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April 6
Tominaga and Tonso to lead Potatoes USA Domestic Marketing committee

Jerry Tominaga of Rupert, Idaho, and David Tonso of Monte Vista, Colorado, were elected to the Potatoes USA Executive committee on March 16, at the organization’s 45th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. [caption id="attachment_9543" align="alig... more


April 5
United FreshTEC to feature ag tech start-ups

The 2017 United FreshTEC Expo will feature more than 25 top ag tech start-up companies in the newest show floor area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 14-15 in Chicago. The FutureTEC Zone, a central feature of the United FreshTEC Expo, is dedicated to sta... more


April 4
Linehan named Compass Minerals CFO

Compass Minerals announced the appointment of Patrick “Doug” Linehan as the company’s chief financial officer effective April 3, 2017. Linehan joins Compass Minerals having spent the last 17 years at global food manufacturer, ConAgra Foo... more


April 4
John Halverson to lead Potatoes USA

John Halverson of Arbyrd, Missouri, was appointed chair of Potatoes USA on March 16, at the organization’s 45th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. He will be serving his fifth year on the board and his third year on its Executive committee. In ... more


April 4
TOMRA celebrates 45th anniversary

Starting in a small shed in Asker, Norway, the brothers Petter and Tore Planke created a solution to a problem: a local grocer wanted an automated machine that could quickly and easily take back used, empty bottles for recycling, and so TOMRA was bor... more


April 4
Castagnoli named Mid-Columbia Ag Research Center director

Steve Castagnoli, horticulturist and expert in tree fruit production, is the new director of Oregon State University's Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) in Hood River. Castagnoli, who joined Oregon State University in... more


April 3
Nominations open for new United Fresh innovation awards

The nomination period is now open for two new United Fresh personal achievement awards: the United FreshMKT Achievement Award and United FreshTEC Achievement Award. Each award will honor an individual who has made significant innovations in advancing... more


March 31
FMC acquires part of DuPont’s Crop Protection business

FMC Corporation and DuPont have signed a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business it must divest to comply with the European Commission ruling related to its merger with The Dow Chemical Company. Additi... more


March 31
Neonicotinoids losing efficiency in potato psyllid control

The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Ada Szczepaniec, AgriLife Research entomologist in Amarillo, said while there may be varying degrees of resis... more


March 31
Ag groups send letter on immigration reform to president

The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) this week emphasized the importance of immigration reform for America’s farmers and ranchers in a letter sent to President Donald Trump. 70 groups representing a variety of crops grown around the country jo... more



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