agriculture

2024 Labor Report highlights grower concerns

In a recent survey conducted by Spudman, potato growers throughout the U.S. provided valuable insights into cultivation practices, labor issues and so... READ MORE »

Freshly unearthed potatoes on a bed of rich soil

Fungicide receives registration in California

Crop protection company Albaugh has received registration from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for a fungicide that helps protect ag... READ MORE »

Europatat raises concerns about plant reproductive material report

The European Potato Trade Association (Europatat) is raising concerns about a draft report on plant reproductive material (PRM) set for a vote in the ... READ MORE »

EU campaign promotes sustainable potato cultivation and consumption

The EU has launched a three-year campaign promoting sustainable potato cultivation aimed at consumers aged 35 to 49. Potatoes Forever! urgers potat... READ MORE »

PEI potato wart mitigation efforts present a growing concern to US

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s recently announced risk management plans do not contain the urgency necessary to ensure that Prince Edward Isl... READ MORE »

NPC calls for urgency in public comments to CFIA potato wart plan

The National Potato Council has submitted public comments to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s risk management documents for mitigating the risk... READ MORE »

CFIA announces implementation plans to mitigate PEI risk

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced its process for implementing plans to mitigate the risk of Prince Edward Island potato wart spreading to... READ MORE »

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Montana State Potato Seed Report 2023

Montana’s 2023 seed potato harvest was completed mid-October with near-perfect harvest conditions. Most seed potato growing areas experienced wetter... READ MORE »

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California State Potato Seed Report 2023

The post-COVID 19 pandemic seed potato production landscape in California has been exciting. The state has four major commercial potato production reg... READ MORE »

Legislation aims to ease specialty crop export obstacles

Newly introduced legislation in the U.S. House and Senate aims to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The ... READ MORE »


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