September 5
Potatoes USA appoints assistant marketing manager

Potatoes USA has hired Erena Connon as a new assistant global marketing manager supporting the ingredient, school foodservice and nutrition marketing programs. The group said Connon brings strong digital marketing knowledge to Potatoes USA and has... more

September 4
Action on ag labor measures possible this fall, AFBF says

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is holding out hope an agriculture labor package can move through Congress in the coming weeks. AFBF released the following statement on Aug. 28: “When House lawmakers return to Capitol Hill af... more

August 30
Farm bill conferees hear from Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (the Alliance), representing over 120 specialty crop organizations across the United States, sent a letter to Farm Bill conferees Aug. 29 outlining their views on key programs that are contained in the Hous... more

August 28
Trade, regulatory reform top list of issues ahead of Farm Bill Conference

The Farm Bill Conference will kick off on Sept. 5 with a formal meeting between the House and Senate. This meeting will officially begin member-level negotiations, following staff discussions that have taken place throughout July and August. The... more

August 27
Feds detail help for farmers affected by ‘unjustified retaliation’

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from "unjustified retaliation" by foreign nations. President D... more

August 27
Valley releases new variable rate irrigation program

Valley Irrigation has released its next-generation variable rate irrigation solution, VRI-iS, which is designed to give growers control of individual sprinklers for optimal control of water application. “The Valley VRI-iS solution offers field-... more

August 27
Agreement reached between US-Mexico on trade pact

President Donald Trump said Aug. 27 he would terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and sign a new trade accord with Mexico, potentially leaving Canada out of the bloc. Trump announced the agreement with Mexico in an Oval Office e... more

August 21
US potato exports continue to grow

The value of total U.S. exports of potatoes and potato products increased by 2.37 percent for the July 2017 to June 2018 marketing year compared to the previous marketing year. Those figures are compiled by Trade Stats Northwest. The $1.8 billion ... more

August 20
Dewulf launches Field Loader 240 transfer combi

Dewulf has launched what it calls a unique transfer combi, the Field Loader 240. The machine is designed to be compact and stand-alone along with combining a high cleaning capacity with ease of use and product-friendliness. It includes features such ... more

August 20
Valley releases new hybrid configuration for X-Tec Motor

 Valley Irrigation recently released a new hybrid machine configuration for its exclusive X-Tec center drive motor. The X-Tec motor includes FastPass technology enabling it to operate at up to twice the speed of ordinary center drive motors, Valley ... more

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