• Farm Groups Dismiss Senate Climate Bill

    Oct 7, 2009

    Farmers hoping to get paid for reducing greenhouse gas emissions didn't get what they wanted in a climate bill introduced in the Senate. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • EPA Allows Public to Review Pesticides

    Oct 1, 2009

    EPA is establishing a new, transparent process that will allow the public to review and comment on risk assessments and proposed registration decisions for pesticides. This expanded process will apply to all new pesticide active ingredients and first food uses, first outdoor uses and first… Full Story »
  • Deal to Raze Four Klamath Dams

    Sep 30, 2009

    In what is being touted as the world's biggest dam-removal project, an agreement was reached Tuesday to remove four dams on the Klamath River and restore a 300-mile migratory route for California's beleaguered salmon. San Francisco Gate Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Grower Comments on EPA’s RED for Metam Sodium

    Sep 29, 2009

    Paul Morris, a potato grower in Quincy, Wash., recently spoke with Idaho editor William Schaefer about EPA's metam sodium Reregistration Eligibility Decision. Click here for the video interview. Click here for the video interview.
  • News You Missed This Week

    Sep 25, 2009

    Here’s a recap of the news stories that are of interest to the potato industry for the week of Sept. 21-25. With harvest underway, some potato growing regions are dealing with adverse weather conditions and lower crop prices. Maine growers have had little rain since harvest,… Full Story »
  • Dry Harvest in Maine, Quality and Yields Look Good

    Sep 24, 2009

    Growers in Maine are dealing with a lack of water, rather than the overabundance of water they usually deal with at harvest. Despite the dry end to the growing season, the state’s crop is going to be of good quality with yields that are on average,… Full Story »
  • Metam Sodium RED Final Draft Due January, Growers Concerned About 2011

    Sep 24, 2009

    The wait and anticipation is over. Potato growers anxiously awaiting the EPA’s new Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) on metam sodium are now parsing the new directives from the federal agency. On June 3 EPA released its RED for the fumigant along with REDs for chloropicrin,… Full Story »
  • UW-Madison: Improving the Health of State Potatoes

    Sep 24, 2009

    Potatoes are big business in Wisconsin - more than a quarter billion-dollar industry last year - but it's a business that can come with a hefty environmental price tag. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Is Nitrogen the New Carbon?

    Sep 24, 2009

    In looking forward to the next Green Revolution, researchers have been carefully examining the role of nitrogen fixation in delivering successful crops around the globe. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New Computing Tool Could Lead to Better Crops

    Sep 24, 2009

    A new computing tool that could help scientists predict how plants will react to different environmental conditions in order to create better crops, such as tastier and longer lasting tomatoes, is being developed by researchers. ScienceDaily Click here to read the rest of the story.

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