With this, our second annual Women of the Industry issue, Spudman attempts to remedy the situation by recognizing the important roles women are playing in the industry today. From farming and research... more
The need to see action on the voluntary genetic modified organism (GMO) labeling situation has reached a breaking point after the last few months of discussion. With Vermont's mandatory on-package GMO... more
Lorie Ewing, program manager of the nuclear seed potato program at the University of Idaho, is retiring this July after 33 years of managing the potato tissue culture lab and greenhouse.
Ewing recei... more
When colleagues and farmers were asked to describe Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) potato specialist Eugenia Banks, two words stood out: dedicated and passionate. In fact, one Norfolk ... more
"I'm incredibly bossy, so I think that makes me especially suited for management, Liz Sanders said, laughing at her self-assessment. "My job is to make sure that everything here runs beautifully.""Her... more
It's a long way from the Andean altiplano of Puno, Peru, to the lower Columbia Basin of Hermiston, Oregon. For Silvia Rondon, it's a journey that started in the rugged highlands – considered to be t... more
“To provide more growers the opportunity to experience the many benefits of X-Tec, we are now able to combine X-Tec drives with high-speed AC drives,” said Andy Carritt, vice president of product development. “By doing so, we can reduce the grower’s investment for adding X-Tec with FastPass technology to pivots by about 40 percent.” ... See MoreSee Less