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January 7
Specialty crop equipment highlighted by World Ag Expo

Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top 10 New Products Competition, sponsored by Bank of America. A large and impressive field of cutting-edge, cost-saving and resource-managing products were submitted for the contest by exhibitors of the larges... more


January 7
116th Congress begins, Peterson new head of House ag committee

[caption id="attachment_11926" align="alignright" width="220"] Rep. Collin Peterson[/caption] The House and Senate began the work of the 116th Congress on Jan. 3. The House of Representatives has undergone a leadership change with the Democrats now ... more


January 7
New agribusiness program to aid women farmers, ranchers

Women entrepreneurs face significant challenges in accessing funding, training and business support. To help bridge these gaps the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is partnering with the NASDA (National Association of State Departments of Agric... more


January 2
Early Season Potato Herbicide Considerations

{Sponsored} Weeds are a grower’s enemy, so tackling them head on early in the season can make a world of difference later. Because there are a limited number of post-emergence broadleaf herbicides available for use in potatoes, using herbicides bef... more


December 31
United Phosphorus to rebrand as UPL NA

United Phosphorus, or UPI, plans a name change to take effect Jan. 1, 2019. Starting in the new year, the company will be known as UPL NA, and adopt a logo with the new name. UPI’s Business Head and Vice President-North America, Vincente Gong... more


December 31
Small farmers still face great deal of physical effort

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor-saving machines and equipment. However, many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of physical effort. Over the past several decades, American agriculture has been transformed by the i... more


December 27
Idaho Potato Drop to celebrate fifth anniversary New Year’s Eve

Times Square, you have a growing Idahoan rival. OK, the New Year’s Eve Idaho Potato Drop in Boise likely will never overtake New York City’s ball drop in terms of notoriety, but it is about to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The brainchild... more


December 27
Department of Labor realizing H-2A print requirements not effective

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A guest worker program by recruiting U.S. workers through print advertisements. Currently, a farme... more


December 27
USDA conducting two new studies on irrigation practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two special studies as part of the 2017 Census of Agriculture to collect more detailed information on aquaculture and irrigation practices in... more


December 27
How government shutdown could affect farmer programs, including potato industry

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding. “There may be a lapse in funding for the federal gover... more



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