January 2
TOMRA to showcase new 3A potato sorter at Potato Expo

TOMRA Food has introduced the TOMRA 3A, a vision sorter for the separation of a range of foreign material from unwashed potatoes.

January 2
NAMA offering agriculture marketing workshop during conference

With the ag economy entering a new era of uncertainty, getting multi-location dealers and retailers, as well as small to medium-sized manufacturers to punch above their weight class in the marketing space is key.

December 31
USDA highlights 2019 efforts to assist farmers

USDA farm programs helped producers weather a tough 2019, marked with prevented planting, delayed harvests, and unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs.

December 31
Syngenta celebrates 40th anniversary

“Helping growers protect their seed investment has always been one of our core goals,” Ross Weikel, head of Syngenta Seedcare, said in a news release.

December 26
Central Washington intermodal terminal getting upgrades

The Port of Quincy has begun moving forward with Phase 1 of an infrastructure project to expand its Intermodal Terminal in Quincy, Washington.

December 20
Valley receives patent for variable rate irrigation (VRI)

The patent covers the use of ray casting algorithms to determine the locations of sprinklers in relation to one or more management zones within the field.

December 19
House of Representatives ratifies USMCA trade agreement in lopsided vote

The House of Representatives ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41 on Dec. 19. The bill now moves to the Senate.

December 19
Potato breeders, growers compete for Best Oregon Potato Award

Farmers from across Oregon, retailers, researchers, professional chefs and culinary students gathered in Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 6 for the 10th annual Goodness Unearthed Best Oregon Potato Award contest.

December 19
Colorado Congressman Tipton pushes for more potatoes to Mexico

In an editorial published by the Vail Daily, Scott Tipton (R-CO) said Mexico hasn’t lived up to its end of a 2003 avocados-for-potatoes agreement.

December 19
NoKota Packers leader Steve Tweten to retire

Fresh Solutions Network announced Dec. 18 that Steve Tweten, president, CEO and partner of NoKota Packers, will retire on Dec. 27, 2019, after 40 years with the company. An exclusive supplier of Side Delights potatoes, NoKota Packers Inc. (NPI) is a... more

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