July 10
AgJunction secures patent for integrated multi-sensor vehicle control

AgJunction, the Autosteering Company, has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a patent titled "Integrated Multi-Sensor Control System and Method." "As we move toward increased vehicle autonomy and multi-veh... more

July 10
‘Produce advocacy bootcamp’ planned by United Fresh

United Fresh will host the new Produce Advocacy Bootcamp Monday, Sept. 16 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington, D.C. The annual event gathers the fresh produce industry to address our most pressing public policy matters with ... more

July 10
DroneDeploy launches single enterprise solution for all drone operations

DroneDeploy has evolved its product line, creating a single platform for all drone operations. The launch includes automated drone fleet management, enhanced workflow integrations, a low-altitude inspection mode and advanced analytic capabilities. ... more

July 8
Tips for keeping farm workers safe from heat stress

Heat-related illness is one of the most common maladies to befall outdoor workers, particularly in agricultural settings. The basic problem is a rise in body core temperature due to conditions that induce dehydration, or otherwise block the body’s ... more

July 8
Potato Expo 2020 seeks innovation hub submissions

The Potato Expo Innovation Hub Stage is accepting submissions for Potato Expo 2020 to be held in Las Vegas on Jan. 14-15, 2020. The Innovation Hub Stage, located on the expo floor, is a cultivator of ideas and inspiration. Throughout the show the s... more

July 5
Colorado announces first farms to benefit from paid intern initiative

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has announce the first businesses chosen for the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides financial incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire paid i... more

July 3
Michigan Potato Industry Commission names new CEO

[caption id="attachment_12702" align="alignright" width="300"] Kelly Turner is the new CEO of the Michigan Potato Industry Commission.[/caption] The Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC) has named Kelly Turner its new chief executive officer.... more

July 3
Potatoes packed with additional nutrients developed by scientists

Scientists at the International Potato Centre (CIP) in Peru are seeking to supply the world with a “super potato,” packed with additional nutrients, to help tackle malnutrition in developing nations. Biofortification is the term used describin... more

July 3
Idaho potato industry wants more processing facilities, reliable transportation system

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) recently held regional meetings in Aberdeen, Rexburg and Burley to listen to the needs and concerns of state's potato industry. The meetings were open to anyone involved with the Idaho potato industry; 25 growe... more

July 2
Mart Produce joins with onion grower to consolidate sales, marketing efforts

Mart Produce and ProSource have announced an agreement that will consolidate the two company's sales and marketing teams into a joint potato-onion operation. The agreement is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1. Mart Produce is a collection of four... more

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