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

October 11
IPC’s new commercial part of year-round marketing effort

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has launched its latest television commercial during the Boise State University vs. University of Virginia football game that aired in late September. This is the seventh installment of the IPC’s “Missing” comm... more

October 11
Lamb Weston reports strong first quarter

Lamb Weston has released its figures for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year and the company said the numbers are positive and that it reaffirms the company’s outlook for the coming year. “Our strong start to the year reflects a good bal... more

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