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Protecting the Soil: Cover crops key to keeping one small farm alive

Rob Giesbrecht believes a key to keeping his small potato farm in business has been his willingness to try new management practices for the sake of re... more »

Serifel® Biofungicide Provides Numerous Advantages for Potatoes

{Sponsored} Reports show that there was minimal disease pressure this season; however, next season is right around the corner. Now is the optimal time... more »

Question: I’ve tried everything and I haven’t been able to control wireworms. What do you recommend I do to control wireworms?

{Sponsored} Wireworms are an annual problem for potato producers in North Carolina and Virginia and can cause heavy damage. Recently, other areas such... more »

Potato Plants in Field

Start crop protection planning now to combat early season disease

{Sponsored} Potato growers faced slightly less disease pressure in 2017, but they must keep their guard up and have a crop protection plan in place fo... more »

Potatoes USA Chairman Shares Vision for Industry’s Future

Tucked in the Bootheel region of Missouri, Black Gold Farms COO John Halverson continues to carve out an expanding potato production and service opera... more »

Spudman7: Buzz Shahan

Buzz Shahan grew up on a cotton/potato farm in Queen Creek, Arizona. After attending Arizona State University for two years, he transferred to Brigham... more »

Can a Chaotic Washington D.C. Focus on the Ag Labor Crisis?

The headlines during last year’s presidential campaign were discouraging for labor-dependent agriculture. Lost in election broadsides over building ... more »

Weyers encourages growers to give back to industry

After 38 years of working in the potato industry there’s one fact that Dwayne Weyers lives by: enjoy your job. “I tell everybody, you got to en... more »

Spudman 7: Jennifer McEntire

Jennifer McEntire is vice president of food safety and technology at United Fresh Produce Association. A food microbiologist by background, she has al... more »

NAFTA Renegotiation Offers Opportunities

The Trump administration intends to take a fresh look at America’s trade relations around the world. In addition to withdrawing from the Trans-Pacif... more »


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