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AGCO Launches PTx, A Precision Ag Portfolio To Accelerate Technology Transformation

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Duluth, Ga. -- AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announced the launch of PTx, a new brand representing its precision ag portfolio. PTx combines precision ag

AGCO, Trimble Close Joint Venture, Form PTx Trimble

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Duluth, Ga. and Westminster, Colo. - AGCO Corporation and Trimble announced the closing of their joint venture (JV) transaction. The JV, known as PTx Trimble, combines Trimble's precision agriculture business and AGCO's JCA Technologies to form a new comp

NPGA, Potato Bowl Scholarship Applications Now Available

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Each year, the Northland Potato Growers Association (NPGA) offers five college scholarships to the sons, daughters, grandsons, or granddaughters of NPGA grower members and Potato Associates.

What Will The Collapse Of Baltimore’s Key Bridge Mean For Agriculture?

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On March 26, a container ship rammed into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge resulting in the structure’s collapse and the tragic loss of six construction workers. Aside from the everlasting impacts to the families who lost loved ones, the destroyed bri

Japan Ban On U.S. Fresh Potatoes Featured In USTR Trade Barrier Report

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Last week, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai released the 2024 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. The report highlighted significant trade barriers hindering U.S. agricultural exports, including Japan’s ongoing ban on U

Protect Your Potato Yield From The Threat Of Fungicide Resistance

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Every potato grower understands the challenge of controlling fungal diseases. Although fungicide applications are the most effective strategy for disease management, the rise of fungicide resistance poses a significant risk to efficacy.

Risch, Crapo: Potatoes Are Vegetables

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Washingtion – Late last month, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and several colleagues wrote U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack and U.S. Department of He

Hercules Tires Launches AG-TRAC F-2: A Sturdy Tire Engineered For Peak Performance On Diverse Farm Terrains

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Huntersville, N.C. – Hercules Tire and Rubber Company (HTR), a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (ATD), has introduced the all-new AG-TRAC F-2, a robust tire designed for optimal performance on multiple farm surfaces.

AEM Manufacturing Express Set To Hit The Road This Summer

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Milwaukee, WI -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that it will hit the road this summer for an unprecedented initiative to tell the story of the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry and celebrate the 2.3 million men and women w

University Of Idaho Seed Potato Germplasm Program Welcomes New Director

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Moscow, Idaho — As the new director of University of Idaho’s Seed Potato Germplasm Program, Kayla Spawton oversees a modern, new facility and holds a position that is essential to one of the state’s largest and most celebrated industries.

Frito-Lay Awards Four Outstanding Students With First-Ever Community Builder Scholarship

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Plano, Texas -- Frito-Lay announced it awarded $25,000 to four scholarship recipients, each actively leading and uplifting their local communities and contributing to a brighter future. The Frito-Lay Community Builder Scholarship serves to help each stude

Biofuel, Ag Groups Call On EPA To Issue E15 Emergency Waiver

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The Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, and National Sorghum Producers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on Administrator

26th Annual Food Safety Summit To Offer A Dynamic Education Program, Robust Trade Show Floor And Networking Opportunities

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Rosemont, IL - Leadership, Recall Modernization, Traceability, Outbreak Investigations, and Culture are some of the pressing topics to be addressed at the 26th Annual Food Safety Summit, taking place May 6-9, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in

Cover Crop Use In Michigan, Reflecting On The 2022 Census Of Agriculture

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Every five years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Census of Agriculture provides a comprehensive glimpse into the state of agriculture in the United States. Practices like cover crop plantings are becoming more extensively discussed and

Potato Foodservice Volume Stable In 2022/2023, Dollar Sales Up $1.9M Due To Inflation

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The 2022/2023 Foodservice Volumetric Report, conducted annually by Technomic, Inc., on behalf of Potatoes USA revealed the following:

Mattracks Celebrating Three Decades Of Innovation

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Karlstad, MN – Mattracks, the inventor and manufacturer of the original rubber track conversion system, is celebrating a significant milestone, its 30th year in business. First designed, patented and released to the public in 1994 by Glen Brazier with the