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  • Michigan Farmers Harvest Healthy Potato Crop

    Oct 27, 2009

    Michigan shoppers will find plenty of locally grown potatoes in grocer bins -- and in bags of chips this fall. Thanks to preventative measures taken by farmers, Michigan's $156 million potato crop has largely been spared from a new strain of fungus that devastated the… Full Story »
  • Gallatin County Requests Federal Aid for Potato Farmers

    Oct 26, 2009

    Gallatin County has thrown its hat in the ring for possible federal disaster relief after this month's subfreezing temperatures likely destroyed unharvested potato crops. Bozeman Daily Chronicle Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Rain Causes More Delays in P.E.I. Potato Harvest

    Oct 26, 2009

    Delays in P.E.I. potato harvest operations are getting even worse after heavy rains continued to plague the island Thursday night. CBC News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • P.E.I. Aims to Grow Potato Market in Algeria

    Oct 26, 2009

    A delegation of people representing P.E.I.'s potato industry returned this week from a trade mission to Algeria, hopeful about re-establishing markets for their products in that African country. CBC News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Michigan Governor May Kill University Research, Extension This Week

    Oct 23, 2009

    People who value the agricultural work of Michigan State University - in research, Extension and teaching - are being asked to contact the Michigan governor and urge her not to veto funding for its continuing operations. Agricultural leaders in Michigan - at the university and elsewhere… Full Story »
  • Pending Approval, Snyder’s to Acquire Utz

    Oct 23, 2009

    Pending approval by the Federal Trade Commission, Snyder's of Hanover will acquire Utz Quality Foods in Hanover. Snyder's plans to continue operations in all four of the local Utz plants, plus the Snyder's of Hanover's plant, said Carl E. Lee, Jr., president and chief executive officer… Full Story »
  • Self-Steered Tractors and UAVs: Future Farming Is (Finally) Now

    Oct 23, 2009

    It was 1903 when Robert Blair’s great-grandfather began farming the dry ridge overlooking the Clearwater River near Lewiston, Idaho. In 2001, when Blair took the reins, the farm’s books were still kept by hand. Now, he has deployed a set of Darpa-like technologies, including unmanned… Full Story »
  • Field Days Highlight Soil Fertility on Organic Vegetable Farms

    Oct 22, 2009

    Two field days in November will highlight organic soil fertility management for vegetables. Midwest AgNet Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Arysta LifeScience Develops New Insecticide Technology

    Oct 21, 2009

    Arysta LifeScience North America has introduced a new technology that provides an Eco-Responsive approach to insect control, according to the company. Responsive Pest Management Technology (RPMTM) is the process of combining organic compounds with or without synthetic insecticides. In combination with synthetic insecticides, the resulting… Full Story »
  • Island Muck Greets Potato Farmers

    Oct 21, 2009

    Seagulls and ducks were swimming in the potato field that grower Boyd Rose dug Sunday night near North Lake. Prince Edward Island The Guardian Click here to read the rest of the story.

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