sustainability

McCain Foods sets aggressive sustainability goal, updates how it’s doing on others

Frozen potato product giant McCain Foods recently announced an aggressive new goal in its efforts to improve its sustainability practices, as well as ... READ MORE »

Hybrid fungicide Regev called ‘bridge’ to more biological use for growers

A hybrid fungicide approved in 2020 by the EPA for use in the United States had previously been used successfully in 14 countries. When Israel-base... READ MORE »

Frito-Lay, Ruffles parent company, PepsiCo, announces sustainable ag strategy

PepsiCo — Frito-Lay's parent company — has announced an aggressive Positive Agriculture strategy to combat climate change. It will focus on regene... READ MORE »

Virtual food waste innovation fair coming from USDA in May

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced April 28 that it will host the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair from noon to 4 p.m. ... READ MORE »

Potato council supports Growing Climate Solutions Act

On Earth Day (April 22), U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which is designed to ... READ MORE »

Wisconsin growers hope for say in Central Sands water management

In reaction to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) recently released Central Sands Lakes Study, Tamas Houlihan, executive director of... READ MORE »

Lamb Weston to use potato, corn starch in packaging

Driving toward a goal of using more sustainable materials in packaging, two Lamb Weston Alexia brand products will use corn and potato starch in their... READ MORE »

Soil health experts offer tips on fumigation best practices

Fumigation can be a necessary means to get soilborne pathogens under control in potato fields. Chemical fumigants reduce the bad in the soil, but als... READ MORE »

Tasteful Selections to build microgrid energy system in California

Bite-size potato producer Tasteful Selections has broken ground on a microgrid energy-producing system in Kern County, California. The 5.0 MegaWatt... READ MORE »

Rising temps and potato storage examined by Associated Press

Rising outdoor temperatures are a leading to more energy costs for agriculture producers to keep their crops healthy while in storage. That issue was ... READ MORE »


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