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September 05, 2015
Seed Potatoes

Minnesota Seed Grower Expands Operations

A Minnesota-based seed potato company recently expanded its operations. Founded in 1945, Pieper Farms supplies seed potatoes to growers both domestically and internationally.
September 04, 2015
Potato Harvesting

N.W.T. Grower Digs Potatoes

After a three-year break, Doug Whiteman of Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, is getting ready to pull another harvest of Canada’s most northern potatoes out of the ground.
September 03, 2015

Survey Shows Consumer Attitudes on Ag

Earlier this week, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance shared insights from a recent consumer survey focused on farming, ranching and sustainability.
September 03, 2015
Fertilizer
Michael H. O’Donnell

Magnida Fertilizer Project Moves Forward

For a community hungry for higher-paying jobs, news of the proposed Magnida fertilizer plant project reaching a new milestone was well-received.
September 02, 2015

Farm Market iD Releases 2014 Farmland Database

Farm Market iD announced the release of its updated farm and land database, which now covers harvest year 2014.
September 02, 2015
Matt Swayne

Colored Potatoes May Aid Cancer Prevention

Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers.
September 02, 2015
Christopher Doering

USDA Expects Dip in Exports

U.S. exports will fall to $138.5 billion in fiscal year 2016 due largely to decreased shipments of soybeans and soymeal, the Agriculture Department said last week.
September 01, 2015
New Products

AgCommand API Open to Third-Party Developers

AGCO Corporation announced that its AgCommand application programming interface is now open to approved third-party developers and service providers of farming applications.
September 01, 2015

Traceability and the Consumer

Customers are more likely to purchase food products when grocers use food traceability systems to show where and how the food was produced and shipped, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
September 01, 2015
Fungicide, Potato Harvesting
Michael Tucker

Late Blight Found in Montana

Late blight was found in Churchill, Mont., potato fields last week, but experts and growers are optimistic the disease would not have long-term affects on the seed potato industry in the Gallatin Valley.
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