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Valley Irrigation over the air

September 4
Valley Irrigation adds automatic wireless update capability

Valley Irrigation has announced another industry first: the ability to push updates “over the air” to its ICON control panels. This ag tech advancement is available automatically through the built-in Valley ICON Link. Over-the-air updates will... more


September 3
Halverson family adds Kling to Black Gold Farms’ board of directors

[caption id="attachment_12937" align="alignright" width="225"] Doug Kling[/caption] Black Gold Farms has announced a new addition to its board of directors, one outside the Halverson family. Food industry veteran Doug Kling, who is currently CE... more


September 3
Idaho Potato Commission highlights state growers with ‘Thank a Farmer’ promotion

Many say potatoes put Idaho on the map. The crew at the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) doesn't disagree, but prefers to say potatoes and their dedicated growers put Idaho on the map. Recently, the IPC created a social media campaign — Thank a Far... more


September 3
Rise in H-2A worker usage is slowing

Despite a challenging growing year, farmers and ranchers continue to demand H-2A workers in record numbers — although growth in program usage has slowed considerably. The number of certified positions during the third quarter of 2019 was up 2% comp... more


September 3
Washington State holding three pesticide disposal events during October

The Washington State Department of Agriculture Waste Pesticide Program will hold three pesticide disposal events during October. “Pesticides” include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and other related chemicals that kill, mitig... more


August 29
AzaPro pesticide receives organic approval from OMRI

A new product from Sym-Agro, AzaPro, is marketed as providing control of more than 300 different insects, mites and nematodes without leaving visible residue on crops. According to a product label, AzaPro can be used on a wide variety of vegetab... more


August 28
Oregon Potato Company acquires assets of NORPAC Foods, which files for Chapter 11

NORPAC Foods Inc., a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative founded in 1924, announced Aug. 22 that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Oregon Potato Company under which it will acquire substantially all of the NORPAC's assets.... more


Valley Irrigation 365

August 27
Valley Irrigation to launch Valley 365 single-source platform in 2020

Valley Irrigation will launch Valley 365, a new single-source platform for connected crop management, in early 2020. Valley 365 combines the top features of existing Valley technology into an easy-to-use interface for single sign-on access to compl... more


August 26
Farmers’ Almanac predicts wet, cold winter for much of US

The 2020 Farmers’ Almanac’s extended weather forecast is predicting a “Polar Coaster Winter,” with plenty of frigid temperatures and snow for a majority of the country. The Almanac describes the upcoming season as “freezing, frigid an... more


August 26
China ready to tack on more tariffs on US potatoes starting Sept. 1

This morning, China responded to prior U.S. tariff threats by releasing a new list of targeted American products. Among them were new tariffs on potatoes and potato products. "(The National Potato Council has) been urging all sides to come to the ... more



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