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New Product: American-Newlong Packing Solutions

Articles, New Products

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

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.

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

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.

P.E.I. Produces One-Fourth of Canada’s Potatoes


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.

Potato Statistical Yearbook Now Available


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Late Blight Found in Michigan


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

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.

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.