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October 18
Rockey Farms recognized for pollinator management practices

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign has named Brendon Rockey of Rockey Farms as the recipient of this year's NAPPC-NACD U.S. Farmer-Rancher Award. The award was presented Oct. 17, at the 17th Annual NAPPC Conference Evening Reception at... more


October 18
Dosatron receives Exceptional Employer Award

Dosatron International is one of 10 businesses in the state of Florida to be recognized for being exceptional employers of people with special abilities. The 12th annual celebration was held at Tallahassee City Hall and was part of the October Dis... more


October 17
School lunch program looking for offers on dehydrated potato flakes

The USDA has opened the window for offers to sell dehydrated potatoes for use in the National School Lunch Program and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs. [caption id="attachment_10675" align="alignnone" width="700"] The National... more


October 17
NDSU to host succession planning workshops

North Dakota State University Extension will offer Design Your Succession Plan (DYSP) workshops at a variety of locations throughout the state in the next several months. The curriculum includes a module developed specifically for those considering t... more


October 16
Lamb Weston completes Washington facility expansion

Lamb Weston joined with community and civic leaders on Oct. 16, to celebrate the completed expansion of its operations in Richland, Washington. The $200 million investment announced in 2016 adds a new processing line to the existing facility, increas... more


October 15
USDA hosting ag business training workshops in Maine

The Northern Maine Development Commission and USDA Farm Service Agency will host a business training workshop in Island Falls, Maine, for agricultural producers. The no-cost workshop will be presented Monday, Nov. 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST... more


October 13
Potatoes USA reports success on first shipment to Myanmar

The first shipment of U.S. chipping potatoes arrived in Myanmar in September and it could lead to future trade according to Potatoes USA, which worked with the USDA to make the shipment possible. Potatoes USA said local processors conducted product t... more


October 13
Researchers develop method to match crop nitrogen requirements

Researchers from Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark have developed a method to match crop nitrogen requirements more precisely than ever before. The method can reduce agricultural nitrogen emissions and simultaneously optimise yield. Neither to... more


October 13
Dutch growers test drones for nitrogen applications

The ‘Toward precision agriculture 2.0’ research program at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands has included a group of potato growers carrying out test runs with sensor observations by drones. The drone images show exactly wh... more


October 13
Nitrogen for potatoes: 4 facts you need to know

The proper use of nitrogen will make the difference between an average and a top-performing potato crop. Here are some important facts, plus tips from ESN: 1. Timing is critical. A potato crop consumes 60 to 80 percent of its total N needs duri... more



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