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  • Two Valley Irrigation Products Receive Award

    Jun 12, 2009

    Tracker Mobile and the AutoPilot Linear Control Panel with GPS Ready positioning from Valley Irrigation were recognized with AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). To be recognized by the ASABE with an AE50 award, a product must have been… Full Story »
  • European Agency Confirms Safety of GM Potato

    Jun 12, 2009

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its scientific assessment of a gene that is present in Amflora, BASF's genetically modified potato, as well as in other GM products. In the past, EFSA has repeatedly assessed the use of this gene with the scientific name… Full Story »
  • Washington State Officials: Ag Immigration Reform Not Coming

    Jun 10, 2009

    Immigration reform to assure Washington agriculture a legal work force likely won't happen this year in Congress, state officials said Friday near the conclusion of a visit to the nation's capital to meet with cabinet-level agencies. Yakima Herald-Republic Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • H-2A Update: Frequently Asked Questions

    Jun 3, 2009

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the latest suspension of the H-2A Final Rule. To see the list, Click here.
  • Boise Fry Eatery Runs Afoul of Idaho Potato Commission

    Jun 3, 2009

    A creative Boise eatery that spotlights Idaho's most famous crop has run afoul of the very agency that promotes its most famous crop. Idaho Press-Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • DuPont Files Suit Against BASF Over Weed Killer Trait

    Jun 2, 2009

    DuPont Co. is suing rival BASF SE, claiming the German chemicals giant is infringing four patents for a herbicide-tolerant technology and seeking compensation. CNNMoney.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Labor Department Suspends New H-2A Rule

    May 29, 2009

    It's back to the old rules for H-2A employers. The U.S. Department of Labor is suspending the H-2A Final Rule that went into effect Jan. 17. That Final Rule amended the regulations governing the certification for temporary employment of non-immigrant workers in agricultural occupations on a… Full Story »
  • Emptied but not Wasted: Recycling Ag Plastics

    May 29, 2009

    Out on the farmland, those plastic containers used to ship and hold pesticides can really pile up. Yakima Herald Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • July is Smart Irrigation Month

    May 28, 2009

    The Irrigation Association (IA) named July Smart Irrigation Month in 2006 to raise awareness of the benefits of smart irrigation practices. Since then, IA members in every segment of the industry have used Smart Irrigation Month as an opportunity to promote efficient irrigation practices, technologies… Full Story »
  • Congressman Tours Flooded Potato Fields

    May 28, 2009

    After a week in which 18 or more inches of rain fell on potato fields in Putnam, Flagler and Volusia counties, the rush is on to salvage what's left of a potato crop. News4Jax Jacksonville, Fla. For more information, Click here.

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