Industry Profiles

Senninger Irrigation appoints VP of global sales

 Senninger Irrigation, a Hunter Industries Company, has appointed Steve Abernethy to vice president of global sales.  Abernethy served as Hunter... more »

Simplot CEO plans to retire

The leader of one of Idaho's agri-business giants, J.R. Simplot, is planning on retiring in August, according to local media. Bill Whitacre has... more »

Eric Schroeder is Spudman’s 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year

It would be accurate to call Eric Schroeder, assistant manager at Schroeder Brothers Farms, a jack of all trades. Depending on the time of year, yo... more »

Hoff Brothers farm keeps frontier legacy alive

Caretaker of a legacy: that’s how James Hoff describes himself. There’s a serene sense of awe and gratitude in Hoff’s voice when he talks about ... more »

Potatoes USA chooses leadership

The Potatoes USA, 2018 Annual Meeting came to a close last week with the election of a new board chairman and executive committee. Dan Moss of Decl... more »

HELM Agro hires national sales manager

HELM Agro has hired Michael Hoger as its new national sales manager. In his new role, Hoger will be responsible for the leadership, planning and e... more »

United Fresh opens nominations for two innovation awards

United Fresh has opened the nomination period for two achievement awards: the United FreshMKT Achievement Award and United FreshTEC Achievement Award.... more »

USDA appoints National Potato Promotion Board members

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue appointed 30 members to serve three-year terms on the National Potato Promotion Board beginning March 1. ... more »

Still time to nominate for Spudwoman of the year award

The potato industry is full of amazing women and Spudman wants your help in honoring them. There is still time to submit your nominations for this yea... more »

WPVGA honors Nick Somers with Hall of Fame induction

Long-time fresh, processed and organic potato and vegetable grower Nick Somers of Plover River Farms, Stevens Point, was inducted into the Wisconsin P... more »

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