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May 04, 2015
Keith Ridler, The Associated Press

Idaho Growers Sue Feds, State Over PCN

A group of 10 eastern Idaho potato growers and a shipper have filed a lawsuit seeking to end a quarantine and field testing imposed by state and federal authorities after the discovery of a microscopic pest that led some countries to ban Idaho potatoes.
May 04, 2015
Kim Kaplan, Agricultural Research Service

Bacteria Help Bee Larvae Thrive

While researchers have been aware for a number of years of a community of bacteria in adult bees that may aid with some of these stresses, ARS researchers have identified the first bacteria that offer a benefit to bee larvae.
April 30, 2015
Cynthia David

Conventional Growers Make Organic Switch

Offering organic potatoes has become a winning move for some conventional grower-shippers.
April 29, 2015
Potato Storage

North Dakota Potato Stocks Up

Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 14 percent from a year ago.
April 28, 2015
Potato Harvesting
Doug Ohlemeier

Potandon Set to Start Arizona Harvest

Favorable growing conditions should help Potandon Produce LLC begin harvesting Arizona red potatoes earlier than usual this year.
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
April 23, 2015

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.
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