Production

Bipartisan House group urges USDA to provide PPE equipment for ag workers

The most recent round of USDA coronavirus aid did not include additional funds for agriculture worker safety, as the Consolidated Appropriations Act o... more »

Labor, trade, government changes discussed during Potato Expo

The U.S. federal government is about to see significant changes in leadership, as the presidency and control of the senate will soon be in Democratic ... more »

Water, resource, yield benefits shown with Soiltech Sensor study

Enabled by AT&T’s nationwide, highly secure LTE-M cellular network, the Soiltech Sensor precisely records and transmits data for soil moisture, ... more »

Side dressing potatoes with potassium nitrate fertilizer helps improve tuber performance

Potato plants absorb large quantities of potassium (K) throughout the growing season. It is therefore important that K availability to the plant is no... more »

Federal judge rules against H-2A wage rate freeze

On Dec. 23, a federal court in California enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to freeze, and effectively lower, several hundred thousan... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle SPUDMAN

Advancements made in knowing how Colorado potato beetle develops pesticide resistance

The Colorado potato beetle is a notorious pest — and a kind of unstoppable genius. The modern pesticide era began in the 1860s when Midwest farme... more »

Ag benefits from latest COVID relief package outlined, welcomed by National Potato Council

The National Potato Council welcomed the Dec. 21 actions by the House of Representatives and Senate to support agriculture workers, family farms, and ... more »

Ag To Go, Meristem announce partnership to serve Eastern farmers

Meristem Crop Performance Group and Ag To Go have announced a new strategic supply agreement to serve farmers in the Eastern U.S. Under the new r... more »

Overall usage of U.S. potatoes down, in spite of retail boom

Based on an analysis of the potatoes and potato products sold at retail and foodservice, and accounting for the volume of U.S. exports and imports, th... more »

Hazel Technologies gets USDA boost for sprout prevention

Hazel Technologies has announced new USDA funding for a packaging technology that protects the quality of potatoes. The technology may also have appli... more »


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