News

May 24
Lindsay’s FieldNET Advisor adds crops and features

Lindsay has added new features to further enhance its FieldNET technology and extend its capabilities to more growers around the world. “The new features will give growers an increased level of customization and mobility, while helping them be ... more


May 24
IPC taps new marketing director

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has hired Ross Johnson as its new international marketing director. “There is a lot of opportunity for international growth and for educating retailers on the importance of the Idaho potato in their produce depa... more


May 23
Farm bill vote by U.S. House panned by New York Farm Bureau

New York’s farmers are disappointed by the failure of the U.S. House to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The following is a statement by New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher. “New York Farm Bureau is disappointed in the vote on the 2018 Farm Bi... more


May 22
Blight hotlines to provide help for potato growers

Syngenta and prominent potato disease researchers from universities across the country will continue their partnerships on potato blight hotlines for 2018. Growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington can call the hotlines for acce... more


May 22
IPM working group to meet in Oregon

The Resilient Potato Production Initiative Workgroup, a coalition of members of the potato community working to increase the adoption of IPM practices in the Pacific Northwest, will continue its work in Portland, Oregon this June. The main challenge ... more


May 21
Farm Bill voted down in US House

A proposed 2018 Farm Bill failed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, May 18. The Republican leadership failed to gather votes from its conservative members, national news media reported, and the bill failed 198-213. House Agricultu... more


May 17
USDA proposes regulation change for specialty varieties

The USDA has proposed rule to change the varietal classifications that determine the size requirements for U.S. No. 2 grade potatoes to account for changing consumer preferences for specialty and fingerling varieties. These varieties are handled u... more


May 17
NPC files comments on ‘neonics’

The National Potato Council has filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency urging a science-based approach to their assessment of four neonicotinoid insecticides ("neonics"). Neonics have been under scrutiny from the previous presidentia... more


May 17
Midwest experiences fertilizer shortage 

Due to spring storms in the Midwest this year, the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association said, farmers who typically would have been in the field earlier had to wait for the snow to melt. The group said that has caused farmers from multiple sta... more


May 15
Several Idaho positions still open on Potatoes USA board

Potatoes USA is still searching for seven delegates from Idaho to fill its board. On June 7, at 1 p.m., the group will hold a nomination meeting for Idaho delegates to serve on the board. Responsibilities of this assignment include: Attend t... more



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