March 15
United Fresh names director of government relations

United Fresh Produce Association has hired of John Hollay as senior director of government relations. Hollay joins the association staff and the government relations team at United Fresh after positions at National Milk Producers Federation and on Ca... more

March 15
Farm bill negotiations heat up

As the first quarter of 2018 moves along, House and Senate negotiators continue to push for a rewritten Farm Bill this year and the National Potato Council said discussions have ramped up between committee staff, member offices and the industry in t... more

March 13
Lindsay FieldNET now connects with John Deere Operations Center

Lindsay Corporation has partnered with John Deere to provide growers with more irrigation data. Its pivot telemetry tool, FieldNET will now connect with the John Deere Operations Center. “We understand the power that comes with the ability to le... more

March 12
New varieties to protect against Colorado potato beetle

Canadian researchers have developed new potato varieties resistant to the Colorado potato beetle. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), naturally-produced chemicals in potato leaves, may hold the key to a new way to control Colorado p... more

March 8
Compass Minerals open new research facility in Kansas

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition has expanded its research and development (R&D) capabilities with the opening of a new North American Innovation Center. The 14,000-square foot facility located in the Midwest Bioscience Research Park in Stilwell... more

March 8
Potato blight app available from North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University has made its NDAWN Potato Blight App available for growers at no cost. This app works in conjunction with the North Dakota Agriculture Weather Network (NDAWN) utilizing weather data to determine late blight and early bli... more

March 8
Idaho crop up nearly a quarter from last year, sets record

The 2017 Idaho potato crop has set a new record. According to the USDA, the preliminary estimated value for the crop is $1.2 billion, a 22.7 percent leap from the previous year. Harvested acreage was down 5 percent and yields were down 1.2 percent. ... more

March 7
UPI launches herbicide resistance management tool

UPI, has launched TRIPZIN ZC herbicide in the U.S. The new herbicide is a unique, patented pre-mix that combines two active ingredients, metribuzin and pendimethalin. The company said TRIPZIN ZC will provide pre-emergent control of a wide spectrum of... more

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

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