• Sequencing of the Potato Genome Will Mean Better Spuds

    Jun 26, 2009

    The international Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (PGSC) held its annual meeting at Teagasc Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, from June 10th to 12th. The PGSC is a group of nearly 20 research groups worldwide who have come together to sequence the entire potato genome by… Full Story »
  • PepsiCo and Calbee Form Food Deal in Japan

    Jun 25, 2009

    PepsiCo Inc. plan an alliance with Japan's Calbee Foods Co. to make and sell food items such as potato chips and prawn crackers in Japan, Pepsi said on Wednesday. Reuters Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Key Technology Introduces Manta for Frozen Potato Products.

    Jun 24, 2009

    Key Technology introduces Manta for frozen potato products. Featuring visible infrared cameras and Raptor laser technology along with new, proprietary high intensity LED lighting, high flow ejector valves and three-way ejection capability, this large capacity sorter, located immediately prior to packaging, assures final product is… Full Story »
  • Mexican Greenhouse Offers Homegrown Work Opportunities

    Jun 24, 2009

    Six miles outside Cotija, a huge greenhouse full of tomato plants is helping stem the region's decades-long stream of people heading north to the border. The Press-Enterprise Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farming Jobs Picked Clean by U.S. Residents

    Jun 24, 2009

    It is hot, there is no shade from the unforgiving Colorado sun, other than the hats that protect their faces. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • State Attacks Plant Bug in Sagaponack

    Jun 23, 2009

    In recent weeks, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has been fumigating several farm fields in Sagaponack with pesticide gases in hopes of killing a tiny, durable bug known as a golden nematode, a very rare species discovered in the fields in… Full Story »
  • Proposed NY Labor Law Would Kill Business

    Jun 22, 2009

    The legislative circus in Albany is helping at least one group of people -- farmers who have been sweating the possible passage of a labor law they say would be ruinous to their industry. Times Herald-Record Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farmers Trying to Cultivate New Image

    Jun 22, 2009

    Are farmers the new villains? Cast as uncaring louts in a major food documentary that opened nationwide Friday, conventional farmers already have seen their public persona trashed by bestselling depictions of conventional farms as places that abuse the land and the animals while producing food… Full Story »
  • Non-Disease Potatoes Nearly Double

    Jun 22, 2009

    A project to increase the use of certified seed potatoes and enhanced advisory services has nearly doubled production in nine years, boosting incomes and creating jobs in potato growing areas, particularly for women. Viet Nam News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Beetle in Eau Claire County

    Jun 22, 2009

    Erin LaFaive, Eau Claire County Extension Horticulture Educator, says “Knowing the lifecycle of these beetles helps to increase the chances of effectively managing this pest. This is true for many garden pests. Usually by the time your crops are affected from a pest or disease… Full Story »

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