News

September 15
Senate ag committee chair Debbie Stabenow to give keynote at United Fresh Washington

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) will keynote Wednesday morning’s General Session Breakfast, at 8 a.m. ET Sept. 22, during United Fresh 2021 Washington Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee,... more


September 15
Farm input costs rising at ‘crazy’ rate in Idaho

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen input cost increases this high in my lifetime.” — Bryan Seale, Shelley, Idaho, potato farmer


September 15
Drought compounded by natural disasters for Oregon growers

Oregon made national headlines this spring when the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Klamath Project was not going to receive any water deliveries for the first time since in 1907.


September 15
APHIS to ramp up testing for potato brown rot pathogen

USDA APHIS will begin testing randomly selected imported Pelargonium (geranium) plant material for the pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum at major ports of entry.


September 14
OSHA developing rule that will require vaccination for companies of 100+ employees

On Sept. 9, President Biden announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated. Ac... more


September 14
AgBiome gets $116 million in funding, eyes new products

AgBiome will use the capital to expand its product portfolio and continue to build its global presence and partnerships.


September 10
New COVID PPE funding falls short, says National Potato Council

On Sept. 9, the Biden Administration announced $700 million in new funding intended to support entities that purchased personal protective equipment and incurred vaccination costs and related expenses in combating COVID-19. Of that total, $650 milli... more


September 9
Former Sun Glo owner George Crapo dies

Prominent Idaho potato producer George Crapo died Sept. 4 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 82.


September 7
Idaho potato shippers eyeing new intermodal rail facility

“Any routes that get us closer to our major markets would be a big deal for Idaho potato growers.” — IGSA President Shawn Boyle


September 7
Farm Bureau urges USDA to address supply chain issues

The American Farm Bureau Federation on Sept. 3 sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack detailing a list of solutions to address critical supply chain issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers.



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