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  • P.E.I. Multiplies Fines to Protect Against Potato Disease

    Jul 14, 2009

    Island farmers who don't properly dispose of bad potatoes will face much higher fines, as the province moves to stop the spread of diseases. Farmers are required to bury potatoes that can't be sold due to bruising or disease. Potatoes that are not disposed of properly… Full Story »
  • Jobless Finding New Work on Farms

    Jul 13, 2009

    Unemployed workers are seeking jobs in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, easing farm labor shortages in the process. USA Today Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Oregon Cuts Program to Track Pesticide Use

    Jul 13, 2009

    The second annual report on Oregon pesticide use is likely to be the last. Just as the report from the Department of Agriculture went to press, the program was cut as a casualty of state budget problems. Seattle Post-Intelligencer Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Schumer Backs LI Farmers Seeking Federal Loans

    Jul 13, 2009

    Sen. Charles Schumer is adding some political muscle to Long Island farmers seeking low-interest loans from the federal government because of crop losses. Newsday Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Idaho’s Simplot Joins Canadian Company in JV

    Jul 10, 2009

    The J.R. Simplot Co. is starting a new company with a Canadian-based partner to help farmers and producers better track products with a computerized data management system. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Growers Get Better Idea About Crops

    Jul 10, 2009

    America's favorite vegetable has taken a beating this growing season. The United Potato Growers of Idaho is keeping a close eye on this year's spud crop, including the damaged acres. KIFI News 8 Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Purple Potato Research

    Jul 10, 2009

    Resistance to the possible closure of the University of Idaho's Parma Research Station has prompted new President Duane Nellis to delay the plan. Nellis has put a hold on the closure, while he reviews the university's research and extension centers across the state. Boise Public… Full Story »
  • PepsiCo Opens Plant With Vow to Potato Farmers

    Jul 10, 2009

    Soft drink and snack maker PepsiCo opened its eighth plant in Russia on Wednesday amid promises to invest another $1 billion in the next few years, including money to educate potato farmers. The opening ceremony, attended by PepsiCo chairwoman Indra Nooyi, Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina… Full Story »
  • Blight Outbreak Threatens Pennsylvania Tomatoes, Potatoes

    Jul 9, 2009

    Uncommon weather and the sale of infected plants by big-box stores has unleashed a disease that threatens tomatoes and potatoes grown by backyard gardeners and commercial growers here and across Pennsylvania. LancasterOnline.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • BASF Halts GM Potato Research in UK

    Jul 9, 2009

    Prospects for growing blight-resistant potatoes created by genetic modification have received a setback in the UK after BASF's decision to suspend research into such varieties. Farmers Weekly Click here to read the rest of the story.

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