Report Highlights Farmers’ Perception of Sustainability


Research demonstrates need for new level of supply chain collaboration, sharing in both risk and reward of pursuing conservation practices

New Product: Reinke Maintenance-Free Pivot Bearing

Irrigation, New Products

No maintenance, greater longevity, lower operating costs

New Product: Can-Am Defender PRO

New Products

While some people love their days in the mud, others are out working land and getting the job done, needing a reliable and tough vehicle that delivers day in and day out. That’s where the Can-Am Defender PRO vehicle lineup rises above the competition.

Ag Dept. Introduces AskUSDA


In an effort to transform how the public interacts with the Department, the AskUSDA program has been established as the “one front door” for customers to access information and help from USDA.

Wisconsin: Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project Exceeds Expectations


The Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project is a multi-party collaboration convened by the Village of Plover and the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association to improve the health of the Little Plover River and the quality of life of the

IA Names New Product Contest Winners

Irrigation, New Products

The winner of the agriculture irrigation category is the All-Flo Pressure Regulator by Nelson Irrigation. The winner of the agriculture specialty category is Sweet Spot Drip Tape by Toro.

U.S. DOT Clarifies Ag Commodity Definition


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is has published a final rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions in hours-of-service regulations.

NPC Launches New Website


The National Potato Council has released a new website at to better support its mission of “Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill.”

What’s Happening on America’s Lands, Soils, and Waters?


You may be curious about what’s happening on the lands across the United States over time. If we didn’t have the data collection of the National Resources Inventory, we could only guess.

Texas A&M Researchers Make Breakthrough in Fighting Plant Diseases


New technology utilizes pathogen-infected host tissues to produce so-called hairy roots that can serve as biological vessels for the propagation of these pathogens in the laboratory.

Food & Agriculture Climate Alliance Releases Climate Policy Recommendations


Agriculture and environmental groups find ways that farmers, ranchers, forest owners and the food sector can deliver and benefit from climate solutions.

USDA Opens Registration for the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Articles, Event Calendar

The 2021 Forum will be virtual, and registration is free.

Specialty Offerings Expand Reach of Potatoes, Onions


Specialty varieties play a central role in marketing potatoes and onions, marketers say.

What Will Future U.S. Ag Policy Look Like?


While out on the campaign trail, presumptive president-elect Joe Biden shared very few details about his vision for agriculture, but Washington insiders speculate he may look at retightening regulations and rescinding tax cuts.

Organic Potato, Onion Sales Continue Upward Trend


Organic onion and potato sales continue to trend upward, even during the COVID-19 pandemic—and, perhaps because of the pandemic, marketers say.

U.S. Potato Imports Surge from July to September


U.S. potato imports for the first quarter of the July 2020 to June 2021 marketing year were up 19 percent in total.