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  • EPA releases long-range plan

    Apr 10, 2014

                The EPA released its fiscal year 2014–2018 strategic plan. The plan is a blueprint for the EPA’s direction in the next four years.             The five strategic goals in the EPA’s plan include: Addressing climate change and improving air quality Protection of America’s waters… Full Story »
  • Ag World charity golf tournament

    Apr 10, 2014

    Ag World Support Systems is sponsoring a charity golf tournament on June 16, to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane, Wash.             For more information on participating as a sponsor contact Mark Iverson at 509-765-0698 or visit their website here.
  • Full 2012 Census of Agriculture to be released May 2

    Apr 9, 2014

    USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced it will publish the 2012 Census of Agriculture full report on May 2, at noon ET. The complete data series will be available in multiple formats, including Quick Stats 2.0 – an online database to retrieve customized tables with… Full Story »
  • GOP lawmakers push EPA to ax proposed water rule

    Apr 7, 2014

    More than a dozen Republican lawmakers are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider asserting regulatory authority over streams and wetlands amid intense backlash from farm groups over the agency's proposed water rule. Fox News To read more, click here.
  • FFA ambassador applications available

    Apr 3, 2014

    Applications for the 2014-2015 Collegiate Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriculture Ambassador team are now available.             Agriculture Ambassadors speak at local schools, colleges, and civic groups on the importance of sustainable agriculture in their communities. In return an ambassador receives a $1,000 scholarship, a… Full Story »
  • APHIS approves Mexican fresh potatoes for importation

    Apr 2, 2014

    The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will allow the importation of fresh potatoes from Mexico into the U.S. effective April 25.             As a condition of entry the potatoes must be in accordance with the following strictures: seed potatoes were certified; packinghouses… Full Story »
  • Wrap contest for WPVGA Spudmobile

    Apr 1, 2014

    The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is sponsoring a design contest for its new Spudmobile. The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18. The WPVGA is seeking designs for the outer wrap of the Spudmobile, a Holiday Rambler Ambassador motor… Full Story »
  • ConAgra announces 2014 sustainable award winners

    Apr 1, 2014

    ConAgra Foods announced the winners of its 2014 Sustainable Development Awards.             The winning entries were: Russellville, Ark., frozen food facility, for climate change and energy efficiency; Lincoln, Neb., snack facility, for conservation and wastewater management; Lamb Weston potato facilities in Hermiston, Ore., and American… Full Story »
  • Public meeting to address CCPR agenda scheduled for April 10

    Apr 1, 2014

    The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in conjunction with the EPA is sponsoring a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and on draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 46th session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide… Full Story »
  • Cavendish suspends operations in Presque Isle

    Apr 1, 2014

    Cavendish Farms has  suspended its potato farming operations in Presque Isle, Maine, indefinitely due to market conditions.             Thirteen employees, three full-time, five full-time seasonal and five short-term seasonal, were laid off due to the closure.             Don Flannery, Maine Potato Board executive director, said… Full Story »

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