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  • 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 »
  • USDA announces SCRI funding available

    Mar 10, 2015

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and Extension activities.             The grants will be funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. Both programs are funded… Full Story »
  • PILI elects Cheff 2016 grower leader

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) class of 2015 elected Bridget Cheff of Ronan, Montana its 2016 grower leader. PILI is sponsored by Syngenta and administered by the U.S. Potato Board and the National Potato Council (NPC).             From Feb. 18-25 the PILI class of… Full Story »
  • Krabill joins USPB

    Mar 5, 2015

    Ryan Krabill has joined the U.S. Potato Board (USPB) as the director of research and analysis. Krabill will begin his job on April 1, 2015. He will be responsible for coordinating and developing alliances with U.S. potato researchers and to help secure additional funding for… Full Story »
  • WSPC hires Blua

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) has hired Matthew Blua as its director of industry outreach.             Blua’s role  will focus on providing technical advice and assistance to the industry regarding pest and plant diagnostics, food safety and sustainability programs. He will oversee various research… Full Story »

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