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Cover crop management flexibility for 2020 added by USDA

The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, which add more flexibility to ... READ MORE »

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Agriculture research projects announced by USDA in transfer report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its annual Technology Transfer Report, which highlights innovations from scientists and resear... READ MORE »

USDA accepting comments on pale cyst nematode field deregulation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reopened the comment period on the protocols for deregul... READ MORE »

Jared Balcom to rep potato industry on agricultural advisory committee

Jared Balcom has been named the latest potato industry representative to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC). Balcom, of Pasco, Wash... READ MORE »

Potatoes left in storage numbers up, but so is disappearance

Overall, potatoes in storage in the 13 major potato-producing U.S. states were up 6% from a year ago as of June 1, 2019. Potatoes in storage account f... READ MORE »

Potato representatives among those named to trade advisory committee

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on June 11 announced the appointment of 140 private-sector... READ MORE »

Progress made on overturning USDA limits to potatoes for school breakfast program

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee included a provision in its FY20 bill that prohibits the U.S. Department of Agriculture from excludi... READ MORE »

USDA announces initial details of $16 billion trade relief package, no mention of potatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced May 23 details of a $16 billion package to assist farms that have been hurt by ongoing trade wars with va... READ MORE »

USDA offers funds for organic certification costs

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced May 6 that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receivin... READ MORE »

USDA releases Census of Agriculture results, total farms down 3.2 percent

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. It spans 6.4 million new points of information ... READ MORE »


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