Production

OSHA considering heat-protection rules for outdoor workers

Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environment... more »

USDA, NASA team up to launch Western US water-tracking system

As California weathers another drought, tools that can help farmers and ranchers maximize the water they do get are being sharpened. The newest eff... more »

T-L Irrigation releases Touch system add-on

T-L Irrigation has released Precision Point Touch Pro, an add-on board combined with a firmware upgrade that dials up simplicity, options and function... more »

Ag committee holds hearing on biotechnology, supported by NPC

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agricultural biotechnology on Oct. 26. About two dozen ag-focused groups signed a letter in suppo... more »

Potatoes surprisingly resilient to climate change, study suggests

A new study led by researchers at the University of Florida predicts that the supply chains for two of Americans' most popular plant-based foods — f... more »

Washington’s 2020 potato crop valued at $753 million, down 19%

The value of Washington’s 2020 agricultural production totaled $10.2 billion, up 7% from the revised previous year value of $9.49 billion.  Top ... more »

Idaho’s 2020 potato crop worth $981 million, down 6% from previous year

The value of Idaho’s 2020 agricultural production was $8.40 billion, up 4% from the previous year’s revised value of $8.12 billion. The value of I... more »

Irrigation for processing potatoes focus of next WPC webinar

The next World Potato Congress webinar, “Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling,” is set for 9 a.m. ET Nov. 11. ... more »

Water problems hinder Western food producers

In September, when funding was gutted for a much-anticipated water bill, then withdrawn from the floor of the California state legislature, growers re... more »

Vilsack ‘firmly supports’ Farm Workforce Modernization Act

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined a virtual roundtable discussion with farmworkers to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, National Farm Safety... more »


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