March 5
Colorado chemigation permit deadline approaching

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) reminds growers using a closed irrigation system to apply agricultural chemicals, including fertilizer, that they must obtain a chemigation permit. The deadline for renewals is March 31, 2018. “The... more

February 28
Potato exports set new record in 2017

U.S. potato and potato product exports grew 4.58 percent in volume and 4.63 percent in value in 2017 compared to 2016, said Potatoes USA, adding that the 1,763,235 metric tons in total exports sets another calendar year record. This growth occurre... more

February 28
HFC, Inc. receives environmental stewardship award

The National Potato Council (NPC) has awarded Leon and Lance Hapka of HFC, Inc., from Halma, Minnesota, the 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award. Each year NPC recognizes a farming operation that has developed innovative approaches to safeguarding... more

February 27
HELM Agro hires national sales manager

HELM Agro has hired Michael Hoger as its new national sales manager. In his new role, Hoger will be responsible for the leadership, planning and execution of crop protection product sales and channel partner programs for HELM Agro US distributor,... more

February 27
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association president to retire

Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) President Chuck Gunnerson is set to retire. The announcement was made at the Feb. 20, NPPGA Annual Meeting in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Eric Halverson, incoming NPPGA board chairman, indicated tha... more

February 27
Wisconsin Extension to hold processing crops meeting   

The University of Wisconsin Extension is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch included, at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, N3909 County Road V, Hancock. Registration will b... more

February 27
TOMRA wins silver medal at the International FoodTec award

TOMRA’s user interface TOMRA ACT has been named a silver winner in the 2018 International FoodTec Award, organized by the DLG (German Agricultural Society). “TOMRA ACT is designed to make sorting adjustments simple and predictable for the user... more

February 26
United Fresh opens nominations for two innovation awards

United Fresh has opened the nomination period for two achievement awards: the United FreshMKT Achievement Award and United FreshTEC Achievement Award. The awards are intended to honor an individual or company who has made significant innovations in a... more

February 26
USDA appoints National Potato Promotion Board members

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue appointed 30 members to serve three-year terms on the National Potato Promotion Board beginning March 1. Newly appointed producer members are: Jared B. Smith, Alamosa, Colo. Wes Pahl, Aberdeen, I... more

February 22
Still time to nominate for Spudwoman of the year award

The potato industry is full of amazing women and Spudman wants your help in honoring them. There is still time to submit your nominations for this year’s Spudwoman of the Year award. This year’s winner will be featured in the Spudwoman May/Jun... more

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