• BASF: The Chemical Giant Still Dreaming of Potatoes

    Mar 3, 2010

    BASF’s chemicals are found in thousands of products, from cars to salmon to plastic Smurf figures. But so far not the potato. Wall Street Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Diamond Foods to Acquire Kettle Foods

    Feb 26, 2010

    Diamond Foods Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kettle Foods, makers of premium potato chips, from Lion Capital LLP for $615 million in cash. Wall Street Journal MarketWatch Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Genesee, Orleans Say ‘No’ to Farm Labor Overtime Bill

    Feb 26, 2010

    County lawmakers in Genesee and Orleans counties on Wednesday both passed resolutions stating their opposition to a state proposal that would allow farmworkers to collect overtime after 55 hours of work in a week. The Daily News (N.Y.) Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Officials Wary of Agricultural Terrorism

    Feb 22, 2010

    U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson drew attention to a new focus in the war on terror that hits home for South Dakotans during his keynote address this month at the South Dakota Farmers Union 95th annual state convention in Huron. Argus Leader Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farmers, Activists Push for Immigration Reform

    Feb 19, 2010

    Phil Wagner grows apples, sweet cherries and peaches on his 157-acre Wayne County spread. The retired Army colonel has worked 12 years as a fruit farmer. And none of it would happen without the immigrant labor, mostly Hispanic, who pick that fruit for $9 to… Full Story »
  • Potato Prices Crushed by Low Demand

    Feb 19, 2010

    Potato farmers are looking at a gloomy season as consumers avoid the spud, and Idaho overproduced by half a million tonnes. CBC News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Bethel Potato Farmer Dreams of Feeding a Region

    Feb 19, 2010

    What's the best fertilizer for a Kuskokwim River potato patch? Fish guts, of course. Anchorage Daily News
  • Potato Stocks Up 5 Percent from 2009

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 13 major potato states held 203 million cwt. of potatoes in storage on Feb. 1, up 11 percent from a year ago and 2 percent above 2008. Potatoes in storage accounted for 53 percent of the 2009 fall storage states' production, unchanged from Feb.… Full Story »
  • Food Safety Topic for Extension Workshop

    Feb 17, 2010

    Farmers can get up to date on the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture food safety rules at a workshop the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office will host on Thursday, Feb. 25. The Daily Journal, N.J. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Secretary of Labor Announces Final Rule for H-2A Program

    Feb 15, 2010

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced a new rule regarding the H-2A program. The Labor Department will publish, in the Feb. 12 edition of the Federal Register, a final rule governing the labor certification process and enforcement mechanisms for the H-2A temporary agricultural… Full Story »

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