Detection of pale cyst nematode leads to 97 Idaho acres being listed as ‘infested’

A 97-acre field in Bingham County, Idaho, has been added to the APHIS-monitored pale cyst nematode-infested list. A pale cyst nematode (PCN) was de... READ MORE »

USDA creates pests and diseases website for more accessible information

Each year, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) must respond to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources... READ MORE »

Pale cyst nematode: APHIS wants to allow public comment on field deregulation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to allow public review and comment on the proto... READ MORE »

Minituber pathogen testing pilot begins

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) started a pilot program to evaluate approval of private laboratories to conduct pathogen tes... READ MORE »

BRANDT gains majority interest in BAICOR

BRANDT has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR, based in Logan, Utah. BAICOR manufactures and distributes specialty fertilizers, focusing on liquid... READ MORE »

AMS presents GroupGAP webinar

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) specialty crops inspection division will present a webinar on GroupGAP, a new certification option for the... READ MORE »

Potato grower transforms land into haven for pollinators

The biggest potato grower in the U.S. has planted the largest Operation Pollinator establishment in the country.R.D. Offutt Company, founded in 1964, ... READ MORE »

WSPC elects new executive commission and chairman

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) elected a new executive commission and chairman for the year beginning July 1, 2015.Mike Dodds is the ne... READ MORE »

Produce Safety Alliance to offer Train-the-Trainer Courses

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) has scheduled its first two Train-the-Trainer Courses for June 2015.The PSA Train-the-Trainer Courses are for those ... READ MORE »

Idaho growers file federal lawsuit

A group of Idaho potato growers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging certain agency actions" governing pale cyst nematodes (PCN) by the USDA's Ani... READ MORE »

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