Production

Column: US-Mexico potatoes drama giving ‘Days of Our Lives’ a run for its money

“Days of Our Lives” is one of the longest running soap operas of all time. The U.S. potato industry’s quest to get its fresh potatoes throughout... more »

Valley acquires center pivot-focused firm PivoTrac Monitoring

Valley Irrigation has acquired PivoTrac Monitoring, a center pivot-focused ag tech company based in the Texas Panhandle region. PivoTrac president an... more »

USDA estimates US potato stocks about 5% higher than last year

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates that U.S. potato producers had about 133 million cwt (hundredweight) of potato st... more »

Breathable textile crop cover available from Arrigoni to protect against frost

Onions, leeks and potatoes are vulnerable to low temperatures. Frost causes major damage to young stems and bulbs and may jeopardize the growing cycle... more »

Wisconsin growers hope for say in Central Sands water management

In reaction to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) recently released Central Sands Lakes Study, Tamas Houlihan, executive director of... more »

Soil health experts offer tips on fumigation best practices

Fumigation can be a necessary means to get soilborne pathogens under control in potato fields. Chemical fumigants reduce the bad in the soil, but als... more »

Klamath Basin irrigators expect little water this year, USDA issues funds

With a water allocation announcement expected this week from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Klamath Basin irrigators say they expect to receive littl... more »

Nora Olsen named 2021 Spudwoman of the Year

Just saying North American potato production has benefited from the efforts of Nora Olsen would be an understatement.  Over the past two-plus deca... more »

USDA, Department of Interior release statement on drought conditions

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Se... more »

Much of Pacific NW, Upper Midwest experiencing drought conditions

After a year riddled with pandemic-related challenges, farmers were hoping for an easy, uncomplicated growing season. Unfortunately, for many that ... more »


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