• WPVGA Presents Annual Industry Awards

    Feb 9, 2010

    The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association presented several annual industry awards during its annual banquet last week in Stevens Point. Wisconsin Ag Connection Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Voliam Xpress Insecticide Receives Label Expansion to Include Potatoes, Tree Fruit and Tree Nuts

    Feb 9, 2010

    Syngenta Crop Protection announced Feb. 8 that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation approved the label for Voliam Xpress insecticide. Voliam Xpress is now approved for use on pome fruit, stone fruit and potatoes, as well as head and leaf lettuce, fruiting vegetables,… Full Story »
  • Bayer CropScience, United Potato Continue Sustainable Ag Partnership

    Feb 9, 2010

    In a meeting with North American potato growers, Bayer CropScience and United Potato Growers of America announced their continued commitment to sustainable agriculture and the world’s food supply. As part of the announcement, Bayer CropScience has committed, for the third year, to be part of… Full Story »
  • Lance, Diamond Foods Said to Bid for Potato-Chip Maker Kettle

    Feb 5, 2010

    Lance Inc. and Diamond Foods Inc. are among the bidders for premium potato-chip maker Kettle Foods, according to people familiar with the matter. BusinessWeek Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • USDA Announces Purchases for Domestic Food Programs

    Feb 4, 2010

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Jan. 29 USDA's intention to purchase $29.1 million worth of blueberry, pear, potato, peach and mixed fruit products for federal food nutrition assistance programs. "These purchases will help stabilize prices and markets, stimulate the economy, and provide high quality, nutritious food… Full Story »
  • USDA to buy Surplus Potatoes

    Feb 4, 2010

    U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet last week joined U.S. Rep. John Salazar in applauding a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decision to purchase up to $9 million of surplus fresh potatoes and up to $21.9 million of surplus fresh fruits for federal food… Full Story »
  • BASF Launches Headline Fungicide Training Module

    Feb 2, 2010

    BASF Corporation has unveiled a specialized online training program - - to educate growers on how Headline fungicide helps them get the most out of every acre. The training program examines the three pillars of Plant Health - disease control, stress tolerance and… Full Story »
  • Obama Wants to End Wealthy Farmers’ Crop Subsidies

    Feb 2, 2010

    President Barack Obama asked Congress on Monday to slash crop subsidies to "wealthy farmers" and to pare federal support for crop insurance, moves estimated to save $10 billion over 10 years. Reuters Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Price Index Rises, Still Well Below One Year Ago

    Feb 1, 2010

    The January price index for potatoes is at 134, is up 0.8 percent from last month but 19 percent below January 2009, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The all potato price, at $7.19 per cwt., decreased 20 cents from December and $2.21 from last January.
  • Farm Pay Sparks Controversy

    Jan 28, 2010

    A bill that would give more rights to farm workers, including overtime pay and mandatory rest periods, is being debated in the state Senate after being approved by the Labor Committee last week. Rochester, N.Y., Democrat and Chronicle Click here to read the rest of the story.

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