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  • Spud Farmers Likely to See Higher Prices

    Jul 6, 2009

    Idaho potato crop acreage is down this year, but you won't hear growers complaining. Fewer acres mean higher prices. And those farmers not growing potatoes this year have met success with substitution crops. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Blight Threatens R.I. Tomato, Potato Crops

    Jul 6, 2009

    A strain of the fungus that caused the Irish potato famine of the 1840s is on the loose in Rhode Island and is damaging potato and tomato crops. Providence Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • ‘Organic’ Label Doesn’t Guarantee Quality or Taste

    Jul 2, 2009

    Just because it's organic doesn't mean it's the best. Let flavor dictate. Los Angeles Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Irrigators Have Two Years to Prepare for Pollution Permits

    Jul 1, 2009

    U.S. growers who apply pesticides via spray nozzle will need National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits starting April 9, 2011. On June 8, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted EPA a two-year stay before the permit rule has to be enforced. The stay… Full Story »
  • Judge Rules for H-2A Labor Employers

    Jul 1, 2009

    Here’s the latest on the H-2A situation from Frank Gasperini, executive vice president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE): “As previously reported, Judge William L. Osteen Jr. of the United States District Court for the Middle of North Carolina ruled for the plaintiffs and… Full Story »
  • Devastating Plant Fungus Found in New York

    Jul 1, 2009

    The fungal disease that caused the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s has been found in Plattsburgh, N.Y., with experts pressing for a quick reaction from local residents. Plattsburgh Press Republican Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • A New Crop of Farmers: Women

    Jul 1, 2009

    Julie Stinar once worked with some of the top names in fashion: Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Tracy Reese. CantonRep.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Judge Halts H-2A Rule Changes

    Jun 30, 2009

    Last night, a federal judge issued an injunction halting a change to H-2A labor rules, according to Frank Gasperini, executive vice president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers. The U.S. Department of Labor's suspension of new H-2A rules was supposed to go into effect at… Full Story »
  • TKI Acquires Herbicide Business from DuPont

    Jun 30, 2009

    Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI) has purchased the linuron herbicide assets from DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, Del. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Linuron herbicide is marketed globally under the DuPont Lorox and Linex brands, as well as several associated mixture trademarks. This specialty herbicide… Full Story »
  • Winners and Losers Emerge in Climate Bill

    Jun 30, 2009

    In addition to raising energy prices, the climate legislation that's winding through Congress would create a parallel financial system with a carbon-based currency. The Seattle Times Click here to read the rest of the story.

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