October 18
Harvest update: Great Lakes region, Maine making progress getting potatoes out of ground

Potato farmers in Wisconsin have been able to make solid progress harvesting their crop in recent days. Following weeks of above-average rain, that’s a welcome development.

October 17
UW-Madison pathologist Gevens zeroed in on both early and late blight

Amanda Gevens, plant pathologist and associate professor at Wisconsin-Madison, spends her time studying potato late blight and early blight diseases.

October 17
Growers Edge, Delta Institute partner on soil health analytics and financial program

Growers Edge, which provides data-driven technology solutions for the ag industry, has announced a soil health improvement partnership with Delta Institute. 

October 17
SWIIM water accounting solutions enters into agreement with RDO Water

SWIIM will initially target the the Western U.S., beginning with coastal and Southern California, with its sales and distribution agreement with RDO.

October 17
PMA Fresh announces finalists for agriculture startup awards

Produce Marketing Association and SVG Ventures announce the startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge. The pitch presentation will take place at th... more

October 17
Potato-centric fast food chain revived in UK

Spudulike debuted in 1974 but ceased operations earlier this year. Albert Bartlett acquired the company and reopened several locations with updated menus.

October 16
McCain breaks ground on $300 million expansion in Washington

McCain Foods Othello employs over 450 individuals who produce and distribute over 400,000 million pounds of frozen products.

October 16
Identifying and managing potato pink eye

Pink eye is a physiological disorder of tubers that often results in pinkish colored skin tissue, usually from the middle to bud end of tubers.

October 15
Lamb Weston forms partnership with Argentinian company to service South American market

Lamb Weston has formed a joint venture with Sociedad Comercial del Plata to create a potato products company to service South America.

October 15
List of states approved for agriculture drone spraying continues to grow

Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, South Dakota and Pennsylvania have approved Rantizo drone spraying. The company expects California, Arizona and Oregon soon.

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