Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Continuance Referendum dates announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a referendum April 12-30, 2021, for Irish potato producers in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon,... READ MORE »

Mexican Supreme Court set to rule on U.S. fresh potato access cases

The National Potato Council (NPC) has learned that the cases regarding U.S. fresh potato access to Mexico have been placed on the Mexican Supreme Cour... READ MORE »

Vilsack identifies areas of focus for USDA

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry met Feb. 2 to hold a hearing on the nomination of Tom Vilsack to become the Secretary of... READ MORE »


USDA accepting comments for future pale cyst nematode regulation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating domestic regulations for pale cyst nemato... READ MORE »

Federal judge rules against H-2A wage rate freeze

On Dec. 23, a federal court in California enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to freeze, and effectively lower, several hundred thousan... READ MORE »

Climate policy, EPA picks for Biden administration named

President-elect Joe Biden continues to fill out his cabinet picks, including for numerous key positions that will affect agriculture and food trade. R... READ MORE »

What election results could mean for potato industry

We knew heading into 2020 that the presidential election would be one of the biggest stories of the year. It was, but the COVID-19 pandemic and all of... READ MORE »

Idaho grower-shipper cited for labor violations

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), an American Falls, Idaho, agricultural grower and potat... READ MORE »

USDA updates conservation practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has completed and published updates to its set of National Co... READ MORE »

Costa, Scott to seek chair position of House ag committee

Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA) and David Scott (D-GA) have announced they will seek to fill the soon-to-be-vacated chair position of the House Committee on Ag... READ MORE »

75 Applewood Dr. Ste. A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


Get one year of Spudman in both print and digital editions for FREE. Preview our digital edition »

Interested in reading the print edition of Spudman?

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs