News

August 5
FCA encourages Farm Credit System institutions to work with borrowers affected by recent flooding, heat and drought

The Farm Credit Administration is encouraging Farm Credit System (System) institutions to work with System borrowers who have been affected recently by flooding, heat, and drought. Over the past few weeks, floods have impacted parts of Kentucky, Mis... more


August 3
USDA to study crop production practices with 900 Michigan growers and has a potato focus this year

NASS will conduct interviews with approximately 200 soybean and potato producers and 700 vegetable growers in Michigan.


August 2
A proven idea: Strength in producer unity

Buzz Shahan, COO of United Potato Growers of America, reminds producers that being united is key in uncertain economic times.


August 1
Recap of Skagit Valley Sustainability Influencer event

Growers from Skagit Valley hosted 10 influencers from the greater Seattle area to help educate consumers on today’s farming practices and the difficulties farmers face.


August 1
How can we improve soil health in potato cropping systems?

Taking a systems approach can steadily improve soil health, even with underground crops.


August 1
Potato research funding hits highest level in history in Senate FY23 appropriations bill

The bill includes $4 million for potato breeding research, as well as language preventing USDA from limiting potato access to the school breakfast program.


July 27
Researcher’s model finding warmer temps favoring more volunteer spuds

Volunteer potatoes and tubers that sprout in cull piles can provide a reservoir for pests such as nematodes and crop diseases such as viruses and late blight.


July 27
READER SURVEY: What are your biggest concerns right now?

Spudman is currently seeking feedback from potato growers on the biggest issues they’re facing and the topics they’re most interested in learning more about.


July 26
A Cut Above potatoes as a canvas for a craveable potato program

Basin Gold and Sun-Glo elevate America’s side dish at Foodservice EXPO.


July 25
FY23 Ag funding bill clears House

The combined bills were approved and include $3 million for a potato breeding special research grant, language that once again prohibits USDA from limiting potato access to the school breakfast program, and SCRI match waiver language for public institutions.



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