News

July 25
Women hold leadership roles in one-third of Idaho farms

According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, about one-third of Idaho farms are run by women. That could be more about how data is being collect by the U.S. Department of Agriculture than an actual uptick in women farmers, a USDA statistician told th... more


July 25
Late blight found in northwest Pennsylvania

Late blight was detected in Erie County, Pennsylvania, on July 17. Erie County is in northwestern Pennsylvania, with borders of Ohio to the west, New York to the east and Lake Erie to the north. Late blight is a devastating airborne disease of tom... more


July 24
H-2A labor audit survival webinar coming from National Council of Agricultural Employers

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will hold an educational webinar called “Tips for Surviving Wage & Hour Investigations or OFLC Desk Audits.” The webinar will be held 3 p.m. EST (noon PST) Tuesday, Aug. 20. It will f... more


July 23
Miller Research hosting potato pest management field day Aug. 15

Miller Research's annual potato pest management field day is Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Miller Research facility at 426 E. 200 N, Rupert, ID 83350. This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. The tour will go from 10 a.m. to noon a... more


July 23
Living bacteria may be solution to fight potato diseases, nematodes

Helping safeguard the Pacific Northwest’s valuable potato crop from emerging threats — tiny, parasitic worms and a fungus-like pathogen that spreads a devastating virus — two scientists at Washington State University are launching new research ... more


July 23
Lamb Weston reports 10% net sales increase for 2018-19 fiscal year

Lamb Weston Holdings reported a 10% net sales increase to $3.757 billion — including a fourth-quarter of $1.003 billion — for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The information was released July 23. The Eagle, Idaho-based potato-processing corporation a... more


July 22
Nitrogen boosts late-summer cover crops

In addition to adding organic matter, cover crops have the potential to provide a number of services that can benefit a following vegetable crop, including reducing erosion, suppressing weeds, scavenging and supplying nutrients and infl... more


July 22
Dan Moss explains ‘Make Potatoes Great Again’ hat from meeting with Trump

When Dan Moss received notification he would represent the potato industry in an agricultural event at the White House, he wanted to make an impression on President Donald Trump. Moss recalled seeing hats based on Trump’s famous red “Make Amer... more


July 22
New online tool to help farmers navigate loan opportunities

A new online tool can help farmers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s ... more


July 22
Potatoes USA receives additional $1.4 million in trade mitigation support

Potatoes USA (aka the National Potato Promotion Board) will receive an additional $1.4 million in trade support from the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Trade Promotion Program. These funds are on top of a previous $3.67 million provided in ... more



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