News

June 15
SmartFood Expo to join United Fresh Show in 2018

During today’s opening general session of the United FreshMKT, United FreshTEC, International Floriculture Expo and Global Cold Chain Expo, show organizers announced a fifth new expo will be co-located with the partners in June 2018. The new Sma... more


June 14
Companies partner to enhance sustainable practices

Alta Energy, a renewable energy procurement and management services provider, has partnered with sustainability consulting firm Measure to Improve, LLC, to offer the produce industry a proactive approach to improving the sustainability of operations ... more


June 14
AMVAC completes ChemChina product acquisitions

AMVAC Chemical Corporation has completed the acquisition of three crop protection product lines – abamectin, chlorothalonil and paraquat – from Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd., which is part of the China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemCh... more


June 13
Bayer initiative aims to help convey sustainable practices

Bayer introduces Grow On, an initiative to provide growers with tools to identify, implement and communicate sustainable farming practices. Grow On provides resources for citrus, grape, pome and stone fruit, potato, tree nut and vegetable growers. ... more


June 13
Alsum Farms & Produce launches Powered by Potatoes contest

Alsum Farms & Produce is inviting sports fans, athletes and those seeking an active lifestyle to show how they are Powered by Potatoes this summer. “Powered by Potatoes promotes the healthy, flavorful and fresh attributes of the spud targeti... more


June 12
Lamb Weston launches ‘Grown In Idaho’ frozen products

Lamb Weston, a supplier of frozen potato and vegetable products, introduces Grown In Idaho, a new brand of crispy fries and potato products cut with skin-on from actual Idaho potatoes. These products will be sold nationwide at most major retail outl... more


June 9
Vignolo Farms/Top Brass install Tesla batteries on solar field

Along with table and wine grapes, Vignolo Farms/Top Brass Marketing grows conventional and organic table-stock potatoes in central California. A few years ago, the company installed a 1 GW solar field to reduce its energy dependency for its produ... more


June 8
More areas in North Dakota face drought conditions

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows nearly 25 percent of North Dakota is in a moderate drought. "As the drought conditions are worsening in some parts, they are developing or showing early signs of drought in other parts of the state," said Adn... more


June 8
Yellow potatoes continue to gain market share

Yellow potatoes continue to gain market share and the gain is mostly at the expense of russets and whites, two potato types shippers in the Red River Valley haven't grown for the fresh market in years. Red River Valley red production has been up a... more


June 8
Colorado plans 2017 potato acre count

The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) has scheduled the potato fly-over for June 22. CPAC will work closely with the United Potato Growers of Colorado and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to insure that the acreage count ... more



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