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May 07, 2015

Big Business Has Moral Obligation to Deliver GMO Truth

At last week’s annual meeting of Coca-Cola shareholders in Atlanta, the National Center for Public Policy Research urged the beverage giant to do more to promote the safety and benefit of GMOs.
May 06, 2015

Evaluation of GE Potato Open to Public

USDA moved another variety of genetically engineered potatoes developed by J.R. Simplot Company forward in its approval process, the agency announced May 1.
May 05, 2015
Event Calendar, Insecticide

Free Zebra Chip Webinar Set for May 7

The USDA Office of Pest Management Policy and the American Phytopathological Society are hosting a free zebra chip webinar May 7.
May 05, 2015

mRNA Mobility Provides Opportunities

Scientists have made a discovery that will change the way researchers view mRNA and could potentially aid the development of more efficient crop plants.
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.
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