• Frozen exports of US potatoes increases

    Jun 9, 2016

    For frozen total exports to the world are up 4 percent by volume and 1 percent in value, with U.S. exports to the world up 9 percent in volume and 5 percent by value. To the Potatoes USA target markets exports from the key suppliers are up 8 percent with U.S.… Full Story »
  • Microalgae-based soil amendment registered

    Jun 9, 2016

    Heliae Development has registered its new PhycoTerra soil amendment for use on specialty crops grown in the United States. Current registration information is available on the PhycoTerra website. At the core of PhycoTerra is Heliae’s proprietary stabilized mixotrophic microalgal cultures, the company said. Heliae uses a unique pasteurization… Full Story »
  • Valley Agronomics breaks ground for fertilizer plant

    Jun 9, 2016

    Valley Agronomics held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new fertilizer distribution center on June 8, with Idaho Gov. C.L. Otter in attendance. The plant is located next to the J.R. Simplot Don plant, which produces phosphate fertilizer in eastern Power County, near the Pocatello city… Full Story »
  • Green Bank Observatory helps promote potato growing

    Jun 9, 2016

    The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to grow potatoe as cash crops with the help of the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank. Area farmers recently completed planting six five-acre plots between the Observatory headquarters and the Green Bank Telescope, the Charleston… Full Story »
  • Washington state late blight strain identified

    Jun 9, 2016

    Dennis Johnson, Washington State University plant pathologist, said that the late blight reported in Washington state last week has been identified as the US8 strain, which is mefenoxam and metalaxyl resistant. The strain was found in Walla Walla County near Burbank, Washington. US 8 and… Full Story »
  • Q1 2016 Fresh Facts on Retail report released

    Jun 8, 2016

    Organic produce sales have surpassed the $1 billion mark, while consumers continue to drive demand for convenience and value-added items, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s Q1 2016 edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report. These and other highlights will be featured in the workshop “Who’s… Full Story »
  • Report: US potato imports increase

    Jun 7, 2016

    U.S. potato imports increase for the first three quarters of the marketing year due to the strong dollar and increasing world supplies, Potatoes USA reports. In summary, total imports are up 13 percent on a metric ton volume basis (up 10.8 percent on fresh weights volume basis).… Full Story »
  • Potatoes USA accepting board nominations

    Jun 6, 2016

    Nominations are now open for new Potatoes USA board Members for the 2017-2020 term. Sixty members will be elected or re-elected to fill open seats and the seats of outgoing board members who are completing their second three-year term in March 2017. All state potato… Full Story »
  • Food Safety Conference set for July 13

    Jun 6, 2016

    Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) and Food Safety Net Services Certification and Audit (FSNS C&A) will host the FSNS Food Safety Conference in Amarillo, Texas on Wednesday, July 13. A tour and reception of the FSNS Amarillo Laboratory will follow after the conference along with a… Full Story »
  • Psyllids test positive for liberibacter in Idaho

    Jun 5, 2016

    Two potato psyllids found in two Canyon County potato fields in western Idaho tested positive for liberibacter according to a report in the Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network by Erik Wenninger, University of Idaho Research and Extension Center entomologist. Psyllids were also found in potato… Full Story »

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