October 31, 2013
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Second Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference Announced: Chicago event to engage retail/produce thought leaders

United Fresh announced today that its second annual Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference will be held in Chicago June 12-13, 2014, immediately following the United Fresh and FMI Retail Connect shows.
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October 30, 2013
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USPB Partners With Hungry Girl

To convey potatoes' nutritional power and counter the misperception that they are the enemy of those who want to lose or maintain weight, the U.S. Potato Board (USPB) is teaming with its most visible partner ever: Lisa Lillien, better known as Hungry Girl
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October 29, 2013
Event Calendar, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Irrigation, New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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November Issue Online Now!

Click here to read the cover story about Double M Ag & Irrigation and the entire issue.
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October 29, 2013
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NPC to Host Potato Food Safety Guidance Document Webinar

The National Potato Council will host a media briefing on the recent release of its Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Storage, and Packing of Potatoes on Friday, Nov. 8, in a 30-minute webinar from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. E
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October 29, 2013
AP
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23-Year-Old Woman Named Maine's Potato Grower of Year

MONTICELLO, Maine - The Maine Potato Board has selected a 23-year-old woman as its 2013 young farmer of the year.
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October 28, 2013
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Black Gold Adds Packing Facility

Black Gold Farms bills itself as the nation's largest supplier of chip potatoes, but the Grand Forks, N.D.-based company is expanding its volume of fresh potatoes.
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October 25, 2013
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Gourmet Trading Co., Potandon Promote Green Giant at Target

Green Giant Fresh suppliers Gourmet Trading Company and Potandon Produce LLC have partnered to promote Green Giant Fresh asparagus and Klondike Rose potatoes nationally at Target stores with an exclusive online coupon.
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October 24, 2013
Potato Harvesting
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Red River Valley Harvest Late

A delayed Red River Valley red potato crop was very late in revealing itself. But by Oct. 3, about 50 percent of the shipping district's crop had been harvested, according to Ted Kreis, the marketing director of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Associat
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October 24, 2013
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Potatoes Take Center Stage in Filipino Chef's New Book : USPB enlists help of international celebrities

People have their own way of doing and saying things. It doesn't mean one or the other is right; it's just that there are a variety of ways one can do something, variety being the operative word.
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October 23, 2013
IPC
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IPC Given 6th Consecutive Marketing Excellence Award

EAGLE, Idaho - Zooming in on the well-known "Grown in Idaho" logo for an eye-catching retail trade campaign, the Idaho Potato Commission took home top honors for the sixth straight year in the 2013 Produce Business Marketing Excellence Awards.
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October 22, 2013
Potato Harvesting
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Some Say Banning Fall Plowing Will Save Soil

A livestock producer in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island plans to petition the province to end a type of fall plowing he says leaves soil vulnerable to winter erosion.
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October 21, 2013
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Produce Industry Alliance Urges Committee Leaders to Pass Farm Bill in 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) sent a letter today to the Farm Bill Conference Committee leaders.
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October 16, 2013
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GFSI Audit Workshop 2013

October 29 - October 30, 2013 - Companies either working toward a GFSI certification under the SQF or BRC audit schemes, or organizations who already have an audit scheme implemented will benefit from participation in the workshop
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October 15, 2013
Will Flannigan, Farm and Dairy
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USDA Website Now Live, Sort Of

Soon after the government shutdown started, the USDA website became unavailable "due to the lapse in federal government funding."
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October 14, 2013
Mary Wilson, Newsworks
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Chipping Away at Pa. Potato Sales Restriction

If you had every kind of potato package allowed under Pennsylvania law, you could open a weight room. But you'd be missing 8-pound weights.
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October 13, 2013
John Seasley, USDA
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USDA Data Vacuum Spurs Agricultural Uncertainty

Without up-to-date federal crops and livestock data, agricultural commodities markets are threatened by increasing uncertainty, analysts say.
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October 11, 2013
Edited from Environmental Working Group
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Farm Bill Insurance Blasted as too Costly

A proposed supplemental crop insurance program included in the pending farm bills in both the House and Senate would have boosted windfall profits for
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October 10, 2013
The Fertilizer Institute
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4R Research Fund Issues Proposal Requests for Research

This week, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Research Fund announced the release of requests for proposals (RFP) to solicit literature reviews and syntheses
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October 08, 2013
Julia Bayly, Bangor Daily News
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Harvest in Full Swing in Northern Maine

FORT KENT, Maine - It's potato harvest time in northern Maine and thanks to one of the longest stretches of nice weather since midsummer, farmers from
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October 08, 2013
Rich Cholodofsky, Tribune-Review
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N.D. Growers Sue Railway Over Frozen Spuds

North Dakota potato growers are suing a Texas freight company in Westmoreland County, Pa., saying the railroad delivered spuds that were duds.
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October 07, 2013
Charles Abbott, Reuters
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Shutdown Sand in Gears for USDA Crop Report

WASHINGTON, Oct.4 - The U.S. government shutdown has thwarted the formulation of the monthly USDA crop production report, sidelining the Department of
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October 04, 2013
Howard Riell, produceretailer.com
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Field Reps to the Rescue

At a time when supermarkets are slashing budgets and trimming workforces, many produce directors are welcoming the contributions that field representa
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October 03, 2013
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Irrigation Association Wins 2013 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The Irrigation Association has been named the 2013 WaterSense Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, mak
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October 03, 2013
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Annual USDA Report of Foreign Investors of Ag Land

USDA's Farm Service Agency has released its annual publication regarding foreign investors' holdings of United States agricultural land. The publicati
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October 02, 2013
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URALCHEM Joins International Plant Nutrition Institute

Moscow, Russia - URALCHEM joined as a member company of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) at the IPNI Board of Directors meeting held
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October 01, 2013
David Sparks, Ph.D.
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Idaho on Track for "Right-Size" Crop

David Sparks of AgInfo.net asked IPC president Frank Muir how this year's harvest is shaping up in Idaho.
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October 01, 2013| Published in the October 2013 issue
New Products

Dynamic Systems SIMBA Scale

Dynamic Systems, Inc. has announced a scale interface for its SIMBA food and produce tracking system.
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October 01, 2013| Published in the October 2013 issue
New Products

John Deere JDParts Mobile Version

To fully leverage the technology of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, John Deere has launched a new mobile version of jdparts.deere.com.
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October 01, 2013| Published in the October 2013 issue
New Products

Magnation Big Blue, Rainbolt Pump And Well Systems

Magnation has expanded its existing product line with a variety of sizes and materials, including a Big Blue six-inch water system in anodized aluminum.
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October 01, 2013| Published in the October 2013 issue
New Products

Teejet Matrix Pro GS

The Matrix Pro GS guidance system offers growers TeeJet exclusive RealView guidance over video along with several new productivity-enhancing features.
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October 01, 2013| Published in the October 2013 issue
New Products

Volm VP-MD14 XL Weigher

Volm Companies is the industry's leading supplier of potato weighing and bagging equipment.
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