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USDA-NASS releases 2021 potato acreage estimate, acres up slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released updated acreage estimates June 30. According to NAS... READ MORE »

Potatoes in stock up ‘slightly’ from a year ago, according to USDA

Potato stocks in Idaho totaled 97.0 million cwt as of Dec. 1, 2020. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 39.5 million cwt, the USDA's National... READ MORE »

USDA to focus on Oregon, Washington growers for annual chemical use survey

Interviewers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will interview more than 160 Washington and O... READ MORE »

NASS to end county-level estimates for potatoes, other crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will no longer publish county-level estimates for potatoes, dry... READ MORE »

USDA-NASS estimates ND production down 28 percent

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is estimating only 64,000 out of 80,000 planted potato acres in North Dakota will be harvested. P... READ MORE »

West Virginia farmers wary of aggregation center’s future


Crop aggregation machine located in Huntington. Photo: Clark Davis/WV Public BroadcastingWest Virginia farmers are being cautious about the futu... READ MORE »

PVY workshops June 20-23

Potato virus detection training workshops will be held in four different sites from June 20-23. The workshops will cover field identification of PVY (... READ MORE »

Water sampling for FSMA compliance

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Produce Safety. One area that w... READ MORE »

Marrone Bio reports first sales of MAJESTENE bionematicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced its first sales of its latest product, MAJESTENE. The company also reports that MAJESTENE has been liste... READ MORE »

New USDA bee genebank will preserve genetic diversity

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is organizing a national bee genebank as part of the agency's response to ongoing problems facing the country'... READ MORE »


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