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  • Simplot’s Innate varieties achieve federal milestones

    Nov 11, 2014

    The first two generations of the J.R. Simplot Company’s genetically engineered (GE) Innate potato varieties achieved individual federal milestones.Generation one received a determination of nonregulated status from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The APHIS document has been published in the Federal… Full Story »
  • APHIS extends comment period for proposed produce movement rule

    Nov 10, 2014

    USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is reopening the comment period for its proposed rule that would establish a performance standard and streamline the process for authorizing the import and interstate movement of fruits and vegetables. APHIS will consider all comments received on… Full Story »
  • American farmers are growing old, with spiraling costs keeping out young

    Oct 30, 2014

    Art McManus slowly threads his 2001 white GMC pickup through a rolling grove of cherry trees, their limbs heavy with crimson fruit. Eyeing his 25-year-old grandson working with a crew of farmhands, he stops to watch them attach a mechanical shaker that grips a tree… Full Story »
  • New president at McCrometer

    Oct 29, 2014

    Melissa Aquino has been promoted to the position of president of McCrometer, succeeding Kerry McCall, president of McCrometer for 28 years.             As part of an executive transition, McCall has moved into the position of chief flow technology executive.             Prior to the promotion, Aquino… Full Story »
  • Eric Halverson new CEO at Black Gold

    Oct 29, 2014

    Eric Halverson has succeeded his father, Gregg Halverson, as CEO of Black Gold Farms.             Gregg Halverson will remain president of Black Gold’s board of directors.             Black Gold Farms is based in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • Syngenta scholarship winners

    Oct 29, 2014

    Graduate student Kelsey Hensley of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and undergraduate student Linda Millet of Oregon State University, are the inaugural grand prize winners of the national Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship essay contest.             Hensley and Millett each received  $1,000 in regional awards and… Full Story »
  • Peel joins Arysta

    Oct 27, 2014

    Mark Peel has been appointed Arysta LifeScience’s territory sales manger for the Delta sales region.             Peel’s primary role will focus on fungicide applications in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.
  • APRE creates President’s Circle

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) has created a new membership category titled the President’s Circle.             The APRE President’s Circle has been designed to strengthen potato industry collaboration and to enhance its impact on the nutrition policy dialogue regarding the role of… Full Story »
  • Bayer CropScience launches award to recognize industry innovators

    Oct 23, 2014

    Bayer CropScience will honor a leader in the produce industry whose thinking, practices and use of technology enhance the role of produce in creating better lives. The Bayer CropScience Produce Innovation Award will recognize a grower, whose innovative efforts improve yield and quality of a… Full Story »
  • APHIS implements new program

    Oct 9, 2014

    The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has begun implementation of its Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary (FRSMP) program.             The new program establishes a process to federally recognize certain state-managed plant pest programs. The program represents an effort to coordinate U.S. plant… Full Story »

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