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  • High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

    May 13, 2014

    There was a near-miss in the skies above Tallahassee recently. According to a Federal Aviation Administration official, an American Airlines regional jet nearly collided with a "small, remotely piloted aircraft" — a drone — cruising 2,300-feet above sea level. Exactly who was flying the unmanned aircraft remains… Full Story »
  • Toll-free potato blight hotlines

    May 8, 2014

    Syngenta, in partnership with five universities, once again will offer toll-free potato blight hotlines during the growing season.             The hotlines consist of researchers providing updates about current potato disease pressures during the growing season in each growing region.             The updates are provided by… Full Story »
  • Final Census of Agriculture data released to the public

    May 2, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released the final results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture. During a May 2 webcast, NASS officials shared wide-ranging information about what agricultural products were raised in the United States in 2012, and examine… Full Story »
  • NPC offers scholarship for graduate students

    May 1, 2014

    The National Potato Council (NPC) is accepting applications for its $10,000 graduate-level scholarship. The scholarship must be applied toward the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants must be graduate students pursuing advanced studies, master’s degree or higher, that will improve the future of the U.S. potato industry.… Full Story »
  • Public comment period open for proposed rule to CWA

    Apr 29, 2014

    The public comment period for a proposed rule by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA) is now open. The proposed rule clarifies protection for streams and waters. Proposed definitions of waters will apply to… Full Story »
  • Syngenta Drive to Thrive contest call for entries

    Apr 28, 2014

    The application period for the new Syngenta Drive to Thrive contest is now open. The contest asks growers and other agricultural industry professionals to describe what makes their farms or agribusinesses thrive. In exchange, the 10 best entries will each receive a touchscreen tablet and… Full Story »
  • USPB receives $3.6 million for export promotion

    Apr 23, 2014

    The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) award $3.6 million to the U.S. Potato Board for overseas marketing and promotional activities through the 2014 Farm Bill. The funding is provided through the FAS Market Access Program.
  • WSPC election results

    Apr 23, 2014

    The Washington State Department of Agriculture announced that Jared Balcom, Nelson Cox and Stacy Kniveton have been re-elected to the Washington State Potato Commission. Their new term runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017.
  • Block grants set for specialty crops

    Apr 18, 2014

    USDA has announced the availability of approximately $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grants to state departments of agriculture for projects that help support specialty crop growers, including locally grown fruits and vegetables, through research, programs to increase demand, and more. According to a news… Full Story »
  • United webinar helps employers prepare for Affordable Care Act

    Apr 16, 2014

    United Fresh is offering a webinar to help produce industry employers prepare for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The webinar, “Managing Your Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act,” will be held April 30 at 2 p.m. The webinar is offered… Full Story »

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