States could be easily stopped, but only if President Barack Obama comes to his senses. The United States should honor its commitments under the North American Free Trade Agreement and allow Mexican trucks on U.S.… Full Story »
  • Farmers fear return of estate tax

    Aug 24, 2010

    Bill and Carol Chandler have long dreamed of passing down the family's Selma farm to their two sons. The Fresno Bee To read more, click here.
  • Ripe season for Michigan’s field crops, but less so for fruits

    Aug 24, 2010

    The ground thawed earlier than usual and the rain held off long enough in March to begin planting corn, soybeans and sugar beets as much as a month ahead of schedule at his farm in the Thumb. Now, as the harvest season nears, Leipprandt is… Full Story »
  • National Potato Council statement on Mexican tariff situation

    Aug 19, 2010

    The National Potato Council (NPC) is disappointed by the lack of resolution in the ongoing trade dispute centering on Mexican trucks in the United States. As a result of the dispute generated by the failure of the United States to live up to its obligations… Full Story »
  • S. Korea reopens borders to Idaho potatoes

    Aug 19, 2010

    Good news for the Idaho's fresh potato growers, South Korea has re-opened its markets for importation of Idaho potatoes. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture and the Idaho Potato Commission recently issues press releases announcing that Idaho fresh potatoes, except for potatoes grown or packed… Full Story »
  • Potato blight threatens Montana seed growing area

    Aug 19, 2010

    Montana's seed potato industry is under attack by the same disease that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s. The plant disease is showing up on potatoes and tomatoes in the Flathead Valley, and a Montana State University researcher says that if home and… Full Story »
  • Mexico to expand tariffs on more US produce

    Aug 18, 2010

    Mexico expanded the list of U.S. products subject to retaliatory tariffs as it steps up pressure on Washington to settle a long-running dispute that has kept Mexican long-haul trucks off U.S. roads. The government of President Felipe Calderon was infuriated last year when U.S. lawmakers… Full Story »
  • NPC statement on an EPA cancel of aldicarb registration

    Aug 18, 2010

    The National Potato Council (NPC) is concerned by the recent decision to cancel the registration of aldicarb, a vital tool for U.S. potato growers. Aldicarb, an insecticide and nematicide produced by Bayer CropScience and sold as Temik, has been used by farmers for nearly 40… Full Story »

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