News

November 26
National Potato Council: Trump Administration considering alternative tariff options

From the National Potato Council: "There were various reports (recently) that the (Trump) Administration is considering options to end the steel and aluminum tariffs the U.S. levied against Canada and Mexico. Such an action by the U.S. could come ... more


November 26
Castle, Echo russet varieties reach growers for field trials

Two new potatoes could save growers in Oregon, Idaho and Washington millions of dollars by curtailing several serious diseases and improving processing quality. The potatoes — Echo Russet and Castle Russet — are in the hands of growers for tri... more


November 21
Maine board names Nightingale Farms’ Curtis Harrison as 2019 Young Farmer of the Year

The Maine Potato Board has named Curtis Harrison of Nightingale Farms its 2019 Young Farmer of the Year. Nightingale Farms is located in New Limerick in eastern Maine near the New Brunswick border. Harrison operates the farm with his uncle, Frank ... more


November 20
Senninger releases Dynamic Drive for LDN sprinkler platform

Senninger has released its new LDN Dynamic Drive, which brings an expansive pressure range of 6 to 50 psi (0.41 to 3.44 bar) and its widest diameter of coverage to top-of-pipe irrigation. Built on the LDN sprinkler platform, the Dynamic Drive featur... more


November 19
University of Wisconsin-Extension conducting series of Soil, Water & Nutrient Management meetings

The University of Wisconsin-Extension in conjunction with UW-Madison Department of Soil Science will conduct eight Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Meetings Nov. 27 to Dec. 6, 2018 around the state to provide research updates in the field ... more


November 16
Soil health movement highlighted in new documentary

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) released a 60-minute documentary on Nov. 15 that captures the history — and significance — of the soil health movement. “Never have I seen, among farmers, such a broad quest for (soil health) knowledge as I’... more


November 15
Maine potato growers get boost from Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The federal government is investing more than a half million dollars in Maine to help boost production of crops including state staples like potatoes and blueberries. Maine Agriculture Commissioner Walter Whitcomb says the state is working with th... more


November 15
Potatoes perfect fit for Flexitarian diet trend, says Side Delights

Side Delights has announced new ways to help create “plant-based menu plans” as the trend continues toward diets and ways of eating that focus more on vegetables and less on meat. The so-called Flexitarian diet, based on the benefits of a pla... more


November 14
First-quarter potato exports down, but Washington’s Voigt isn’t too worried

U.S. potato export numbers were down during the first quarter of the July 2018-June 2019 marketing year, a Potatoes USA report showed, and tariffs imposed by China and Mexico are a big reason why. Frozen potato exports were down 6 percent during t... more



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