• Late blight spreads in Columbia Basin

    Jul 26, 2016

    Washington State University (WSU) Extension has released a special issue of Potato Pest Alert regarding the spread of late blight to more fields in the Columbia Basin. Dennis Johnson, WSU professor and Extension plant pathologist, reported the following information in the alert. Late blight has spread and is… Full Story »
  • NPC joins US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba

    Jul 26, 2016

    The National Potato Council (NPC) has joined more than 100 national grower organizations, state grower associations, and agribusiness members as part of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC). The coalition's goal is to reestablish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and ag exports, NPC said in… Full Story »
  • MPB hosts 30th annual meeting

    Jul 23, 2016

    The Maine Potato Board (MPB) held its 30th annual dinner meeting on July 14 at Farm Park in Fort Fairfield, Maine. Nearly 300 growers, family members and industry supporters attended. Steve Belyea, PMIF program manager, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 35 years of… Full Story »
  • Potatoes USA hires institutional foodservice marketing manager

    Jul 21, 2016

    Potatoes USA has hired Rachael Lynch as a global marketing manager for institutional foodservice markets. Lynch has spent the last five years revitalizing hospital cafeterias across the country, transforming them to meet national health guidelines with innovating concepts focused on wellness and standardization, according to… Full Story »
  • Obituary: Loren Stangeland

    Jul 19, 2016

    Loren P. Stangeland, Sr. passed away on July 11 in Richland, Washington. The 1959 NDSU graduate began his professional career in Hallock, Minnesota and later Kennedy, Minnesota and Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 1967, he and his young family of seven moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where he was… Full Story »
  • Simplot plans $30 million expansion in Grand Forks

    Jul 19, 2016

    J.R. Simplot is planning a $30 million expansion to a processing plant in north Grand Forks, Idaho, the Grand Forks Herald reports. Simplot's plans would expand the facility's freezer and storage capacities.  Here's more from the Grand Forks Herald: The Grand Forks Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously… Full Story »
  • Texas A&M field day to feature new variety

    Jul 19, 2016

    The annual Potato Field Day in the High Plains featuring the Texas A&M University AgriLife Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program will be July 21. The program is jointly hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Bruce Barrett, owner of Barrett Farm. Attendees should assemble… Full Story »
  • Farmobile expands data store

    Jul 19, 2016

    Farmobile, a farm data company, has expanded its Minnesota Data Store. Beginning in this year’s harvest season, any Minnesota farmer who automatically collects their Electronic Field Record (EFR) harvest data via a Farmobile PUC (passive uplink connection), and also provides their EFR planting data, is eligible for… Full Story »
  • Monsanto rejects second Bayer proposal

    Jul 19, 2016

    Monsanto has rejected a revised $65 billion acquisition proposal from Bayer AG. Monsanto’s board of directors viewed the revised proposal as financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty, according to the company. The all-cash offer of $125 per share was submitted to Monsanto on July 9.… Full Story »
  • Simplot Innate varieties receive names

    Jul 18, 2016

    The first generation of Simplot Plant Sciences Innate bioengineered potato seed has been issued proprietary names. The names and varieties are: Cultivate – Innate Russet Burbank Generate – Innate Ranger Russet Accelerate – Innate Atlantic Invigorate – Innate Snowden The Innate potato seed will not… Full Story »

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