September 29
$48.1M available in funding for specialty crop research

USDA' National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released details on up to $48.1 million in available funding to support systems-based research and extension activities to accelerate science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty... more

September 29
OABA emerging leader program set for 2017

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA) will select up to 25 promising leaders to participate in a leadership enhancement program early next year. Knowing that half the agribusiness workforce could retire in the next 10-12 years, Leaders Achievin... more


September 29
Bushwick Commission launches new value added line

Northeast potato shipper Bushwick Commission has launched its new value added line of petite potatoes, “Get Saucy Potato Sides.” Get Saucy potatoes are petite potatoes with a shelf stable, ready-to-use sauce. Get Saucy potatoes are the produ... more

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 27
US seed featured at Latin American potato field day

On Aug. 25, Potatoes USA sponsored a U.S. demonstration plot at the Panama-hosted Latin American Potato Congress (known as ALAP).  In the 2015/2016 marketing year, 77 percent of all U.S. seed potato exports were to Latin America.  The ALAP field da... more


September 27
Rain shuts down Red River Valley harvest

Just when some growers were beginning to make some progress, Mother Nature stepped in and slammed the door.  Rainfall amounts over the weekend varied but generally ranged around three-quarters of an inch to a few reports topping two and a half inche... more

September 27
MLB’s Jim Morris named Potato Expo keynote speaker

Former Major League Baseball player Jim "The Rookie" Morris will give the keynote address at Potato Expo 2017. Morris inspiring story was made into the film 'The Rookie,' which won an ESPY for "Sports Film of the Year" in 2002. [caption id="attach... more

September 26
African Potato Congress to feature roundtable for private sector

World Potato Congress (WPC) will be facilitating a roundtable for the private sector during the African Potato Congress in October, which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. WPC acts as a catalyst to develop the potato system in the developing ... 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

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