News

January 24
Michigan potato growers to gather for conference

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC) is inviting growers to dive into a variety of issues and practices that it said will help the Michigan potato industry to move forward to cultivate a better tomorrow. The 2018 Winter Potato Conference... more


January 18
Las Vegas to host Commercial UAV Expo in October

Following the acquisition of Drone World Expo, the fourth Annual Commercial UAV Expo, a trade show and conference for the commercial drone market, will bring together thought leaders, end-users and decision makers in the commercial drone industry. ... more


January 18
Tasteful Selections to launch nutrition campaign

Tasteful Selections, a specialty potato brand from RPE, has launched a yearlong Always Fresh campaign, revolving around healthy, nutritious recipes and kitchen tips for more confident meal preparation. Tasteful Selections will be continuing thei... more


January 16
Vanmark grows line of peeler/scrubber/washers

Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, has expanded its line of peeler/scrubber/washers with the introduction of the 1820 Series. The company said its new machines offer continuous multipurpose operation, ease of... more


January 16
2018 potato pest management meeting to be held in Rupert

Miller Research will hold its annual potato pest management seminar Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the Minidoka County Extension Office (drill hall) at the Minidoka County Fairgrounds (85 E. Baseline in Rupert). The cost to attend the meeting is $5 per perso... more


January 11
Registration now open for United Fresh 2018

Registration has opened for United Fresh 2018, which will be held June 25-27 in the South Hall of McCormick Place, Chicago. This year, a fifth event – the SmartFood Expo – expands the show floor opportunities co-located with United FreshTEC Expo,... more


January 10
Lamb Weston offers ‘solid’ assessment and outlook for 2018

Lamb Weston Holdings assessed its second quarter 2018 results and updated its outlook for fiscal 2018, painting a positive picture on both fronts. “Our second quarter and first half results were solid,” said Tom Werner, president and CEO. “O... more


January 10
Wisconsin board seeks nominations for three seats

Three slots on the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Board of Directors will be open beginning in February. Board members are limited to two consecutive three-year terms. In February, board members Ron Krueger of Eagle Ri... more


January 10
Registration for this year’s Ag World Golf Classic underway

The Ag World Golf Classic charity fundraiser, coming off a record-setting year, is gearing up for the 2018 event, set for June 13 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, Washington. In 2017, area producers, processors and industry-related busine... more


January 5
Main ingredient in bioinsecticide is beneficial fungus

BioCeres WP is an insect-pathogenic bioinsecticide that makes use of the Beauveria bassiana fungus. The OMRI-listed ANT-03 strain is approved for organic production and BioSafe said it is perfectly suited for IPM programs, in a tank mix with othe... more



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