agriculture

PEI fall cover crop research yields promising results

For generations, Prince Edward Island (PEI) has been known for potatoes. Canada’s smallest province continues to grow the largest acreage of potatoe... READ MORE »

Late blight found in Simcoe County, Ontario

An ongoing USDA project indicates the presence of late blight in potatoes in Simcoe County, Ontario. Genotype testing of the affected area is in progr... READ MORE »

CFIA report: 1 case of potato wart detected in PEI

The latest update from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s ongoing investigation into potato wart in Prince Edward Island has detected one case am... READ MORE »

EFI farmworker videos win recognition

Equitable Food Initiative has recently received recognition for video presentations that highlight the plight of U.S. farmworkers. EFI, a farmworke... READ MORE »

Sustainability has always been front of mind for Heartland Farms

Sustainability was a good century away from even becoming a word, much less a marketing slogan or even an economic guiding principle, when the Pavelsk... READ MORE »

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Measuring sustainability to manage smarter potato production

The phrase “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” has become a popular part of the agricultural lexicon, often used to reinforce th... READ MORE »

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The Lighter Side

President Calvin Coolidge (1872- 1933), and his wife, Grace, enjoyed a great relationship. One day during Coolidge’s presidency (1923-1929), he and ... READ MORE »

Tuber infected with root-knot nematodes. Photo: Cynthia Gleason

The PAPAS project

About 20% of what a farmer spends to grow a crop of potatoes is for nematicide applications. In Idaho, the pale cyst nematode (Globodera pallid... READ MORE »

United Potato Growers of Canada elect new officers, directors

United Potato Growers of Canada has elected a new chair and named new officers and directors. At the organization’s annual general meeting in Mar... READ MORE »

USDA, SBA and FDIC host regional economic development workshops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Depository Insurance Corporatio... READ MORE »


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