News

November 20
Dewulf debuts new four-row, self-propelled harvester, the Enduro

The Enduro is the result of several years of intensive development, which included input from agricultural contractors and potato growers.


November 18
Texas A&M researchers make breakthrough in fastidious plant diseases, like zebra chip

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have made a discovery that will help combat fastidious pathogens, which cost U.S. agriculture alone billions of dollars annually.


November 17
Potato imports to US surge during late summer, early fall

U.S. potato imports for the first quarter of the July 2020-June 2021 marketing year were up 19% in total, according to IRI reports released by Potatoes USA.


November 17
Grimmway/Cal-Organic donates $5 million to Cal Poly for organic farming research

Cal Poly will expand its emphasis on research in organic production and soil health by providing a collaborative platform for academia, industry and government.


November 17
Telone fumigant to be distributed by Teleos Ag starting in ’21

Teleos Ag Solutions, a subsidiary of TriCal Ag, has reached an agreement with Dow to distribute Telone starting Jan. 1, 2021. Corteva currently distributes.


November 17
John Deere’s Machine Sync can now be used for potato harvest

John Deere has released a new 20-3 software update for its Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter displays.


November 16
Potato DC Fly-In moved to virtual event, PILI canceled for 2021

The National Potato Council has changed the 2021 Potato D.C. Fly-In to a virtual event. The NPC’s annual meeting had been postponed from January, also will be virtual.


November 16
Idaho Potato Conference, Eastern Idaho Ag Expo going virtual in 2021

The Idaho Potato Conference and Eastern Idaho Ag Expo, normally held in Pocatello, will be a combined virtual event in 2021. Dates are Jan. 19-21.


November 13
National Potato Council unveils revamped, expanded website

This week, the National Potato Council released a new website to better support its mission of “Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill.” 


November 13
Potatoes USA adding new office, culinary facility in Denver plus other potato industry updates

Frank Muir, Blair Richardson and Kam Quarles gave updates on the potato industry during the Idaho Potato Commission’s annual Big Idaho Harvest Meeting.



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