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  • Email alerts growers to changing climate

    May 25, 2016

    If you’re a farmer, rancher or working land manager in the southeastern United States, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) can be a valuable resource in delivering timely and applicable climate information and tools.  Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the campus of North Carolina State… Full Story »
  • Arysta LifeScience relocates to Research Triangle Park

    May 25, 2016

    Arysta LifeScience will relocate its global headquarters from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Cary, North Carolina, over the coming months. The company’s global headquarters will host key functional areas including Global R&D and Regulatory, Global Supply Chain and Operations, Global Product Management, Global Finance, and Global Human… Full Story »
  • Monsanto rejects Bayer’s $62 billion proposal

    May 24, 2016

    Monsanto's Board of Directors has unanimously viewed the Bayer proposal as incomplete and financially inadequate. The company, however, is open to continued and constructive conversations to assess whether a transaction in the best interest of Monsanto shareowners can be achieved, Monsanto said in a news release. “We believe in the… Full Story »
  • Canadian growers now fight against corn borers

    May 24, 2016

    Canadian growers battled a new insect, the European corn borer, during the 2015 season. While the insect is typically attracted to maize and other grain crops, the corn borer has moved on to potatoes. Ian MacRae, Extension entomologist at Minnesota's Northwest Research and Outreach Center, said… Full Story »
  • Bayer makes $62 billion offer for Monsanto

    May 23, 2016

    Bayer publicly disclosed today, May 23, its private proposal to acquire Monsanto. Bayer has offered to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Monsanto for $122 per share, representing an aggregate value of $62 billion. “We have long respected Monsanto’s business and share… Full Story »
  • Potatoes USA hosts international chefs

    May 20, 2016

    Potatoes USA hosted a group of 26 chefs from 11 countries for training on U.S. potatoes and their usage at foodservice. The tour started in Idaho Falls with a visit to a fresh packing shed and dehydrated potato processing facility. The chefs were treated to western style BBQ… Full Story »
  • TPP to benefit potato industry

    May 20, 2016

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement could have significant positive impacts on the potato industry, according to a recent U.S. International Trade Commission report. The largest gains for U.S. exports, such as potatoes, are expected in Japan and Vietnam, the report found. Here's more from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement:… Full Story »
  • How to manage beet leafhoppers

    May 20, 2016

    There were a lot more beet leafhoppers (BLHs) on our yellow sticky traps this week. They were found on traps at  42 of the 53 potato fields we monitored this week (79%). The counts ranged from 0-49 BLH per trap, and averaged 3.2 per trap. The traps near… Full Story »
  • Monsanto confirms Bayer’s acquisition proposal

    May 19, 2016

    Bayer has confirmed company executives recently met with executives of Monsanto to privately discuss a negotiated acquisition of Monsanto. "The proposed combination would reinforce Bayer as a global innovation-driven Life Science company with leadership positions in its core segments, and would create a leading integrated agriculture business,"… Full Story »
  • Data management system to go online in July

    May 19, 2016

    During the 2016 Potatoes USA Chip Committee Winter Meeting in Las Vegas on Jan. 12, the committee approved the development of a new Variety Data Management (VDM) system. When complete, this system will complement the variety development work done in the National Chip Program by making… Full Story »

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