February 2
HELM launches grass and broadleaf herbicides for potatoes

HELM Agro has launched new crop protection products in the first quarter of 2018. HELMET and HELMET SPC herbicides are HELM’s new metolachlor offerings for grass and small-seeded broadleaf control in potatoes, corn, sorghum, soybeans, tomatoes a... more

February 2
Drone group creates Trusted Operator Program

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has  announced a group to help develop the Trusted Operator Program (TOP) for remote pilots and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training organizations that serve the agriculture comm... more

February 1
USDA releases outline of goals for new Farm Bill

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their principles of a new 2018 Farm Bill. "They are our way of letting Congress know what we've heard from the hard-working men and women of American agriculture," Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue t... more

January 31
Moves might relieve burden under WOTUS and Clean Water Act

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and a proposed piece of the new Farm Bill may help remove regulatory burdens against farmers. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that challenges to the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition belong ... more

January 30
School districts to receive free salad bars through Potatoes USA campaign

Beginning Jan. 29, Potatoes USA is donating salad bars to one school district every week as part of its “21 Weeks of Giving” campaign. Representatives announced the news during the School Nutrition Association’s School Nutrition Industry Confer... more

January 30
Tips for potato fertilization on irrigated soils

Optimum potato growth and profitable production depend on various management factors, including a sufficient supply of nutrients. When the supply of nutrients — which potatoes have a high demand for — from the soil is not adequate to meet the de... more

January 29
Ag labor issues, E-Verify, crop up in immigration reform proposals

On Jan. 25, the White House released a set of immigration reform principles that are intended to push Congress to act on the immigration issue. Included on the list, were the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue, funding for border se... more

January 25
Duravant to acquire Key Technology 

Equipment manufacturer Duravant has signed an agreement to acquire Key Technology, manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and processing equipment. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by Key Techno... more

January 24
Tong appoints new approved dealer for Scotland

Tong Engineering has selected ScanStone potato systems as the company’s new approved dealer for Scotland. Located just outside Forfar, Angus, ScanStone is a family-owned and operated business, designing and manufacturing a wide range of soil pre... more

January 24
BioSafe Systems introduces broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide

SaniDate 15.0 from BioSafe Systems has received a label enhancement for the treatment of process water used in the packing of raw commodities, such as specialty fruits and vegetables. SaniDate 15.0’s label is now EPA approved to inhibit salmonella,... more

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