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  • Michigan State Extension Posts Resource on Volunteer Potatoes

    May 20, 2010

    Volunteer potatoes are a concern for potato producers every season, however, last season late blight was a major concern throughout the state making volunteer control an even greater issue in 2010. Michigan State University Extension IPM Resource Click here to find out more.
  • Late Blight Starting to Appear

    May 20, 2010

    Late blight has been confirmed on tomatoes in Louisiana, Florida and Maryland, according to Michigan State University (MSU). Last year’s late blight outbreak in the Northeast United States has been associated with tomato seedlings imported from southern states. Potato and tomato growers should be aware that… Full Story »
  • Potato Stocks Up 11 Percent From May 2009

    May 20, 2010

    The 13 major potato states held 87 million cwt. of potatoes in storage May 1, up 11 percent from a year ago. Potatoes in storage accounted for 23 percent of the 2009 fall storage States' production, 2 percentage points above May 1, 2009. Klamath Basin… Full Story »
  • Congressmen Get Texas Farmer’s Recommendations on Farm Bill

    May 18, 2010

    Texas ranks third in the country in agricultural production. That's more than $21-billion in agricultural products every year, and because the state is such a big part of the nation's production, the House Agriculture Committee met in Lubbock on Monday to hear from Texas farmers.… Full Story »
  • For Farmworkers, Sometimes It’s the Little Things that Count

    May 14, 2010

    Over the last few months, the other Bon Appetit Management Company Fellows and I have been driving around the country, visiting small farms in Bon Appetit’s supply chain. triplepundit Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Once Defeated Farm Labor Bill Back in New York Senate

    May 14, 2010

    Sen. George Onorato, a Democrat from Queens, represents no farmers and probably no farm workers, but he has reintroduced legislation that New York farmers have spent close to two years fighting and thought they had defended. The Batavian Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Growers Told to Take Steps Against Blight

    May 13, 2010

    As farmers and home gardeners set out their tomatoes this spring, plant experts offered suggestions for preventing another outbreak of late blight, which destroyed millions of dollars worth of tomatoes in the eastern U.S. last year. Associated Press Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Congress Starts to Work Early on 2012 Farm Bill

    May 13, 2010

    Don’t get too comfortable with the policies and programs contained in the current federal farm bill: That was the message that the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee brought to farmers and ranchers attending a field hearing in Fresno last week. California Farm Bureau Federation Click… Full Story »
  • USDA Releases Ag Transportation Report

    May 12, 2010

    USDA recently released to Congress a comprehensive report on agricultural transportation in the United States, the first ever of such magnitude. The report, “Study of Rural Transportation Issues,” was mandated by the 2008 Farm Bill and covers the four major modes of transportation commonly used… Full Story »
  • Farmers: Immigration Reform Needed for Ag Workers

    May 11, 2010

    Even during the recession, foreign workers harvested vegetables, milked cows and picked apples on many U.S. farms, doing work that farmers say Americans don't want to do. Associated Press Click here to read the rest of the story.

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