Production

Jobless Finding New Work on Farms

Unemployed workers are seeking jobs in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, easing farm labor shortages in the process. USA TodayClick here to read th... more »

Non-Disease Potatoes Nearly Double

A project to increase the use of certified seed potatoes and enhanced advisory services has nearly doubled production in nine years, boosting incomes ... more »

New York Labor Bill May Die in Senate Turmoil

A bill that would extend to seasonal and other farm workers rights to time-and-a-half overtime pay, a full day off every week, freedom to form unions ... more »

AgJOBS Introduced Again

Today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Reps. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., and Howard Berman, D-Calif., will introduce, in the Senate and House, the Agric... more »

EPA Tightens Restrictions on Carbofuran

EPA has issued a final rule revoking all tolerances for carbofuran (Furadan) in food, effective at the end of this year. The May 11 action follows ear... more »

Idaho Power working with state to refill aquifer

A March 26 announcement that Idaho Power and the state of Idaho had signed a tentative accord has state officials hailing the agreement as a reaffirma... more »

Buffer zones could lead to new application techniques

EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision for metam sodium is due out in July, and the decision could have drastic repercussions for potato growers in... more »

Snowpack lower than average, but water supply looks sufficient

At first glance, Idaho's 2009 water supply appears to be sufficient to meet agricultural demands for the upcoming growing season, but appearances can ... more »

Demand Isn’t the Result of Increased Consumption

This year started with tight potato supplies because of reduced acreage throughout the United States of about 8 percent. Weather conditions in some of... more »

State-of-the-art packing facility opens in southwest Michigan

White Pigeon, Mich., is home to fewer than 2,000 people, but the town in southwest Michigan now boasts a state-of-the-art potato packing facility. ... more »


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