New Product: High-Horsepower Belle Motors from Single Phase Power Solutions

Irrigation, New Products

Available from 30 to 100 horsepower, these single-phase pump solutions are easily installed by simply connecting to available single-phase utility power; they do not require a phase converter or variable frequency drive.

Potato Shortage Could Be Positive for Wisconsin Growers


Despite a tough growing season, Wisconsin farmers were able to avoid an early killing frost and were able to meet their production quotas.

Japan’s Upper House Approves U.S.-Japan Agreement on Ag Trade


NPC applauds clearance of final hurdle expanding U.S. potato industry’s access to top export market

U.S. Could Face Fry Shortage


From an extended rainy period in the Red River Valley of North Dakota, to an early frost in Idaho, weather negatively affected the country's potato harvest.

Vestaron Names Hammons as Southeast Sales Manager


Eric Hammons joins Vestaron as Southeast manager to manage sales efforts and distribution relationships throughout Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

Resilient Farms Conference


Dec. 12 in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Specialty Fertilizer Producer Van Iperen Expands in U.S.

Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

One of the world’s leading specialty fertilizer producers, Dutch company Van Iperen International, which works exclusively with Milliken’s Liquitint Agro colorants in its NPK high-quality fertilizer formulations, is now fully operational with its subsidia

2019 a Banner Year for Maine Potatoes


This could be the year that East Coast retailers have a new appreciation for Maine potatoes.

Michigan State Introduces Blackberry Potato Variety

Articles, New Products, Seed Potatoes

Purple potato chips will be on shelves at grocery stores in the Great Lakes region, thanks to a collaboration between Michigan State University researchers and Great Lakes Potato Chip Co.

Green Thumb Farms Launches Program to Develop, Introduce Varieties


Called “Farmer’s First,” the program is designed to help retailers introduce new products and give consumers products that meet their needs, according to a news release.

Economics at the Farm Level vs. National Level


Why do we keep experiencing long periods of low crops prices when we have known about this problem for more than a hundred years?

Farmers Receiving Smaller Portion of Consumer Dollars


National Farmers Union estimates average producer receives about 12 cents of every Thanksgiving food dollar

Between the Rows: Dear Santa...


What’s on your Christmas list?

Double Time

New Products, Potato Equipment

Spudnik’s 12-row planter speeds up planting in a big way

Top 4 Questions for Selecting an Irrigation Flow Meter

Articles, Irrigation, New Products

A properly selected and installed flow meter accurately measures the amount of water volume applied. An accurate flow meter is an essential tool to practicing good irrigation scheduling.