Plans to Move USDA Research Divisions Move Forward


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is moving forward with plans to relocate two influential scientific agencies out of downtown Washington.

Wisconsin Potatoes Power Performance at Local Race

Articles, Event Calendar

The Wisconsin Spudmobile will represent the state's potato industry at the 2019 CrazyLegs Classic run/walk in Madison, Wis.

Jammie Wutzke: A World of Experience

Articles, New Products

After traveling the globe, this AgriEdge specialist is happy to be home.

Vestaron Hires Field Development Biologist

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Daniel Peck is the most recent team member to join Vestaron Corp as a field development biologist.

Growers Edge Adds Cosgrove to Team

Articles, New Products

Growers Edge Financial, Inc. announces the appointment of Dan Cosgrove as chief strategy officer. He will focus on accelerating the company’s growth by building out the financial business line and leading joint development activities.

Syngenta Agronomist Builds on Family Legacy


There are two themes that run through Christine May's family—agriculture and teaching. May is keenly aware of her family legacy, and she builds on it each day in her role as a Syngenta agronomy service representative.

McCain Portage la Prairie Facility Celebrates 40 Years


On April 15, McCain Foods celebrated the 40th anniversary of its facility in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and also officially opened its new potato receiving area at a special ceremony hosted on-site at the potato processing facility.

Videos Educate Growers on Soft Rot Management


Potato production systems are impacted annually by many recurrent and persistent seedborne and storage diseases. Dickeya and Pectobacterium are closely related bacteria species that cause seed piece decay, blackleg, aerial stem rot and wilt, and tuber sof

Agriculture Sees Decrease in Hiring


The U.S. ag industry saw an 11 percent decrease in hiring from the first quarter of 2018 to 2019.

Defining the Family Farm: Why It Matters


You’ve heard the statistic time and time again: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 90-some percent of all U.S. farms are family owned and operated. This is something we should be proud of, isn’t it?

Remove the Guesswork

Articles, Fertilizer

We can watch the crop grow all day long, and even though we can notice things from a macro view, without a good regimen of sampling we will probably not know what is really going on in the crop. Soil and tissue sampling gives us the scorecard we need to u

How Slow Start in Northwest Could Affect Fry Market


A winter of record snowfall left the ground frozen or flooded much later than normal in eastern Oregon and Washington. As a result, farmers are getting a late start on their crops.

Cover Crop Use Has Surged in Last Five Years


Cover crops were planted on 15.4 million acres in 2017, an increase of 50 percent over five years, the 2017 Census of Agriculture shows.

New Zebra Chip Variety Threatens

Articles, Insecticide

Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that can result in yield losses up to 100 percent.

Seed Potatoes an Industry All Their Own

Articles, Seed Potatoes

Potato growers in Maine are gearing up for another season. Maine Potato Board officials say seed stock is an industry all its own.

10 Takeaways from 2017 Census of Agriculture


The average age of all producers in 2017 was 57.5 years, which is 1.2 years older than 2012’s average. This reflects a long-term trend of aging in U.S. producers.