Production

US potato stocks up 13% from last year, per USDA

Potato stocks in Idaho on June 1, 2021 totaled 26.0 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 109 million cwt, according to a June 16 r... more »

Produce leaders, senators meet with Vilsack to discuss ag labor reform

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a roundtable discussion June 16 to discuss moving forward on agriculture labor reform. The meeting includ... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle by Zeke Jennings

Summit Agro lowers recommended rate for Colorado potato beetle insecticide

Summit Agro USA has issued a new reduced rate recommendation for its Harvanta insecticide for control of Colorado potato beetle. This recommendati... more »

Irish potato famine pathogen still present around the world

North Carolina State University researchers continue to track the evolution of different strains of the plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato fa... more »

USDA offering $42 million in drought-related incentives for growers

In response to historic drought conditions, the USDA is offering $41.8 million through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help agr... more »

Nearly 300 ag groups press Senate for labor reform action

288 agricultural organizations representing the geographic and commodity diversity of U.S. farmers urged immediate Senate action to develop and pass l... more »

Western farmers to Senate: Water infrastructure need is ‘critical’

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers,... more »

American Farm Bureau president to visit Idaho to learn about dams

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall will join other national farm industry leaders June 15-16 at the Port of Lewiston for an inform... more »

US potato acres projected to be up from 2020, but still below pre-pandemic levels

Potato acreage in the U.S. is expected to be up in 2021 from last year’s total, but still below 2018 and 2019. In projections by North American P... more »

Rondon named director of OSU’s Integrated Pest Management Center

Silvia Rondon has been appointed director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center (OIPMC) effective July 1. Rondon is a renowned expert... more »


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