March 21
Vive Crop Protection adds technical sales associate

David Pratt, formerly of Michigan Sugar Co. and Michigan State University recently joined Vive Crop Protection as a technical sales associate. David Pratt In the technical sales associate role, Pratt will work with crop protection products in sugar... more

March 21
GROW act places stronger conservation programs into farm bill

In mid-March, Iowa’s Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, as well as Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Bob Casey Jr. , D-Pa., introduced the Give our Resources the Opportunity to Work, or GROW, Act (S. 2557). The act wou... more

March 21
Idaho Potato Commission creates series of ‘life hack’ videos

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has partnered with Ivan Nanney, former member of the Big Idaho Potato Truck's Tater Team and's newest Cancun Experience Officer, to create a series of Idaho Potato Life Hack videos. The videos showcase th... more

March 21
Dewulf opens new logistics center at Netherlands headquarters

Potato and root crop equipment manufacturer Dewulf has opened its new logistics center at its headquarters in Roeselare, The Netherlands. The construction of the warehouse, with a price tag of about 10 million euros, is the company’s largest financ... more

March 15
United Fresh names director of government relations

United Fresh Produce Association has hired of John Hollay as senior director of government relations. Hollay joins the association staff and the government relations team at United Fresh after positions at National Milk Producers Federation and on Ca... more

March 15
Farm bill negotiations heat up

As the first quarter of 2018 moves along, House and Senate negotiators continue to push for a rewritten Farm Bill this year and the National Potato Council said discussions have ramped up between committee staff, member offices and the industry in t... more

March 13
Lindsay FieldNET now connects with John Deere Operations Center

Lindsay Corporation has partnered with John Deere to provide growers with more irrigation data. Its pivot telemetry tool, FieldNET will now connect with the John Deere Operations Center. “We understand the power that comes with the ability to le... more

March 12
New varieties to protect against Colorado potato beetle

Canadian researchers have developed new potato varieties resistant to the Colorado potato beetle. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), naturally-produced chemicals in potato leaves, may hold the key to a new way to control Colorado p... more

March 8
Compass Minerals open new research facility in Kansas

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition has expanded its research and development (R&D) capabilities with the opening of a new North American Innovation Center. The 14,000-square foot facility located in the Midwest Bioscience Research Park in Stilwell... more

March 8
Potato blight app available from North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University has made its NDAWN Potato Blight App available for growers at no cost. This app works in conjunction with the North Dakota Agriculture Weather Network (NDAWN) utilizing weather data to determine late blight and early bli... more

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