Production

A look at financing options for potato storage structures

The retail potato market remains hot, according to a recent news release from Potatoes USA, based on its annual sales and utilization study on potato ... more »

2021 state-by-state seed potato report

The 2021 growing season saw U.S. seed potato farmers plant 106,651 acres that were eventually accepted as certified seed. That is up nearly 2,800 acre... more »

Potato processing use up 5% from last year

Potato stocks in the major potato-producing states totaled 265 million cwt as of Dec. 1, a 2% decrease from a year ago. According to a recent repor... more »

BASF outlines innovation efforts, which include Revysol fungicide

With its innovative processes and products, the chemical industry makes an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. BASF r... more »

Farm Bureau eyes H-2A participation, wages

The end of the calendar year always brings a host of new information about the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program, and this year is no differe... more »

USDA-NASS releases ag labor wage numbers

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service released a farm labor report in late November, as well as the full U.S. Mountain I (Idaho, Montan... more »

USDA-APHIS using new tool to protect US from ralstonia

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has deployed a new, high-tech tool to help protect U.S. nursery and specialty crop gro... more »

Certis Biologicals adds Midwestern field development manager

Certis Biologicals had added Nick Vandervort as its new Midwestern field development manager. Vandervort joins the team of field development ex... more »

Potato Virus Y (PVY) Update: The good and the bad

When it comes to reporting about potato virus Y (PVY), it’s a good news, bad news kind of story. The good news is that researchers are seeing les... more »

All fresh potatoes from PEI halted to US due to potato wart cases

The National Potato Council (NPC) and grower organizations throughout the United States welcomed the Nov. 22 announcement by Canada's Acting Chief Pla... more »


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