April 12
Potato growers provide NAFTA enhancements to administration

In a letter to the President, the National Potato Council (NPC) provided specific recommendations on how the Trump administration can improve the terms of trade for potato exports under NAFTA. “Improving NAFTA can benefit rural America and our n... more

April 12
Court makes ruling in Syngenta lawsuit against Willowood

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has issued an order finding that agrochemical manufacturer Willowood, LLC and Willowood USA, LLC infringed two valid U.S. patents owned by Syngenta relating to the fungicide azoxystrob... more

April 12
Idaho’s water supply outlook shows plenty of water

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released the fourth water supply outlook report for the 2016 water year. Precipitation since the water year started on Oct. 1, 2016, is above average across the state, and record breaking in the Big W... more

April 11
BPIA expands membership, changes name

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), formerly the BioPesticide Industry Alliance, is the new name of the U.S.-based trade association representing the biological products industry. BPIA membership includes biological products manufacture... more

April 11
Willowood introduces pyraclostrobin fungicide

Willowood Pyrac 2EC is now available from Willowood. The new introduction is a broad-spectrum fungicide that contains pyraclostrobin, the active ingredient in Headline. Willowood Pyrac 2EC is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to protect... more

April 10
Acquisition of Syngenta by ChemChina moves forward

ChemChina and Syngenta have received approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the proposed acquisition of Syngenta by ChemChina. In February 2016, the state-backed ChemChina offered to buy Syngenta for $43 billion. Syngenta has de... more

April 10
Northwest potato planting delayed two weeks

Northwest Farm Credit Services said in a recent press release that growers in the northwest are looking forward to getting back into their fields after a cold, wet winter, however, lingering snow and rain is delaying 2017 potato planting and fieldw... more

April 7
LaJoie and Davenport to lead Potatoes USA Industry Outreach committee

Jay LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine and Jason Davenport of Arvin, California were appointed to the Potatoes USA Executive committee on March 16, 2017, at the organization’s 45th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This will be LaJoie’s fourth year on ... more

April 7
U.S. Ag groups to Congress: Oppose privatization of U.S. air traffic control

The Agriculture Retailers Association, Alliance for Aviation Across America, Crop Life America, League of Rural Voters, National Agricultural Aviation Association, National Council of Agricultural Employers, National Farmers Union, National Grange of... more

April 7
Nominations open for Women in Produce Honoree

Held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh convention, the Reception Honoring Women in Produce recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share their personal experience of servic... more

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