News

December 14
Key Technology introduces VERYX B210 Digital Sorter

With its new VERYX B210, Key Technology said it has introduced the highest capacity digital sorter in the food processing industry, with an inspection area over 2 meters (80 inches) wide. Featuring a 2,100-millimeter wide inspection zone, VERYX B... more


December 14
TOMRA names regional sales director for the Americas  

TOMRA Sorting Food has hired Mark Host as the company’s sales director for the Americas. In his new position, Host, 43, will oversee TOMRA’s expansion throughout the Americas, including in Latin America where there is tremendous growth in frui... more


December 14
NPC supports simplification of pesticide permit requirements

The National Potato Council has joined over 150 agricultural organizations in urging the Senate to pass the "Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017." This legislation seeks to eliminate the federal requirement for duplicate permits to be iss... more


December 14
BRANDT adds to Northeast US sales team

Randy Blackburn has joined BRANDT’s U.S. ag sales team as territory sales manager for the Northeast region, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. [caption i... more


December 14
GRIMME and TOMRA join forces to offer sorting solutions

Through the new partnership, GRIMME will distribute the TOMRA FPS so customers can purchase and deploy a single, integrated grading and sorting solution, including post-sale support. With the newly launched PowerCombi, GRIMME said the combinatio... more


December 7
Deere offers new guidance and data for Generation 4 displays 

John Deere has introduced its latest advanced guidance and machine data sharing technology with the addition of three new AutoTrac applications and a new In-Field Data Sharing application for its Generation 4 Displays. AutoTrac Turn Automation, Au... more


December 7
Irrigators urge “god squad” to protect Columbia-Snake River system

The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association (CSRIA) recently ran an open letter ad in Washington, D.C. and Pacific Northwest news media urging the Trump administration to protect the Columbia-Snake River system. "The system's non-carbon emitti... more


December 7
USDA: Small dip in North American potato production

According to the latest numbers from the USDA, 2017 fall potato production for the United States and Canada combined is estimated at 505 million cwt, down 1 percent from the revised 2016 estimate. The United States fall potato production is estima... more


December 7
Central Michigan, Wyoming to play in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho – Central Michigan University (8-4) of the Mid-American Conference and the University of Wyoming (7-5) of the Mountain West Conference have accepted invitations to play in the 21st Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Friday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.... more


November 30
Agencies propose changing effective date of 2015 ‘Waters of the United States’ ruling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army) are proposing to amend the effective date of the 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States.”  The agencies are proposing that the 2015 rule would not go into e... more



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