October 31
Exports of US potato products valued at $1.8 billion

The National Potato Council (NPC) details exports of U.S. potato products in a new National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. NPC coordinates its trade policy objectives with the American Potato Trade Alliance (APTA), which is a tra... more

October 30
Pigweed prone to herbicide resistance confirmed in North Dakota

Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in four more North Dakota counties, reports North Dakota State University (NDSU). The very aggressive, hard-to-control weed first was found in a row-crop field in McIntosh County this summer. The other four counties... more

October 29
H-2A guestworker program triples in last decade

The Department of Labor has released its latest statistics for the H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program. They confirm that in the last ten years, the program has tripled in usage. "This program was designed to handle only a small portion of U.S. ... more

October 27
H-2A revisions outlined by DOL in 60-day notice

The Department of Labor plans to revise application forms, instructions, and other information collected under the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program. A 60-day notice announcing the revision was posted in the Federal Register. The Federal R... more

October 26
NPC identifies potato export challenges

The National Potato Council (NPC) filed public comments that identified trade impediments impacting the potato industry in export markets around the world. The comments come in response to a request from the Office of the Trade Representative. In ... more

October 24
‘More functional packaging’ on way for Little Potato Company products

The Little Potato Company is going for a new fresh look, more functional packaging and two new flavors for its Microwave Ready and Oven|Grill Ready products: Tomato Basil and Roasted Red Pepper & Onion. The new packaging includes a freshness w... more

October 24
Additional 87 acres added to PCN-infested area in Idaho

Effective Oct. 10, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added an 87-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingham County, Idaho. APHIS took this action based on the confirmations of PCN cysts in soil samples fr... more

October 24
AGTools launches online tool that provides real-time data to growers

AGTools Inc. has created a new online tool enabling the agriculture industry to improve decision making, reduce waste and increase revenue. The tool is the first of its kind in the agriculture industry designed to help farmers by providing hard data ... more

October 23
Snow may have saved Red River Valley crop

The Red River Valley received 6 to 17 inches of snow on Oct. 10 followed by temperatures that dipped to as low as 9 degrees in Grand Forks the following morning. Both snowfall and temperature records were shattered. For the next week, temperatures di... more

October 22
Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting set for Nov. 14

The 2018 Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting, which features some of the most influential people in the industry, is right around the corner. The event is set for the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center in Fort Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1... more

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