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February 25, 2017
Jeffrey Mervis

Bill Aims to Ensure Scientists Not ‘Muzzled’

A new bill introduced in the Senate would protect federal scientists from attempts to interfere with scientific discourse and dissemination of research results.
February 25, 2017
New Products

Arysta Royal MH-30 Xtra

Royal MH-30 Xtra works to provide a higher grade of potato and better storage quality.
February 25, 2017
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

House Age Committee Passes Pesticide Bill

On Feb. 14, H.R. 1029, the “Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017,” was introduced. If passed, the law would reauthorize the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA).
February 24, 2017
Magdalena Mis, Reuters

Can We Measure Yields from Space?

Researchers have come up with a new method of estimating crop yields from small farms using high-resolution images from the latest generation of satellites.
February 24, 2017
Event Calendar

Growers Stand Up for Potatoes in D.C.

The National Potato Council hosted the 2017 Potato D.C. Fly-In Feb. 13-16.
February 24, 2017
New Products, Potato Equipment
Lang Bailey, Fairbanks Scales

Fairbanks Scales Help N.C. Shipper

New packing line equipment helps ensure accurate measurement to improve revenue
February 24, 2017
Fertilizer
Katharine Gammon

Slow-Release Nitrogen Could Increase Yields

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff.
February 23, 2017
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
Ludwig Burger

Bayer Pesticide Profits Stagnating

Bayer forecast a year without earnings growth for its agricultural products business on Wednesday, as it seeks to complete its $66 billion deal to take over Monsanto.
February 23, 2017
Jonathan Knutson

Potato Industry on the Offensive

Potatoes—which boosters describe as “America’s favorite vegetable”—are going on the offensive after years of fighting defensively.
February 23, 2017
Event Calendar
Mike McGinnis

USDA Hosts Largest Annual Meeting

No USDA secretary, but the agency will host its largest annual meeting—USDA Ag Outlook Forum—this week in Arlington, Va.
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