July 31, 2017
Articles
Dan Nosowitz

Deere Is 5th-Largest Agricultural Bank in U.S.

Deere began its loan program during a downturn in the tractor business, emphasizing a system of leasing its equipment rather than selling.
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July 31, 2017
Articles
Candace Krebs

Colorado Farm Tour Highlights Biological Diversity

In the heart of Colorado’s potato country, one farm has such a worldwide reputation for soil health innovation that a recent field day attracted guests from Canada, France and Sweden.
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July 31, 2017
New Products

New Product: McFarlane Cobra Vertical Tillage Tool

Cobra models feature their own unique set of disk blades and combine a highly aggressive cutting ability coupled with outstanding durability in a true vertical tillage tool.
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July 31, 2017
Articles, New Products

Bagging & Packaging Buyers’ Guide

After all the work is done out in the fields, the work is still not done. Now you’ve got to get that product out to consumers. In this buyers’ guide, you’ll find all the help you need for doing just that.
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July 31, 2017
Articles

Don’t Milk It Dry: Milk glut endangers family dairies; could it happen to potatoes?

Milk glut endangers family dairies; could it happen to potatoes?
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July 31, 2017
Articles
Matt Stillwell, Digital Marketing Manager, Compac

Brand Boom : How to create value through fresh produce brands

How to create value through fresh produce brands
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July 31, 2017
Articles
John Keeling, Executive VP and CEO, National Potato Council

Opportunity for Tax Reform : U.S. tax code must be updated to help agriculture and other Americans

U.S. tax code must be updated to help agriculture and other Americans
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July 30, 2017
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Real-Life Comedy: Portraying farm life to the public

Portraying farm life to the public
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July 29, 2017
Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Teton Russet

This month’s Smorgasbord takes a look at Teton Russet, a dual-purpose, early russet with good yield and high protein and vitamin C.
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July 28, 2017
Articles

Little Potato Company Impacts Local Economy

The Little Potato Company opened the doors to its newly built $20 million dollar facility in DeForest, Wis., Thursday.
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July 28, 2017
Articles
Nora Olsen & Mike Thornton

On-farm Bruise Assessment: Data is powerful in minimizing bruise

Data is powerful in minimizing bruise.
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July 28, 2017
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Cache Crop: Grower Chris Karren of Lewiston, Utah

Grower Chris Karren of Lewiston, Utah
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July 28, 2017
Top Five

Top 5: Extending the Life of Post-harvest Equipment

Post-harvest equipment plays an enormous role in the industry, and taking time to look after your equipment will extend the life of your biggest investments.
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July 27, 2017
Event Calendar

Premier Crop Systems Announces Syngenta Ventures Capital Investment

Premier Crop Systems has received a capital investment from Syngenta Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm, which will aid in the delivery of innovation to Premier customers.
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July 27, 2017
Articles

Breakfast Potato Dishes a Hit at School Nutrition Event

Potatoes USA highlighted the versatility and deliciousness of using potato dishes on school menus at the School Nutrition Association conference.
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July 27, 2017
Articles

AGCO to Acquire Precision Planting

AGCO and The Climate Corporation announced that a definitive agreement had been signed for AGCO to acquire the Precision Planting equipment business.
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July 26, 2017
Articles

Biostimulants Enhance Production, Sustainability Goals

Biological crop inputs are increasingly being recognized for their ability to enhance yields and quality while providing improved soil health and nutrient utilization.
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July 26, 2017
New Products

Products: Agrinos Biostimulant Platform

Agrinos’ biostimulant platform, which includes the B Sure and Agrinos 5-0-0 product lines, delivers complex nutrient solutions that support healthy plant function across a variety of crops and growing conditions.
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July 26, 2017
Articles
Barbara Soderlin

Lamb Weston Strong a Year after ConAgra Spinoff

The Lamb Weston frozen potato business closed out its first fiscal year as an independent business saying it exceeded its financial goals.
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July 26, 2017
Event Calendar

BPIA to Hold Sustainability Symposium: Oct. 11 in Orlando, Fla.

Oct. 11 in Orlando, Fla.
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July 25, 2017
Articles

Start Small with Cover Crops

When it comes to growing cover crops, some common advice from the more than 100 farmers enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership is “start small.”
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July 25, 2017
New Products

New Product: AFC Cable MC Luminary MultiZone Cables : Ideal for use in daylight harvesting applications

Ideal for use in daylight harvesting applications
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July 25, 2017
Articles

Cavendish Improves Its P.E.I. Storage

Canadian potato processor Cavendish Farms is investing in major potato storage upgrades at its french fry plant in New Annan, Prince Edward Island.
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July 25, 2017
Articles
Todd Neeley

Ag Groups Back Nomination of Clovis to USDA Undersecretary

A number of agriculture interest groups have called for Sam Clovis's swift nomination to the post of USDA undersecretary of research, education and economics.
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July 25, 2017
Articles, New Products

