News

July 18
McCain to be largest tenant of NewCold facility in Burley, Idaho

NewCold, a deep-frozen storage and logistics company based in The Netherlands, will open its second fully mechanized facility in the United States in the spring of 2019. Located in Burley, Idaho the freezer facility is a joint design effort and const... more


July 18
Nestle files for patent on potato baby formula

  Nestle has applied for a patent for an infant formula based on potato protein microparticles. The Washington State Potato Commission said the company presents it as a naturally hypoallergenic infant formula that is suitable for infants with... more


July 18
New tariffs cause Congress and industry to react

Recently, the Trump administration announced that they were preparing an additional $200 billion in tariffs against China in what’s described by media outlets as a trade war. The National Potato Council (NPC) said the potato industry has alrea... more


July 18
North Dakota farmers urged to give feedback on Dicamba damage

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is gathering information on plant damage that may have been caused by the in-crop use of the herbicide Dicamba on soybeans. "Although we've had fewer complaints than last year, there have been repo... more


July 12
Responsible labor focus for PMA, United Fresh

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a framework for responsible labor practices in fresh produce and floral supply chains. The boards of d... more


July 11
NPC joins in comments on biotech standards

In early July, the National Potato Council (NPC) joined 35 allied food and agricultural organizations in filing comments on USDA's National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard proposed rule. This rule was published in May with a 60-day comment p... more


July 11
Tiger-Sul adds veteran marketing manager David Hans

Global agriculture firm Tiger-Sul Products has added veteran marketer Dave Hans to its team. Hans is a familiar face to the Tiger-Sul team. He previously led the company’s marketing and branding programs for four and a half years, from 2012 thro... more


July 11
Potato Expo Innovation Hub now accepting ideas for 2019

The Potato Expo Innovation Hub is now open and accepting abstract submissions for Potato Expo 2019, which takes place Jan. 9-10 in Austin, Texas. Located on the trade show floor, the Potato Expo Innovation Hub will be the center of education... more


July 10
End of July is deadline for Census of Agriculture submissions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Farmers and producers have until the end of July to complete the Census online. “The... more


July 5
 BioWest to open new microbial facility

BioWest Ag Solutions will open a new microbial propagation and fermentation facility in Caldwell, Idaho in October 2018. The new facility will house the production of large-scale, custom microbial products, as well as offer contract fermentation serv... more



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