Sustainability

Mickelsen Farms takes lead in sharing farmers’ story with the masses

Mickelsen Farms was founded in 1988 by brothers Lynn and Dale Mickelsen and Lynn’s son, Mark, but the family’s potato-farming history in southeast... more »

Packaging firms eying automation, flexibility solutions

Increasing customer demands coupled with the need for automation and labor reduction make end-of-line packaging a key area for food producers. We r... more »

Sustainability focus of latest ‘Eye on Potatoes’ podcast

Earlier this year, it was announced that the former Potato Sustainability Initiative was expanding to include more facets of the potato supply chain. ... more »

Yara North America joins Potato Sustainability Alliance

Crop nutrition leader Yara North America has joined the Potato Sustainability Alliance. Founded in 1905 and rooted in Norway, Yara is a global mark... more »

Syngenta’s $2 billion sustainability investment to include packaging

To improve sustainability across its supply chain, Syngenta recently announced a $2 billion investment in sustainable agriculture. Part of this inves... more »

HZPC newest member of Potato Sustainability Alliance

The newly formed Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) has announced the addition of HZPC Americas Corp. as its newest member. As an active member of ... more »

Vanmark

Vanmark adds machines to reduce water treatment usage for processing

Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, has introduced two new machines that reduce water treatment usage from th... more »

New Potato Sustainability Alliance formed to expand on sustainability initiative

Key players in the U.S. and Canadian potato industries have created a new organization dedicated to sustainability in the potato sector — the Potato... more »

USDA survey: Less irrigation water used than five years ago

There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to ... more »


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