News

September 17
US potato exports reach record value

The value of total U.S. exports of potatoes and potato products increased by 2.37 percent for the July 2017 – June 2018 marketing year compared to the previous marketing year. This is according to numbers from Trade Stats Northwest. The $1.8 billio... more


September 17
USDA: 2017 potato crop value up in Idaho, down in Oregon, Washington 

 The latest numbers from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) show that the Idaho, Oregon, and Washington combined potato crop was valued at $1.83 billion for 2017. The final value of Idaho's 2017 potato crop was $975 mil... more


September 14
Tong expands overseas sales force

Tong has appointed a new sales manager to help drive sales throughout the U.K. and overseas. Richard Knighton has joined the company with over 30 years’ experience in the root crop industry, originally starting his career in 1988 when he joined... more


September 14
Irrigate cover crops for better emergence

Typically, late August sees more rain than the rest of summer, but when it turns dry and your cover crop seed is in the ground, it's totally dependent on the moisture in the top few inches to germinate. As we manage late-season irrigation, producers ... more


September 11
Valley Irrigation adds remote management options

In response to widespread customer demand, Valley Irrigation said it will now offer multi-year licensing plans for ICON Link devices connecting to AgSense. These plans offer pricing for one, three, five or 10-year terms, enabling users to access AgS... more


September 10
Senninger Irrigation welcomes new president

Steve Abernethy has agreed to take on the role of president of Senninger Irrigation. Abernethy has been a member of the Hunter Industries family for over 23 years. In his time working directly with the Senninger Irrigation team, Abernethy’s focu... more


September 10
Net Irrigate releases new CircleScout app

Net Irrigate is scheduled to unveil its new mobile app at the Husker Harvest Days Expo, Sept. 11-13. Visitors at the Nebraska-based expo have the chance to interact and test the beta version onsite before its official launch Oct. 1. The curre... more


September 10
Farm Bill Conference Committee starts public meetings

U.S. senators and representatives met for the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s first public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 5. Members of the committee spoke about the necessity of completing the Farm Bill, which technically expires at the month... more


September 6
Palmer amaranth confirmed in North Dakota

Palmer amaranth, a very aggressive weed, has been found in North Dakota for the first time according to North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension. Laboratory analysis has confirmed that a plant found in a row crop field in McIntosh County in so... more


September 6
Agri-Inject debuts new irrigation control system

Agri-Inject has released its new ReflexCONNECT to put “fluid injection at the operator’s fingertips.” Like their original system, the company said ReflexCONNECT provides fully programmable variable rate application of fertilizers and ag chemica... more



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