Sustainable agricultural practices promoted in new USDA program

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced Sept. 12 that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) h... READ MORE »

USDA’s final 2018 potato crop total 4.2 million cwt below estimate

Final USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) totals state the 2018 U.S. potato crop at 450.02 million cwt, down about 901,000 cwt from th... READ MORE »

USDA offering disaster relief assistance, including for Dorian

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Sept. 9 that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hur... READ MORE »

USDA seeking nominees for National Potato Promotion Board

The USDA is seeking nominees to fill 73 producer and importer member seats on the National Potato Promotion Board. The nominating process will conclud... READ MORE »

Acreage report discrepancy aside, Idaho growers expecting good year

Idaho potato growers are expecting a good year, albeit probably a smaller crop. In a report by John O’Connell for the Idaho State Journal, plante... READ MORE »

USDA to buy $22 million of surplus potatoes under trade relief plan

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural produc... READ MORE »

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 »

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