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  • University of Idaho Extension Updates Potato GAP Audit Manual

    Apr 13, 2010

    University of Idaho Extension has updated its Potato GAP Audit Organizational Manual to correspond with November 2009 changes in the USDA’s Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) Audit Verification Checklist. The manual, available at here, is designed to simplify the collection of… Full Story »
  • Food Safety Workshop at County Cooperative Extension April 14-15

    Apr 8, 2010

    On April 14 and 15, northern New York farmers will have the opportunity to develop food safety plans at a two-day workshop at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm on Rt. 68. North Country News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • University of Idaho Extension Updates Potato GAP Audit Manual

    Apr 7, 2010

    University of Idaho Extension has updated its Potato GAP Audit Organizational Manual to correspond with November 2009 changes in the USDA’s Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) & Good Handling Practices (GHP) Audit Verification Checklist. The manual, available here, is designed to simplify the collection of information… Full Story »
  • Vegetable Gardeners on the Look-Out for a Return of Late Blight

    Apr 6, 2010

    It was in the 80s and 90s across the North Country this past weekend. Some eager gardeners were no doubt out in the vegetable patch, planting the earliest of early crops, like spinach and peas. It won't be long till the planting season is underway… Full Story »
  • NC Farmers Take S.510 Concerns to Consumers

    Apr 6, 2010

    Small, sustainable, and organic farmers in North Carolina are taking their fight against the pending food safety bill to the farmers market. Food Safety News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Food Safety on the Farm

    Apr 5, 2010

    More than year ago peanut butter made in the southern U.S. sickened hundreds of people and killed as many as nine. North Country Public Radio Click here to hear the audio.
  • Salmonella Worry Prompts Potato Chip Recall

    Apr 2, 2010

    All Tom's Barbecue Potato Chips have been recalled, Lance Inc. and the FDA today announced. WebMD Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Revus Approved for Shorter Entry Interval

    Mar 31, 2010

    Syngenta Crop Protection announced that EPA has approved a shorter Restricted Entry Interval (REI) for Revus fungicide. Revus, which previously required an REI of 12 hours, now has an REI of four hours, offering greater flexibility and ease of use. Revus, which was introduced in… Full Story »
  • Specialty Crop Grants Available

    Mar 26, 2010

    The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced new opportunities for Michigan businesses thanks to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through USDA's Ag Marketing Services. The program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan’s specialty crops. Grant proposals must be received by MDA… Full Story »
  • Potato Plant’s Closing Will Have Big Impact on Prosser

    Mar 26, 2010

    It's hard for George and Judy Austin to imagine life without the potato plant. Yakima Herald Click here to read the rest of the story.

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