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April 27, 2015
Chris Bennett

Time for Growers to Break Silence on GMOs

Coupled with a conventional agriculture industry that was initially either too complacent or tone-deaf to counter the barrage of trumped-up assertions, the anti-biotech crowd took command of digital space and bulldogged social media platforms.
April 24, 2015

Regional Farm Mom Winners Named

When Monsanto opened its search for the 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, the company knew it would get a lot of fantastic nominations. This year, though, the judging was particularly difficult.
April 24, 2015
Andy Nelson

Allied Rebrands Foodservice Line

Allied Potato Inc. will introduce a new brand and packaging for its foodservice potatoes destined for fries at restaurants.
April 23, 2015
Irrigation, New Products

ETwater Introduces Solution to Excess Water Use

ETwater, one of the most powerful, intelligent and extendable irrigation services, is now available directly to the public for a low monthly subscription fee. You can sign up at etwater.com.
April 23, 2015
Irrigation

Propane Irrigation Engines Reduce Costs

Growers who irrigated with emissions-compliant, propane-powered irrigation engines reduced fuel costs by more than 40 percent in 2014.
April 22, 2015

Scholarships for Relatives of NPPGA Members

Each year the Northern Plains Potato Growers Research & Education Foundation offers scholarships to the sons, daughters or grandchildren of the Potato Associates and NPPGA members.
April 21, 2015
Jennifer Mitchell

Caribou Russet Debuts

The Caribou Russet is the latest variety to emerge from the University of Maine experimental potato lab.
April 17, 2015
Fungicide, Potato Harvesting

Preparing for Late Blight

The presence of late blight in eastern Idaho in 2014 highlights the importance of managing for the disease in 2015.
April 16, 2015
Carl Collen

Bayer in Sustainable Potato Venture

Bayer CropScience and Dutch potato specialist Farm Frites have announced the beginning of a food chain partnership initiative designed to implement sustainable agricultural practices in potato cultivation in the Netherlands and Belgium.
April 15, 2015
Scott Mitchell Johnson, Presque Isle Star-Herald

Expansion Nearly Done for Maine Processor

A $7.5 million expansion project at Pineland Farms Naturally Potatoes in Mars Hill, Maine, is nearing completion.
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