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  • NPC awards da Silva 2014-15 scholarship

    Sep 1, 2014

    Washington Luis da Silva, a plant pathology Ph.D. student at Cornell University, is the recipient of the National Potato Council (NPC) 2014-15 academic scholarship.             The $10,000 academic scholarship is awarded by the NPC to a graduate student pursuing advanced studies that will improve the… Full Story »
  • Valmont acquires majority interest in AgSense

    Aug 27, 2014

    Valmont Industries, of Omaha, Nebraska, has purchased a majority interest in AgSense.             Valmont produces products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture. AgSense, based in Huron, South Dakota, uses cloud based information technology that provides a feed of real-time information allowing… Full Story »
  • Burdett joins USPB staff

    Aug 26, 2014

    Amy Burdett has joined the United States Potato Board (USPB) as its marketing operations director.             For the past 16 years Burdett worked at the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Her areas of trade expertise include Asia bilateral and regional affairs, trade policy development and… Full Story »
  • Agrium acquires controlling interest in Agricen

    Aug 26, 2014

    Agrium, through its subsidiary, Loveland Products, has purchased a controlling interest in the biotechnology company Agricen.             Agricen, based in Frisco, Texas, produces biochemical-based products for plant nutrition. Agricen currently manufactures two Loveland products, Accomplish LM and Titan PM, biologically derived products designed to enhance… Full Story »
  • Idaho late blight continues to spread

    Aug 26, 2014

    Two fields with late blight in Idaho’s Fremont County have been confirmed. This brings the total number of Idaho counties reporting late blight to five, Madison, Bingham, Bonneville and Power counties being the others.             Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Miller Research, recommends protecting… Full Story »
  • Trimble launches new applications

    Aug 26, 2014

    Trimble has launched two new applications, Connected Farm Field and Connected Farm Advisor, which work together in its Connected Farm web-based management program.             Connected Farm Field is a field data management tool for the farmer and Connected Farm Advisor is a field data management… Full Story »
  • Late blight continues to spread across eastern Idaho

    Aug 20, 2014

    Late blight continues to move across eastern Idaho potato fields. The first confirmation of late blight was in Bingham County on August 12. Since then, late blight has been confirmed in Bonneville County, Power County and Madison County. Phil Nolte, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls… Full Story »
  • Late blight found in Idaho

    Aug 12, 2014

    Late blight was positively identified on a leaf sample brought to the University of Idaho’s Idaho Falls Research and Extension lab. The leaf sample came from Bingham County. Call the University of Idaho’s late blight hotline at 1-800-791-7195 for more information. Watch this space for updates and further information.
  • McCain to close PEI processing plant

    Aug 11, 2014

    McCain Foods (Canada) announced that it will close its french fry facility in Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island (PEI) on October 31, 2014. A shift in demand for french fries from North America to other regions, the impact of the stronger Canadian dollar during the past… Full Story »
  • CPS, PMA, WGA partner to produce Ag Water report

    Aug 11, 2014

    To help the industry evaluate and consider several years’ worth of scientific research findings, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Western Growers Association (WGA) have partnered with the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) to deliver a report focused on agricultural water and its impact on food… Full Story »

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