News

September 28
Food Marketing Institute cancels FMI show

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will retire the 2017 FMI Show, known as FMI Connect, originally scheduled to be held in Chicago next June. Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI President and CEO, said in a statement, “At FMI we continue to believe that events d... more


September 22
Majestene named best new biopesticide

Marrone Bio Innovations Majestene Bionematicide product has won the Biopesticide category in the 2016 Agrow Awards held in London. The Agrow Awards, presented by Agrow, an information provider for the global crop protection industry, features 14... more


September 21
Compass Minerals to sponsor two potato webinars this fall

Join us this fall for two FREE webinars sponsored by Compass Minerals. Potassium Fertilizers for Potatoes: A Head-to-Head Comparison — November 30 at 2 p.m. ET Potassium is widely regarded as a nutrient critical for healthy potatoes. It promot... more


September 20
Cover crops help growers manage soil health

I recently attended the Aug. 31, 2016, Upper Peninsula Potato Day, located at TJJ Farms in Cornell, Michigan, where Michigan State University Extension cover crop specialist Erin Hill spoke about the opportunity to grow cover crops in a potato ro... more


September 20
North Dakota farm financial performance report issued

The "Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2006-2015" publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program. In 2015, the median age of farm operators was ... more


September 20
Crary Industries appoints new president

Crary Industries, located in West Fargo North Dakota, has promoted Dan Birrenkott to the position of president. For the past nine years he has served as the vice president of finance for Crary Industries and has been a key member of its leadership... more


September 19
IPC makes changes in leadership

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has appointed Ritchey Toevs of Toevs Farm as chairman and Lynn Wilcox of Wilcox, Floyd & Sons as vice chairman of the IPC for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. “While serving as commissioners for several years, b... more


September 18
Louisiana flooding damage estimated at $277M

An LSU AgCenter economist now estimates that last month’s historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost farmers $277 million, more than doubling his original figure of $110 million. Kurt Guidry, the economist, said that means Louisiana’s a... more


September 16
Variety management guidelines start from farms

Extension specialist Samuel Essah conducts several research studies every year with the objective of developing variety management guidelines for the successful, sustainable, and economic production of potatoes in the San Luis Valley. Several... more


September 15
Severe weather impacts growers in Japan

Three typhoons have hit the Japanese island of Hokkaido this summer severely damaging potato and onion production there. Over 75 percent of Japanese potatoes are produced in Hokkaido and many fields were flooded from the heavy rains during the summ... more



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