FDA seeking comments on raw manure as fertilizer

The FDA wants input from stakeholders as it develops the framework for a risk assessment on the use of raw manure and other biological soil amendments... READ MORE »

Retailers, suppliers to convene at PMA Fresh Connections

Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Connections: Retail will connect retailers and suppliers through retail-based education sessions, networki... READ MORE »

Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls rule now final

FDA said the final rule has elements of both the original and supplemental proposals, in addition to new requirements that are the outgrowth of public... READ MORE »

Alternatives to chlorothalonil for potato late blight control

Conditions for late blight development throughout Michigan are conducive for the appearance of late blight. No late blight has been found in Michigan ... READ MORE »

NRCS to invest $21 million in drought relief efforts

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest approximately $21 million in additional... READ MORE »

Big Idaho potato truck to keep rolling

The message that they grow them big in Idaho" will keep on rolling for another two years. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has decided that the great... READ MORE »

Breshears joins USPB staff

Kim Breshears is the new marketing programs director for the U.S. Potato Board. Breshears will oversee development and implementation of USPB programs... READ MORE »

NPC awards da Silva 2014-15 scholarship

Washington Luis da Silva, a plant pathology Ph.D. student at Cornell University, is the recipient of the National Potato Council (NPC) 2014-15 academi... READ MORE »

Late blight continues to spread across eastern Idaho

Late blight continues to move across eastern Idaho potato fields. The first confirmation of late blight was in Bingham County on August 12. Since then... READ MORE »

McCain to close PEI processing plant

McCain Foods (Canada) announced that it will close its french fry facility in Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island (PEI) on October 31, 2014.A shift ... READ MORE »

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