August 21
US potato exports continue to grow

The value of total U.S. exports of potatoes and potato products increased by 2.37 percent for the July 2017 to June 2018 marketing year compared to the previous marketing year. Those figures are compiled by Trade Stats Northwest. The $1.8 billion ... more

August 20
Dewulf launches Field Loader 240 transfer combi

Dewulf has launched what it calls a unique transfer combi, the Field Loader 240. The machine is designed to be compact and stand-alone along with combining a high cleaning capacity with ease of use and product-friendliness. It includes features such ... more

August 20
Valley releases new hybrid configuration for X-Tec Motor

 Valley Irrigation recently released a new hybrid machine configuration for its exclusive X-Tec center drive motor. The X-Tec motor includes FastPass technology enabling it to operate at up to twice the speed of ordinary center drive motors, Valley ... more

August 17
Late blight confirmed in Michigan’s Monroe County

Potato late blight has been reported in Michigan’s Monroe County. Late blight was confirmed by Michigan State University Diagnostic Services, and the causal organism identified as Phytophthora infestans. The genotype is believed to be US-23. In... more

August 16
Retail potato sales value up for marketing year

Sales were up for the July 2017–June 2018 marketing year as compared to the previous 52 weeks. That’s according to numbers from research firm IRI. The increase in value was led by refrigerated up 7.9 percent, frozen up 2.9 percent, fresh potatoes... more

August 13
Court rules against EPA on chlorpyrifos

A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent action to maintain the tolerances for chlorpyrifos. The panel’s 2-1 decision requires EPA to move forward with its orig... more

August 13
Potatoes USA hires assistant marketing manager

Potatoes USA has welcomed Kendra Keenan as assistant marketing manager. Keenan brings a background in food marketing to her role, Potatoes USA said, including time at Sun World International, The Spice Way San Diego and at Fresh Origins Microgr... more

August 13
Jury awards cancer patient $289 M in Monsanto case

A San Francisco jury on Friday handed down a $289 million judgment to a former school groundskeeper who had sued Monsanto, national media reported. Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge issued a written statement after the judgment: “We ar... more

August 10
Great American Media Services Ag Group named finalist in Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Great American Media Services’ Agriculture Group has been named a finalist in five categories of the 2018 Folio Magazine Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial and design excellence. The... more

August 9
Researchers study effects of Calcium Chloride, Calcium Nitrate

In potato production, calcium nutrients can be applied in the form of calcium chloride or calcium nitrate. In this regard, application of calcium nutrients during growth of potato plants can be considered as an alternative method to improve plant gro... more

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