Production

Climate policy, EPA picks for Biden administration named

President-elect Joe Biden continues to fill out his cabinet picks, including for numerous key positions that will affect agriculture and food trade. R... more »

Potatoes in stock up ‘slightly’ from a year ago, according to USDA

Potato stocks in Idaho totaled 97.0 million cwt as of Dec. 1, 2020. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 39.5 million cwt, the USDA's National... more »

University of Wisconsin gets several potato-focused grants

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced 19 projects have been selected to receive $1,186,278 in Speci... more »

Researchers advance knowledge of late blight gene makeup

Potato late blight disease is credited as the cause of the great Irish potato famine of 1845. It has been called the worst of all diseases known to po... more »

Syngenta announces new insecticide active ingredient

In North America, Syngenta has entered into an agreement with Gowan Company, a family-owned agricultural solutions business headquartered in Yuma, A... more »

Nominations sought for agriculture safety awards

Do you know a person or organization who is a leader in agricultural safety, either through training, collaboration, promotion, education or research?... more »

What election results could mean for potato industry

We knew heading into 2020 that the presidential election would be one of the biggest stories of the year. It was, but the COVID-19 pandemic and all of... more »

Rising temps have Canadian researcher studying heat stress in potato plants

In recent years, rising global temperatures have left potato farmers anxious as their crops struggle to survive lengthy dry cycles that are often mark... more »

Agriculture labor group sues DOL over Adverse Effect Wage Rate freeze

The nation’s largest agricultural union is suing the Department of Labor for imposing a two-year wage freeze on farm laborers, who are already among... more »

USDA seeks public input on water quantity in the west

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input about water quantity in the west related to existing Natural Resources Conservation ... more »


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