Production

Ag coalition urges H-2A visa process be treated as emergency

The steering committee of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC), including the National Potato Council, on March 18 called on Secretary of State M... more »

Pennsylvania officially deems agriculture ‘essential business’ during coronavirus outbreak

As the growing number of industries limited or shut down amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Pennsylvania issued an official statement confirmin... more »

US Consulate issues statement on processing of H-2A applicants

The following information was posted March 16 regarding the operation of U.S. consulates in regard to Mexico. “The health and safety of those who... more »

Hours-of-service rules relaxed for food, other services amid coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours... more »

Potato planting weather forecast looks favorable for most U.S. regions

Planting season is not far away for the major potato-producing states in the northern U.S. The National Weather Service’s 90-day extended forecas... more »

EPA announces new method to evaluate pesticide registration requests

EPA announced March 12 a new method for conducting biological evaluations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to assure that pesticide registration... more »

Labor-savers, latest technology highlight Idaho Ag Expo

Confronted with labor shortages, potato farmers were relieved to learn of the newest automated innovations to help them operate at peak efficiency. Ab... more »

Wilbur-Ellis launches Embrece-EA crop protection performance booster

Wilbur-Ellis Co. has launched Embrece-EA, a blend of surfactants designed to elevate the performance of fungicides, insecticides and miticides ... more »

FBSciences, Yara partnership leads to new biostimulant-calcium nitrate product

FBSciences Inc., a global leader in naturally derived plant health technologies and products, has announced a partnership agreement with Yara North Am... more »

Valley Irrigation 365

Valley Irrigation launches new 365 platform

Valley Irrigation, a leader in precision irrigation, has launched an innovative platform for growers to manage, control and share data analytics betw... more »


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