News

April 27
Lindsay introduces FieldNET Advisor irrigation management tool

Lindsay has launched its FieldNET Advisor which works through the FieldNET management platform to automate irrigation scheduling. This system provides growers with continuously updated, science-based irrigation recommendations that can be custo... more


April 26
Potatoes USA leads mission to Cuba

Potatoes USA organized an informational exchange mission to Cuba March 27 – 31, 2017, comprised of 16 board members, seed potato growers and agronomists to explore the potential role for U.S. potatoes in Cuba. The Potatoes USA team met with officia... more


April 26
Gangwish, Moss to lead Potatoes USA Research committee

[caption id="attachment_9753" align="alignright" width="238"] Steve Gangwish[/caption] Steve Gangwish of Watertown, South Dakota, and Dan Moss of Declo, Idaho, were appointed to the Potatoes USA Executive committee on March 16, 2017 at the organiz... more


April 26
Growers share ag needs with President Trump, Secretary Perdue

Maureen Torrey with Torrey Farms of Elba, New York, participated in a roundtable discussion on April 25, at the White House with President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the policy needs of rural America and the agriculture i... more


April 25
Soil maintenance and refurbishment

As farmers, at the end of a long growing season when temperatures drop, when crops get harvested and put into storage, and when thoughts (daydreams) stray to traveling to warmer destinations or taking a snowmobile trip, we are often snapped back to t... more


April 25
Side Delights targets athletic performance

Fresh Solutions Network announced its Side Delights Athletic Performance Promotion to target athletes and sports fans. The theme “Potatoes Fuel Performance” promotes potato’s taste, nutritional value and ability to positively impact athletic p... more


April 25
Perdue confirmed as secretary of agriculture

Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. secretary of agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony April 25 at the Supreme Court building. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Per... more


April 24
Crop Shuttle 3600 series increases field versatility

Safe-T-Pull, the manufacturers of the hitch system and towing accessory to pull stuck vehicles and equipment in tough field conditions, and Crop Shuttle now offers additional field versatility with its Crop Shuttle 3600 cart. It features a self-l... more


April 21
April potato report: Stocks up 6 percent from 2016

The USDA-National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released its April 1 potato stocks report. The 13 major potato states held 133 million cwt. of potatoes in storage April 1, up 6 percent from April 1, 2016. Potatoes in storage accounted for 33 ... more


April 20
Food, conservation groups collaborate on soil health

General Mills has made a three-year, $2 million commitment to The Nature Conservancy, Soil Health Institute and Soil Health Partnership to support the development of tools and resources for farmers, landowners, and supply chain leaders to achieve wid... more



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