• Key Introduces Potato Processing Equipment

    May 6, 2009

    Key Technology has introduced its first optical sorting system for whole potatoes. Optyx WPS for whole potatoes achieves a three-way sort using a combination of air ejectors to remove foreign material and a unique deflector system to separate potatoes for rework from good potatoes. Maximizing… Full Story »
  • Robots Bring Change to U.S. Farming

    May 6, 2009

    Mechanization has made the modern farmer's life a lot easier. The Cutting Edge Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Border Agency Restarts Potato Dumping Review

    May 5, 2009

    A 25-year-old anti-dumping duty on imports of certain packages and types of U.S. potatoes into the British Columbia market will again be reviewed this summer, this time probing potato values during the 2007-08 crop year. The Canada Border Services Agency said Monday it has launched its… Full Story »
  • Contracts for Potatoes not Completed

    May 1, 2009

    Just when it looked as if spring had arrived, southern Alberta was hit with one last snowstorm. The wet and sloppy snow put the brakes on seeding campaigns across the region but for potato growers, it should not cause much concern. Vauxhall Advance Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • More than Just Potato Chips

    Apr 29, 2009

    What began as a small idea has grown into reality, bringing numerous possibilities to the Upper Valley and the potential for bigger opportunities. The Waterville-based Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company Inc. officially open its doors on Saturday morning, with a ribbon cutting, free tour of the… Full Story »
  • Canada Will Monitor Mexican Farm Workers

    Apr 28, 2009

    Thousands of Mexican workers needed for Canada's growing season will have their temperature taken before being allowed to enter the country, in light of the swine flu outbreak, Canadian officials indicated Monday. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Germany to Allow GMO Potato Trials

    Apr 28, 2009

    Germany's Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner said on Monday she will allow test cultivation of a potato containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Open air trials of the GMO potato Amflora, developed by German chemicals group BASF (BASF.DE) presented no threat to public health or the environment, she… Full Story »
  • World Potato Congress Proceedings Available Online

    Apr 28, 2009

    The proceedings from the 2009 World Potato Congress are now available online. Click here to see the proceedings from the Congress.
  • USDA Conducts First Wide-scale Survey of Organic Industry

    Apr 24, 2009

    USDA will conduct the first-ever wide-scale survey of organic farming in the United States this year, to find out how the growth of organic farming is changing the face of U.S. agriculture. “The Organic Production Survey is a direct response to the growing interest in organics… Full Story »
  • Vilsack: Climate Law Aids Farms

    Apr 24, 2009

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says climate legislation should be a "net winner" for farmers, although details that will determine how much growers get paid for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions are yet to be worked out. Des Moines Register Click here to read the rest of the story.

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