Production

Study: How plants harness microbes to get nutrients

A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, figh... more »

USDA commodity procurement program includes purchase of potatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist farmers in response to what it called trade damage from unjustified retalia... more »

USDA grant to fund research into snowpack and water allocations

Mountain snowpack is a primary source of water for the arid western United States. This region, which includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, N... more »

US potato exports reach record value

The value of total U.S. exports of potatoes and potato products increased by 2.37 percent for the July 2017 – June 2018 marketing year compared to t... more »

Irrigate cover crops for better emergence

Typically, late August sees more rain than the rest of summer, but when it turns dry and your cover crop seed is in the ground, it's totally dependent... more »

Valley Irrigation adds remote management options

In response to widespread customer demand, Valley Irrigation said it will now offer multi-year licensing plans for ICON Link devices connecting to Ag... more »

Net Irrigate releases new CircleScout app

Net Irrigate is scheduled to unveil its new mobile app at the Husker Harvest Days Expo, Sept. 11-13. Visitors at the Nebraska-based expo have the ch... more »

Palmer amaranth confirmed in North Dakota

Palmer amaranth, a very aggressive weed, has been found in North Dakota for the first time according to North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension... more »

Agri-Inject debuts new irrigation control system

Agri-Inject has released its new ReflexCONNECT to put “fluid injection at the operator’s fingertips.” Like their original system, the company sa... more »

Action on ag labor measures possible this fall, AFBF says

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is holding out hope an agriculture labor package can move through Congress in the coming weeks. AF... more »


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