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  • NPC releases 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook

    Jul 27, 2015

    National Potato Council (NPC) announced that the "2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook" - a resource for growers, industry members, academics, and policy makers - has either already arrived or will be arriving in mailboxes within the next couple of days. In addition to the most recent data on… Full Story »
  • Potato late blight found in Michigan

    Jul 27, 2015

    A potato field in Montcalm County, Michigan has been reported with late blight over the past week and the genotype of the Phytophthora infestans isolate is the US-23 genotype. This was confirmed by GPI allozyme analysis. This genotype is Ridomil sensitive however the recommendations for treatment include… Full Story »
  • BREAKING: House passed GMO labeling law

    Jul 24, 2015

    According to multiple sources, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a labeling law that “blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont.” Reuters has more:        Dubbed… Full Story »
  • New tools would advance efforts to ensure safety of imported foods

    Jul 24, 2015

    The FDA has published a proposed rule and a draft guidance document to support a new program under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help eligible foreign entities demonstrate that imported food meets U.S. food safety requirements. Audits and certifications for eligible foreign entities under this program will… Full Story »
  • Will Maine send potatoes to Cuba?

    Jul 23, 2015

    Now that relations have been normalized between the United States and Cuba, will this be the first of a wave of trade opportunities for potato growers? MPBN News has more:        Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree both say Maine… Full Story »
  • RIPM grants created benefits for western growers, agriculture report finds

    Jul 23, 2015

    The Regional Integrated Pest Management competitive grants program, which ran from 1996 to 2013, created tools, models, training information and publications that have been a tremendous benefit to growers and agriculture in the West. That’s the finding of a retrospective of the program just released… Full Story »
  • Tucker Carlson to Speak at 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference

    Jul 23, 2015

    Tucker Carlson, political news commentator and co-host of “Fox and Friends Weekend,” will present “An Insider’s Look at Washington, Politics and Everything In Between” on Sept. 30 at the General Session Luncheon of the 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference. “We’re excited to hear from Tucker Carlson,”… Full Story »
  • Late blight in Idaho

    Jul 21, 2015

    Jeff Miller, of Miller Research in Rupert, Idaho, reports that late blight has been positively identified in Minidoka. According to Miller the infection appears to be the result of a spore shower and it is likely that other fields are affected and it is critical… Full Story »
  • Conservation program helps farmers retain crop nutrients

    Jul 21, 2015

    A new edge-of-field monitoring program allows the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with farmers and conservation partners, such as Michigan State University Extension and the River Raisin Watershed Council to evaluate crop nutrients leaving the field in water runoff. This program will help producers understand when and how nutrients… Full Story »
  • General Hayden to speak at 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference

    Jul 20, 2015

    Michael Hayden, retired U.S. Air Force four-star general and former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) will present the keynote address Tuesday, September 29 at the Opening General Session Breakfast of the 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference. “We’re honored to have General Hayden join us… Full Story »

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