Production

USDA keeping close eye on imports that can carry brown rot

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will conduct annual certification visits in peak harvesting time to offshore U.S. during 202... more »

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Pacific Northwest sees lower potato sales for 2020 crop

Year-over- year total revenue and average price for potatoes sold both fell in Idaho, Oregon and Washington in 2020. The combined value of all pota... more »

Russet varieties dominate San Luis Valley production

This report provides the results of a special survey of potato growers in Colorado's San Luis Valley, which was conducted to evaluate potato varieties... more »

EPA’s administrator signals timeline for new WOTUS rule

At a recent National Association of State Departments of Agriculture meeting, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan ann... more »

New biopesticide testing shows high mortality rate in Colorado potato beetle

Testing of new RNA-based biopesticide technology from Renaissance BioScience has shown promising results in controlling the Colorado potato beetle. ... more »

USDA report shows H-2A program rapidly expanding

The H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker program allows U.S. agricultural employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary or seasonal basis. The program ra... more »

USDA-NASS to include Colorado, Montana in ag labor survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Agricultural Labor Survey in ... more »

Exeter reaches deal to distribute Key’s Oculus digital potato sorter

Key Technology and Exeter Engineering have announced the formation of a sales and service partnership in North America. Under the terms of the agreeme... more »

Fresh potato shipments expected to be down from last year

U.S. fresh potato shipments are expected to be down nearly 4% from last year, according to North American Potato Market News (NAPMN). American ship... more »

USDA-NIFA grants $600K to OSU for organic potato storage initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Sept. 15 an investment of over $30 million f... more »


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