DOL finds Idaho potato farm in violation of H-2A obligations

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigators have determined that an Idaho potato farm violated its obligations to guest workers. According to a ne... more »

Valent Biosciences creating new biostimulant organization

Valent BioSciences diving into the biostimulant market. The company is establishing a new operating unit designed to expand its biostimulant line w... more »

Washington Summit to examine guest worker AEWR

The continued labor crisis being experienced requires action by Congress to provide stability and certainty to agriculture. This includes a viable... more »

USDA to invest $1 billion in “climate-smart” farmers, ranchers

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack unveiled plans Feb. 7 for the USDA to invest $1 billion to support "climate-smart" farmers, ranchers and forest l... more »

Using precision agriculture practices in potato production

According to the International Society of Precision Agriculture, “precision agriculture (PA) is a management strategy that gathers, processes and an... more »

Certis launches nematode-controlling biological MeloCon LC

Certis Biologicals recently announced the launch of MeloCon LC, a water-dispersible concentrate containing spores from a naturally occurring soil ... more »

Potato prices up, but so are input costs

The global potato market is tight on supply and farm-level spud prices for Idaho farmers are up substantially. But so are farm input costs and, wit... more »

FDA issues guidance for food producers disrupted by supply chain issues

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the following statement to the agriculture and food industry on Jan. 27: The FDA has been worki... more »

BASF working to combat supply chain issues, offers advice for growers

BASF is working toward making sure its crop protection protects remain available to growers amid the ongoing supply chain issues in the U.S. The co... more »

NPC: Driver vaccine mandate to add to supply chain woes

On Jan. 21, the U.S. agriculture industry was notified of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decision to prevent the entry of non-U.S. citizen es... more »

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