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P.E.I. Produces One-Fourth of Canada’s Potatoes


Growers on Prince Edward Island planted slightly fewer potatoes in 2017, but it was still enough to comfortably make P.E.I. the country’s largest potato-growing province.

Potato Statistical Yearbook Now Available


The National Potato Council’s Statistical Yearbook for 2017 is now available for download or to be read online.

Farm Bureau Lists Farm Bill Goals


The American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors has outlined the organization’s key objectives for the 2018 farm bill.

Hitting the Bullseye on Crop Nutrient Requirements


Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have developed a method to match crop nitrogen requirements more precisely than ever . The method can reduce agricultural nitrogen emissions and optimize yield.

Drones Measure Nitrogen Application


Drone images show exactly where the growers should apply more or less nitrogen on their fields, allowing them to use products more efficiently.

InfoAg Conference


At Union Station in St. Louis

Idaho Crop Looking Promising


Despite a late start to planting eastern Idaho’s 2017 potato crop, Idaho growers say subsequent weather conditions have been good, with plants responding well.

Plenty of Trendy Potatoes, but Burbank a Foodservice Stalwart


Wada Farms Marketing Group offers an assortment of products for foodservice clients, but the basic Russet Burbank potato continues to be the mainstay.

Late Blight Found in Michigan


Late blight was found in Michigan potatoes July 7. Conditions remain conducive for late blight in irrigated potato crops.

Innate Acreage Low in Canada


This year’s Canadian acreage of J.R. Simplot’s genetically engineered Innate potato will be “very small” to nonexistent, according to a company spokesperson.

Online Climate Data Benefits Producers


Are you a grower who wants to keep better track of the climate conditions around you? There’s an app for that.

New Varieties to be Highlighted in Texas

Articles, Event Calendar

The annual Potato Field Day in the High Plains featuring the Texas A&M University AgriLife Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program will be held July 13.

Launch of Organic Single-wrapped Microwaveable Potato

Articles, New Products

Fresh Solutions Network is set to launch its new Side Delights Farmer’s Table Organic Russet single-wrapped, microwaveable potato.

Abi-Ghanem Elected to AIARD Executive Board


Rita Abi-Ghanem, senior director of research and development at Bio Huma Netics, Inc., has been elected to a four-year term to serve as an executive board director of the Association for International Agriculture & Rural Development.

American Farmland Trust Names PNW Director


American Farmland Trust (AFT) announces that Lisa Bertelson will be its new Pacific Northwest regional director.