USDA to study crop production practices with 900 Michigan growers and has a potato focus this year

Roughly 900 wheat, potato, and vegetable growers across Michigan will soon be contacted by the USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service ... more »

How can we improve soil health in potato cropping systems?

Minimizing soil disturbance is one of the key tenets promoted to build soil health in agricultural systems. Many farmers across the county have adopte... more »

Researcher’s model finding warmer temps favoring more volunteer spuds

A University of Idaho (U of I) researcher’s predictive model shows soil temperatures last winter didn’t get cold enough throughout most of the sta... more »

Postharvest quality reduction

Farming is about risk and reward.
One major risk every potato grower must weigh is the likelihood of damaging their crop ... more »

NPC supports increased EPA funding for pesticide registration actions

On July 19, NPC joined more than 40 state and national organizations on a letter to Senate appropriators calling for an increase in EPA funding to sup... more »

Drought declaration lifted for Eastern Washington

Unanticipated cool, wet weather in May and June prompted the Washington Department of Ecology to cancel the drought declaration for Central and Easter... more »

Soiltech Wireless completes $2.5M funding round to increase product velocity and advance sustainability

Soiltech Wireless, the leader in remote crop monitoring and traceability from field to transport and storage, has completed its seed funding round of ... more »

Fresh Solutions Network reveals farmer’s role in providing reliable, nutritious, affordable food source

Fresh Solutions Network announced the important role of their network of farmers and potato products. In a newly released report, Potato Market – Gr... more »

Specialty crop leaders announce official opposition to opening Farm Bill funds to hemp, other non-specialty crops

As a co-chair of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), National Potato Council (NPC) CEO Kam Quarles signed on to a joint letter on July 15 t... more »

SpudWeek webinars now available for free viewing

Three informative potato-focused webinars are now available to be watched for free through Spudman's website. The three webinars, which comprised S... more »

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