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  • New York State Declared ‘Agricultural Disaster’

    Sep 11, 2009

    If you've been to the farm stands and farmers' markets in the ridge area, you've certainly heard the lament: this year's growing season, for many farmers, was a bust. Shawangunk Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New York Senate Back With Controversial Labor Bill

    Sep 11, 2009

    The state Senate is returning to session this week. Conventional wisdom assumes that this session won’t be anything like the disastrous leadership battle in June and July. PostStar.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Scientists Unlock Secrets of Irish Potato Famine Genome

    Sep 10, 2009

    Scientists have unlocked the genetic code of late blight - the plant pathogen that sparked the Irish potato famine of the 1840s and 1850s - and it is revealing clues about why it has been such a formidable foe. Reuters Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • ARS Scientists Help Sequence Genome of Potato Late Blight Pathogen

    Sep 9, 2009

    The complete genome of the pathogen that caused the infamous Irish potato famine and the recent loss of potato and tomato crops in the eastern United States has been sequenced by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators. USDA ARS Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Extension Specialist: Late Blight Won’t Affect State Potato Crop

    Sep 9, 2009

    Not everyone is concerned about the effects of the recent discoveries of late blight in Wisconsin potato fields. Wisconsin Ag Connection Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Virus Infects Arboretum’s Tlingit Potato Crop

    Sep 9, 2009

    They're OK to eat, but a large crop of heirloom Tlingit potatoes grown this year in Juneau will not be distributed for seed because the tubers have a virus. Juneau Empire Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Saving Agricultural Biodiversity

    Sep 8, 2009

    When the chips are down, the world may one day owe a debt of gratitude to a group of potato farmers high up in the mountains of Peru. CNN Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Okray Farms in Plover Has Been Around for 100 Years

    Sep 8, 2009

    Potato farming is a multi-million dollar industry in the state of Wisconsin and Portage County is the state's leader in potato production. Fox 55 News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • In N.B., Potatoes Seed Learning Field

    Sep 8, 2009

    Lisa Gallagher grew up on Air Force bases and spent 25 years in Moncton before she moved to the potato belt. Brunswick Telegraph-Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • The State Of The Farm

    Sep 4, 2009

    The recession is hitting the American farm. Agricultural investments likely reflect these dismal numbers already. Forbes.com Click here to read the rest of the story.

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