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DuPont Acquires Granular


DuPont has penned a definitive agreement to acquire Granular, Inc., a software and analytics tools provider that helps farms improve efficiency, profitability and sustainability.

McCain Embraces Analytics


McCain Foods' chief information officer discusses how MicroStrategy, an enterprise analytics and mobility company, has enabled McCain to completely transform its business.

Potato-bound Polyphenols: A Novel Method for Gut Health?


The ability of polyphenols to bind with different types of potato cells may provide a new means of delivering these healthy organic chemicals to the gut.

Insurance a Big Part of Irrigation Management

Articles, Irrigation

When choosing an insurance provider for center pivot and linear irrigation coverage, it’s important to pick a company that knows and understands the irrigation business.

Vive Enters Biopesticide Partnership with SDTC


Vive Crop Protection announces a new partnership with four biopesticide manufacturers to develop new and improved biopesticides, supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

Parkland Potato Varieties Open Day


Aug. 18 in Brooks, Alberta

Farm Bureau Presents Farm Bill Goals to Congress


Congress must counter a steep, four-year drop in commodity prices, Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney told the Senate Agriculture Committee last month.

Trimble Names New Ag Manager


Trimble recently announced the appointment of Abe Hughes as the worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division.

Dry Weather Has Maine Growers Hoping for Rain


With abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions affecting the Maine over the last month, the Maine Potato Board says the size of this year’s yield will likely be down.

G2 Innate Receives Canadian Clearance


Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have completed their food, feed and environmental safety assessments of the second generation of Simplot’s Innate potatoes.

Retailers See Sharp Hike in Mexican Fresh Potato Prices


Potato retailers are experiencing a sharp rise in the price of fresh potatoes in certain areas of Mexico.

What Makes Threatening Potato Diseases so Successful


Anaerobic bacteria pose unique challenges to potato growers.

Mexico Ag Dept. to Appeal Ruling against U.S. Potatoes


Mexico’s department of agriculture will likely challenge a court ruling in Mexico that orders it to continue to ban fresh U.S. potatoes from most of the country.

National Soil Health Measurements to Improve Industry


The Soil Health Institute has endorsed 19 soil health measurements after three years of collaboration.

Parkland Varieties to Host Open Day in Alberta

Event Calendar, Seed Potatoes

Parkland Potato Varieties will host its annual open day at the Crop Diversification Centre South in Brooks, Alberta, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.