January 2015

Coming Home

With rain delaying harvest of their 2,000 acres of potatoes, Deverle Wattenbarger and his three sons take a rare office break. They reminisce and laugh about how they all planned to leave Wattenbarger... more

Neonicotinoids and Honeybees

On November 12, the EPA hosted a White House pollinator health task force (PHTF) listening session on pollinator protection, or honeybee protection, an issue that has received elevated attention in ag... more

Spudman 7: Blair Richardson

Blair Richardson was born in Texas where his family has been involved in farming and ranching for many generations dating back to the era when the region was part of Mexico. He received a B.S. in agri... more

Sustainable Packaging Evolution

When it comes to potatoes and sustainability, it's in the bag for Wada Farms. The potatoes are in the bag and the bag's material includes up to 25% potato starch. It's an effort by Wada Farms, b... more

There’s No Place Like Home

I know I'm preaching to the choir when I say that farming is hard work. It means long hours, working in all kinds of weather and not knowing if you'll meet your return on investment. You've really got... more

Winning on the Web

Twenty years ago, advertising was structured around print media and television commercials. Today — with the evolution of the World Wide Web — the possibilities are endless and farmers can... more

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