New Product: American-Newlong Packing Solutions

American-Newlong, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of automated, open-mouth bag packaging and closing systems and equipment.
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July 24, 2017
Articles

Plant Sciences, Inc. Executive Joins UnitedAg Board of Directors

UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing organizations in California and Arizona, has named Daniel Nelson of Plant Sciences, Inc. to the association’s board of directors.
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July 24, 2017
Articles

Athlete, Nutritionist Discuss How Potatoes Power Performance

Simplot put Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Kristin Armstrong and sports nutritionist Stacy Sims in a kitchen to talk about potatoes as fuel for athletes and active families.
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July 24, 2017
Articles
Kevin Yarr

Fading Rain Prospects Worry Eastern Canada Growers

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July 24, 2017
Articles
Philip Gruber

Growers Reach for Soil Health

Disturbing the soil is a no-no when building soil health, but it’s basically impossible to grow potatoes without moving dirt. Growers may need to take a step backward when they grow a high-disturbance crop, but they can take two steps forward in the other
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July 24, 2017
Articles

P.E.I. Produces One-Fourth of Canada’s Potatoes: Province’s potato production peaked in 1999

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.
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July 22, 2017
Articles

Potato Statistical Yearbook Now Available

The National Potato Council’s Statistical Yearbook for 2017 is now available for download or to be read online.
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July 21, 2017
Articles

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.
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July 21, 2017
Articles

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.
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July 21, 2017
Articles

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.
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July 20, 2017
Articles
Bill Schaefer

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.
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July 20, 2017
Articles
Jim Offner

Numbers Say Sustainability Sells

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July 20, 2017
Articles
Rand Green

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.
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July 20, 2017
Articles
Noah Rosenzweig and Chris Long, Michigan State University; and Sandesh Dangi and Phill Wharton, Univ

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

Late blight was found in Michigan potatoes July 7. Conditions remain conducive for late blight in irrigated potato crops.
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July 12, 2017
Articles
Julienne Isaacs

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.
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July 12, 2017
Articles

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.
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July 11, 2017
Articles, New Products

Launch of Organic Single-wrapped Microwaveable Potato

Fresh Solutions Network is set to launch its new Side Delights Farmer’s Table Organic Russet single-wrapped, microwaveable potato.
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July 11, 2017
Articles, Event Calendar
Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M University

New Varieties to be Highlighted in Texas

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.
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July 11, 2017
Articles

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.
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July 11, 2017
Articles

American Farmland Trust Names PNW Director

American Farmland Trust (AFT) announces that Lisa Bertelson will be its new Pacific Northwest regional director.
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July 11, 2017
Articles

Syngenta joins PMA Food Safety Campaign

Syngenta is reinforcing its commitment to food safety through the Produce Marketing Association's Gold Circle Campaign for Food Safety.
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July 11, 2017
Articles

HELM Agro US Opens New Sales Territory

HELM Agro US, Inc. announces the hiring of John Bruce as sales manager for the company’s newly created Eastern Corn Belt and Northeast sales territory.
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July 10, 2017
Articles
Ashley Moser

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Potato Species

Could this be North America’s oldest potato? Researchers at the University of Utah say yes.
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July 10, 2017
Articles
Lukie Pieterse

Case Study: Higher Quality Reduces Waste

As part of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association worked with EarthFresh Foods and growers to identify ways to reduce waste by increasing the quality and value of table potatoes.
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July 10, 2017
Articles
Chris Crawford

Northwest Crop Slightly Late

Washington and Oregon potato growers have been slowed slightly by a wet winter and spring. But so far, the crops appear to be worth the wait.
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July 10, 2017
Articles
Lukie Pieterse

Report: Slight Reduction in U.S. Potato Acreage

Potato acreage in the U.S. is down, according to the NASS fall acreage report.
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July 07, 2017
Articles
Katie Zarrilli

Inside the Maine Potato Disease Testing Lab

The Maine Potato Disease Testing Lab in Presque Isle is where the state’s seed certification testing for viruses and bacterial pathogens is conducted.
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July 07, 2017
Articles

PVX Nanoparticles May Fight Cancer: New research suggests co-administration with chemotherapy drugs most effective strategy

New research suggests co-administration with chemotherapy drugs most effective strategy
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July 05, 2017
Articles

Colorado Potato Beetle Cannibalism May Protect Crops

What might slow beetles' devastation of potato crops? Perhaps cannibalism, say researchers at the University of Maine.
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July 05, 2017
Articles

Low-Carb Potato Catching on in New Zealand

A New Zealand low-carbohydrate potato has been on the market for just a few weeks, but it is already proving to be a major success.
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July 01, 2017
Articles

Future Farm Looks at Potatoes, Wheat of Tomorrow

The Future Farm Project in eastern Oregon digs deeply into technology to experiment and forecast what tomorrow will look like for growers.
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