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  • 2009 Planted Acres Increases from Last Season

    Jul 29, 2009

    Area planted to fall potatoes in 2009 is estimated at 932,900 acres, up slightly from the 2008 crop year, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvested area is forecast at 922,700 acres, also up slightly from 2008. Idaho growers increased planted area 5… Full Story »
  • Potato Farmers Help Grow Economy

    Jul 29, 2009

    As anyone who has traveled throughout central Washington knows, potatoes are one of the most planted crops in the region. Congressman Doc Hastings in the Othello Outlook Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato blight flourishing on P.E.I.

    Jul 29, 2009

    Wet, humid conditions are leading to the worst season for late blight on potatoes on P.E.I. in years. CBC Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New York Potato Acreage Decreases

    Jul 28, 2009

    New York potato growers planted an estimated 17,100 acres of potatoes this year according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office. This is down 5 percent from 2008. Acres for harvest is forecast at 16,500, down 7 percent from… Full Story »
  • USDA Sees Climate Bill Yielding Long-term Benefits for Agriculture

    Jul 23, 2009

    The agriculture department released its analysis of the House-passed climate bill today showing the cap-and-trade legislation having modest short-term costs for agriculture and long-term net benefits for the sector. The New York Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farmers’ Climate Bill Concerns Justified, Harkin Says

    Jul 23, 2009

    Farmers are right to be concerned that proposed legislation aimed at reversing climate change may raise their costs and make U.S. exports less competitive, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin said. Bloomberg.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Chemical Makers go on the Offensive in Agriculture

    Jul 23, 2009

    The only green shoots the chemical industry has seen lately are coming from the one-time diminutive agricultural side of the business, a shift that has spurred both new partnerships and legal battles to stake out new territory and protect profits. San Francisco Chronicle Click here to… Full Story »
  • Potato Growers Seek Investigation of ConAgra

    Jul 21, 2009

    Southern Idaho potato growers filed a request with the United States Department of Justice on Friday seeking an investigation into allegations that ConAgra violated anti-trust laws. The Idaho Office of the Attorney General confirmed that it relieved, signed and sent a letter of request on behalf… Full Story »
  • Organizers Share Their Message with Farm Workers

    Jul 21, 2009

    Veering off the paved main road, Justin Flores and Diego Reyes cut onto a dirt road laden with small rocks and dirt bumps. It was minutes past 5 p.m., July 11, and they were paying a visit to a farm worker camp. The-Dispatch.com Click here to… Full Story »
  • More Brockton Women Tilling Soil as Female Farmers

    Jul 21, 2009

    Rebecca Lipton has tilled the soil for 18 years. Enterprisenews.com Click here to read the rest of the story.

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