Oregon State University

USDA-NIFA grants $600K to OSU for organic potato storage initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Sept. 15 an investment of over $30 million f... READ MORE »

Rondon named director of OSU’s Integrated Pest Management Center

Silvia Rondon has been appointed director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center (OIPMC) effective July 1. Rondon is a renowned expert... READ MORE »

Potato plant researcher Phil Hamm gives final presentation, will retire in 2019

Phil Hamm has dedicated his professional life to studying plant disease and has been a great asset for potato growers in the process. Hamm’s journey... READ MORE »

Castle, Echo russet varieties reach growers for field trials

Two new potatoes could save growers in Oregon, Idaho and Washington millions of dollars by curtailing several serious diseases and improving processin... READ MORE »

Report: pesticide residues do not pose safety concern for food

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted data from the 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary, which confirms that overall... READ MORE »

USDA grants $3 million for robotics research

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $3 million in grants to advance the use of co-robots that benefit and assis... READ MORE »

Report: 43 percent of U.S. farms use computers for their business

Seventy percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to Internet, a 3 percent growth from 2013, according to the Computer Usage and Ownership" re... READ MORE »

NCPA launches new website

The North Carolina Potato Association (NCPA) has launched its redesigned website, NCPotatoes.org.The website provides information about North Carolina... READ MORE »

USDA announces additional 800,000 acres in CRP

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that an additional 800,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land may be enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Pr... READ MORE »

Idaho growers receive RMP award

Shawn Walters and his brother Jeff Walters, co-owners of Walters Farm and Produce, received the 2015 wattsmart Business Partner of the Year in Idaho a... READ MORE »


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