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  • 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.
  • 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. 9NEWS.com Click here to read the rest of the story.

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