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  • USDA Market News celebrates 100 years of tracking prices

    Mar 20, 2015

    Have you ever wondered how American farmers and businesses track the price of their commodities? Today, farmers, ranchers, and the entire agricultural supply chain turn to USDA Market News for timely, reliable, unbiased data that serves as the information lifeline for America’s agricultural economy. But 100 years… Full Story »
  • Syngenta product gets trade name Orondis

    Mar 20, 2015

    The trade name for Syngenta’s newest fungicide, containing the active ingredient (a.i.)oxathiapiprolin, is Orondis. “Orondis offers a new, highly effective approach to disease management,” Bernd Druebbisch, Syngenta’s fungicide product lead, said in a news release. “Growers will soon have an opportunity to experience the same… Full Story »
  • Spanish Post-harvest Operations Harmonized Food Safety Standard now available

    Mar 19, 2015

    A volunteer team of food safety experts has created an authorized Spanish translation of the Post-harvest Operations Harmonized Standards that is now official as of March 1, 2015 without change. “A Spanish version of the Harmonized Standards has been needed for some time,” said David… Full Story »
  • Syngenta 2015 agricultural scholarship open for applications

    Mar 19, 2015

    The second annual Syngenta agricultural scholarship program is open for applications from undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in agricultural studies. This year’s scholarship essay topic focuses on the Good Growth Plan launched by Syngenta in 2013. Applicants must be enrolled as of spring 2015… Full Story »
  • TOMRA to unveil Odyssey steam peeler

    Mar 19, 2015

    TOMRA Sorting Food will reveal the latest addition to its steam peeling portfolio at Anuga FoodTec, March 24 to 27 in Cologne, Germany. The Odyssey steam peeler is designed to be the ideal cost-effective steam peeling solution for seasonal processing companies and emerging markets. Based… Full Story »
  • Drought declared in Washington state

    Mar 18, 2015

    Governor Jay Inslee declared a drought on March 13 in three regions of Washington state. This will open up funding opportunities to address hardships from drought conditions in areas of the state experiencing record low snowpack, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Snowpack is… Full Story »
  • USPB increases FY2015 international marketing funds

    Mar 16, 2015

    In response to lost U.S. potato exports due to the west coast port slowdowns, the U.S. Potato Board (USPB) allocated $300,000 in reserve funds to the international marketing budget. The international marketing committee was also directed to use $50,000 in board funds and $150,000 in… Full Story »
  • Hoverson elected 2015-2016 USPB chairman

    Mar 15, 2015

    Carl Hoverson, of Larimore, North Dakota, was elected the 2015-2016 U.S. Potato Board (USPB) chairman on March 12, 2015, at the USPB annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He succeeds Brett Jensen, of Idaho Falls, Idaho.             Serving on the USPB executive committee are: Phil… Full Story »
  • United Fresh to honor women in the produce industry

    Mar 12, 2015

    The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Women in Produce honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, June 9 at United Fresh 2015 in Chicago. Each year, United Fresh recognizes the contributions of all women working… Full Story »
  • Bayer consolidating fungicide brands

    Mar 10, 2015

    Bayer CropScience has announced the consolidation of the Ballad Plus  and Sonata fungicide brands into a single brand: Sonata fungicide. The patent-protected Sonata product is based on a unique strain of Bacillus pumilus (QST 2808), which offers fungicidal protection to fruit crops such as pome, grape and tomato… Full Story »

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