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  • NSAC welcomes food facility final rule

    Jul 14, 2016

    The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has issued a statement welcoming the issuance of the FDA's final rule amending the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements for food facility registration. Read the statement below. The local and regional farm and food community has long awaited this final rule, which provides… Full Story »
  • Pathway Biologic expands to China

    Jul 14, 2016

    Pathway Biologic has entered into agreements for scaled distribution of Pathway Technology through a strategic initiative designed specifically for China agricultural production beginning 1st quarter 2017. The company has been working for three years to introduce its technologies within the China marketplace, according to a press release.… Full Story »
  • Research shows additional benefits when cooked, cooled

    Jul 14, 2016

    New research published in the scientific journal Food Chemistry shows that cooking and cooling potatoes can significantly increase the amount of Resistant Starch (RS), Potatoes USA said in a news release. Resistant starch is gaining momentum in the nutrition community due to emerging evidence in animal… Full Story »
  • PAA to induct four as Honorary Life Members

    Jul 13, 2016

    The Potato Association of America (PAA) will induct Bill Campbell, Warren Henneger, Ed Lulai and Willem Schrage as Honorary Life Members during its 100th annual meeting this August in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bill Campbell is a former PAA president, who served in 2011. He spent… Full Story »
  • FSMA updates food facility registration

    Jul 13, 2016

    The FDA today finalized a rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to improve the accuracy of the food facility registration database. The Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities final rule updates FDA’s food facility registration requirements by requiring additional registration information that will improve… Full Story »
  • $26 million awarded for farmworker housing

    Jul 13, 2016

    USDA has awarded $26 million to help provide housing for farmworkers in nine rental communities in four states. The funding will support 439 rental units in California, Florida, Kansas and Texas. The funding is provided through the Farm Labor Housing Loan and Grant program. It will help qualified… Full Story »
  • AgBiome receives grant for sweet potato weevils

    Jul 13, 2016

    AgBiome has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover biological insect control for deployment to smallholder farmers in African nations. The project, entitled RSM Systems Biology for Sweet Potato: Engineering the African Root/Soil/Microbiome for Enhanced Crop Productivity, aims to discover beneficial… Full Story »
  • International Potato Center annual report now available

    Jul 13, 2016

    The International Potato Center's Annual Report 2015 is now available online. The report features research highlights, information on financials and links to publications, as well as statements from Barabara Wells, director general, and Rodney Cooke, chair of the board of trustees. Wells wrote, "In promising research coming out of Uganda,… Full Story »
  • Priaxor defends against Rhizoctonia, early blight, black dot

    Jul 13, 2016

    Are you seeing signs of Rhizoctonia, early blight or black dot? BASF has a product to help you fight back. To help growers fortify their disease control toolbox, the company created Priaxor, a versatile fungicide that fits into multiple timings in a potato disease management… Full Story »
  • Empire Farm Days to feature Spud Nation food truck

    Jul 12, 2016

    The 2016 edition of the Empire Farm Days will welcome the Spud Nation Food Truck, a 2016 initiative of the Potatoes USA. The food truck will visit Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, New York, Aug. 9-11. Empire Farm Days began as the Potato Field Days organized by the Empire… Full Story »

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