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  • 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 »
  • APS updates website

    Aug 18, 2010

    The American Phytopathological Society's (APS) website, www.apsnet.org, has been completely re-imagined and rebuilt, and will now include a daily news feed, an online bookstore, a webcast section, thousands of searchable abstracts, historical archives and more. The new site went live Aug. 16. Now that the… Full Story »
  • Conservation deadline approaching

    Aug 17, 2010

    USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the deadline to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up is quickly approaching. Farmers and ranchers have until close of business on Friday, Aug. 27, to offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general sign-up. Applications… Full Story »
  • A day as a farm laborer teaches lessons about immigrant jobs

    Aug 15, 2010

    With my stiff back, I had to sit, not stoop, even though the ground between the rows of blueberries was still wet from Thursday morning's storm. I quickly ran into a problem I never have in the office: sweat pouring into my eyes. Plus, I… Full Story »
  • Potato growers planning for future

    Aug 12, 2010

    With fast-improving potato prices as a backdrop, spud industry leaders from around the country are gathering in Pocatello this week to formulate their next long-range plan to increase demand for potatoes. Idaho State Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Washington suspends potato inspection regulations

    Aug 12, 2010

    Federal regulations affecting fresh russet potatoes in Washington state have been temporarily suspended in a move to reduce packing costs. Capital Ag Press   Click here to read the rest of the story.

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