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International Potato Technology Expo Opens 2024 Edition This Week

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Charlottetown, PEI – North America’s leading potato event is making its biennial return to Charlottetown’s Eastlink Centre, this week. Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, The International Potato Technology Expo will welcome thousands of industry pro

Precision Agriculture: Benefits And Challenges For Technology Adoption And Use

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Precision agriculture uses technologies such as GPS or automation to make farms more efficient. For example, farmers can use auto-steering equipment to precisely plant a field, and activity monitors can help dairy farmers collect data about their cows' he

New Report: Potatoes Grown In The Mitten State Contribute $2.5 Billion To Michigan’s Economy

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East Lansing, Mich. — Michigan-grown spuds deliver a pile of economic activity, generating more than $2.5 billion to the state’s GDP and supporting around 21,700 Michigan jobs, according to a report released today by the Michigan Potato Industry Commissio

Combined United States And Canadian Potato Production Up 8 Percent From 2022

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This publication is the result of a joint effort by Servicio de Información Agroalimentaria y Pesquera (SIAP), Statistics Canada, and USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to publish potato production for three countries in one report.

Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Will Fail The Farm

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Federal policymakers are pursuing expensive climate-control and emissions policies that have largely failed in Europe—and the American farm and household will be required to pay for them.

Ag Census Shows Idaho Lost 2,119 Farms

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Pocatello – Idaho lost 2,119 farms, or 8.5 percent of its total farms, between 2017 and 2022, according to the 2022 Census of Agriculture.

Potato Sustainability Alliance 2023 Grower Community Benchmarks

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In the PSA Program, 420 growers across North America, representing 589,120 potato acres, completed our on-farm self assessment for the 2023 crop year. Our program uses the Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture Standard and Cropwise Sustainability app as the

Commissioner Sid Miller Gets Rid Of Pesticides The TDA Way

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Austin - The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service joined forces on Wednesday, Jan. 31, to host a pesticide waste collection and container recycling event in Robstown, Texas where Commissioner Sid Miller welcom

TFI: Tightening Of Air Standards Will Hamper Fertilizer Production, Economic Growth

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Arlington, VA – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) expressed alarm with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) lowering of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter. According to TFI, this change will lead to permitti

Deere Reports First Quarter Net Income Of $1.751 Billion

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Moline, Illinois — Deere & Company reported net income of $1.751 billion for the first quarter ended Jan. 28, 2024, or $6.23 per share, compared with net income of $1.959 billion, or $6.55 per share, for the quarter ended January 29, 2023.

USDA Releases Updated Equity Action Plan

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Washington – Today, as we near the first anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support to Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of

Regenertive Organic Agriculture Mixture Improves Soil Health, Water Retention And Reduces Fertilizer, Pesticide Use

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NaturaSolve the all-natural solution for sustainable soil health and regenerative agriculture has announced the new versions of its non GMO products for soil health and water remediation.

Census Of Agriculture Reveals Rich Data

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This week a window opens on agriculture that is revealed just once every five years.

Revolutionizing Farming: Cutting-Edge Imaging Technology Unveils The Future Of Precision Agriculture

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The global market for imaging technology for precision agriculture held a market value of US$ 955.4 million for the base year 2022. The market size is estimated to increase to the market value of US$ 1,042.3 million in 2023 and is estimated to reach US$ 2

Farm Bureau Sues California Over Climate Disclosure Laws

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with the American Farm Bureau Federation, California Chamber of Commerce, Central Valley Business Federation, Los Angeles County Business Federation, and Western Growers Association, filed a lawsuit against the state of

Rep. Newhouse To Biden Admin: ‘You’ve Crossed The Line’

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Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), Russ Fulcher (ID-05), and Cliff Bentz (OR-02) in introducing the Defending Against Manipulative Negotiators Act(DAMN ACT) to prohibit the use of federal funds