• Davenport to lead Potatoes USA committee

    Apr 11, 2016

    Jason Davenport of Arvin, CA, was elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 17, at the organization’s 44th Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He will be serving his first year on the board as co-chairman of the Domestic Marketing Committee.   Davenport… Full Story »
  • Little Potato Co. to set roots in Wisconsin

    Apr 8, 2016

    The Little Potato Company will develop and operate a new $20 million U.S. head office and processing facility in the Village of DeForest near Madison, Wisconsin. This new facility will supplement the company’s Canadian head office and plant in Edmonton, Alberta. This expansion, to be custom‐built on U.S. Hwy 51… Full Story »
  • IFCO names Kelly, Martinez to key roles

    Apr 7, 2016

    IFCO announced the appointment of Fortunato Martinez and Craig Kelly to its North American business unit. Martinez will serve as vice president of commodity management. Kelly will serve as vice president of grower sales. Martinez will oversee the commodity management team consisting of commodity managers and… Full Story »
  • New research hub set for West Suffolk

    Apr 7, 2016

    The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative in the U.K. is funding a new Regional Research & Demonstration Hub in West Suffolk.  The hub will be located at Elveden Farms, and will established as a Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm. Here's more from the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise… Full Story »
  • FreshTech award open for nominations

    Apr 7, 2016

    The United Fresh Produce Association is now taking nominations for its first FreshTech Achievement Award, to be presented to a company or individual in recognition of outstanding technical achievement to advance the fresh produce industry. “The United FreshTech Expo has long been the place for innovative companies to showcase the… Full Story »
  • Pathway grows with greenhouse expansion

    Apr 6, 2016

    Pathway Biologic, microbial technologies company, has announced an expansion into an 8,600 sq. ft. secured greenhouse at his headquarters in Plant City, Florida. “The unique greenhouse will further our progress in research and development,” says Director of Operations Michael Gans. “We will be able to initiate and capture plant performance… Full Story »
  • Compass Minerals launches Protassium+ Organic

    Apr 6, 2016

    Compass Minerals has announced the release of Protassium+ Organic, a potassium fertilizer. Protassium+ Organic is a dual-nutrient, concentrated sulfate of potash (SOP) offering high potassium (50 percent potassium) and plant-available sulfate sulfur, the company said. It is the only domestically produced and packaged SOP certified and approved… Full Story »
  • FDA publishes Sanitary Transportation rule

    Apr 5, 2016

    The FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent food contamination during transportation. The rule will require those involved in transporting human and animal food by motor or rail vehicle to follow recognized best practices for sanitary… Full Story »
  • Ag World Classic set for June 13

    Apr 5, 2016

    Ag World Support Systems will host its 3rd Annual Golf Classic fundraising golf tournament on Monday, June 13 to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane. This year’s event will again be held at the Canyon Lakes Country Club, located in Kennewick, Washington. … Full Story »
  • USDA launches GroupGAP program

    Apr 4, 2016

    The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the official launch of GroupGAP, a new certification program that helps small and mid-sized growers and cooperatives meet retailers' on-farm food safety requirements. "We know that GAP certification can sometimes be cost-prohibitive for smaller farmers," said AMS Administrator Elanor Starmer. "GroupGAP… Full Story »

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