News

June 7
$558.6K in NIFA grants awarded to research projects

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is awarding $558,600 in funding to support two research and Extension grants that address dickeya and potato early dying. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food... more


June 7
John Deere adds vertical tillage tool to Frontier product lineup

Producers looking for a vertical tillage tool that sizes and buries residue in the fall or prepares smooth seedbeds in the spring have another option: The new Frontier VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tool from John Deere. Vertical tillage enables pr... more


June 6
Washington potato story told in new documentary

A recently released documentary highlights how potatoes came to be one of Washington’s most important crops thanks to the efforts of early pioneers. The Gamble is a 60-minute piece that explores the personal stories of farm families and their h... more


June 6
Simplot plant earns energy incentives

[caption id="attachment_10106" align="aligncenter" width="330"] (L to R) Klaas Hutter, vice president of mining and manufacturing, Simplot Agribusiness; Adam Richins, vice president of customer operations and business development, Idaho Power; Trisha... more


June 6
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to kickoff Dec. 22

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has announced that the 21st Annual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will kickoff on Friday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. MST/4 p.m. EST at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium and will be aired live on ESPN. In its seventh... more


June 5
New resources help industry navigate regulatory inspections

Do you know your rights and responsibilities when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows up to conduct a regulatory inspection at your food facility or farm? New resources — including a June 8 webinar and how-to guide — are now availab... more


June 1
Idaho to fill nine Potatoes USA open positions

At 1 p.m. on July 18, 2017, there will be a nomination meeting for Idaho delegates to serve on Potatoes USA. This year Idaho has nine open positions to fill. The meeting will be held at the Red Lion Inn in Pocatello, Idaho, located at 1555 Pocate... more


June 1
IPC launches foodservice training game

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is reaching out to foodservice distributors, foodservice fresh produce buyers and their sales teams to encourage them to take a short, online educational quiz that enters them into three monthly drawings for cash and... more


May 31
Trends shaping the future of farming

To help growers keep pace with a changing world, Syngenta and other experts who study food and farming trends are taking a close look at what life on the farm will look like mid-century. Below are some of the trends predicted to have the largest impa... more


May 31
Simplot fertilizer recognized at space symposium

Simplot’s GAL-XeONE controlled release fertilizer was recognized at the 33rd annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The fertilizer was recognized for innovating the way fertilizer nutrients are released in a controlled manner, the J... more



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