Production

Potato Field

Potatoes & Sustainability: What people want to know

Sustainability is a major concern among consumers. Farmers and other food producers are aware of that, but often are unsure how to address it. The ... more »

Soil conditioner created by packaging maker from paper waste

Farmers and agriculture markets stand to get tons of soil additives converted from wood waste once headed to landfills, thanks to a partnership betwee... more »

HarvestMonitor releases new potato yield monitor

HarvestMonitor recently introduced its new Casma Potato Yield Monitor, which provides a visual map of crop performance in real time. Casma, which i... more »

National Farmers Union pleased with climate, immigration moves by Biden administration

In his first hours as president on Jan. 20, Joe Biden issued a flurry of executive orders and policy proposals covering a wide range of issues. Of ... more »

Western ag groups urge new administration, congress to address water infrastructure

A national coalition of over 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts is urging President-elect Joe Biden and congressional ... more »

Bipartisan House group urges USDA to provide PPE equipment for ag workers

The most recent round of USDA coronavirus aid did not include additional funds for agriculture worker safety, as the Consolidated Appropriations Act o... more »

Labor, trade, government changes discussed during Potato Expo

The U.S. federal government is about to see significant changes in leadership, as the presidency and control of the senate will soon be in Democratic ... more »

Water, resource, yield benefits shown with Soiltech Sensor study

Enabled by AT&T’s nationwide, highly secure LTE-M cellular network, the Soiltech Sensor precisely records and transmits data for soil moisture, ... more »

Side dressing potatoes with potassium nitrate fertilizer helps improve tuber performance

Potato plants absorb large quantities of potassium (K) throughout the growing season. It is therefore important that K availability to the plant is no... more »

Federal judge rules against H-2A wage rate freeze

On Dec. 23, a federal court in California enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to freeze, and effectively lower, several hundred thousan... more »


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