Production

Data shows surge in demand for H-2A temporary ag workers

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural employees under the H-2A program. DOL d... more »

USDA extends deadline for public to comment on competition challenges in seed, fertilizer, other inputs and retail markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a 30-day extension to the public comment period to identify the impacts of concentration and compe... more »

Research studies herbicide damage to potatoes caused by heavy rainfall

Farmers throughout southern and eastern Idaho were befuddled by the bizarre symptoms of crop damage that surfaced in their potato fields following a b... more »

President Biden announces actions to address farmers’ costs and food insecurity

President Biden, along with USDA Secretary Vilsak, visited a farm in Kankakee, Illinois, May 11 to announce actions to be taken in support of the nati... more »

EWRS-PIVOT series tires in a field

Evolution Wheel announces EWRS-PIVOT series irrigation tire

Evolution Wheel has introduced its newest domestically manufactured tire, the EWRS-PIVOT Series irrigation tire for center pivot irrigation systems. ... more »

NPC requests extension on overreaching new SEC climate rule

The National Potato Council joined more than 100 agricultural organizations on a letter requesting a 180-day extension to the comment period for the S... more »

USDA-NRCS releases May Idaho water report

USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS) released the Water Supply Outlook Report for May. Even with April rains and an addition to s... more »

Using perennial grains as crop field borders

Planting beneficial plants next to gardens and crop fields large and small has been a standard practice for decades, even centuries. The plants provid... more »

Pacific Northwest wildfire, smoke risk presents potential harm to potato plants

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and that’s certainly been the case in the Western U.S. in recent years. The increasing number of W... more »

U.S. potato industry responds to USDA’s decision to resume PEI imports

On behalf of the U.S. potato industry, NPC and 11 state organizations wrote to Secretary Vilsack to express disappointment over USDA’s recent de... more »


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