Valmont, Prospera Partner to Create Autonomous Solution

Irrigation, New Products

The collaboration sets the course to provide growers with autonomous crop management solutions to generate greater returns, while requiring fewer production inputs and resources.

Farming's Toll on Producers' Mental Health


Food producers face specific challenges that can lead to anxiety, farmer says

Influencing Potato Dry Matter Content

Articles, Fertilizer

Dry matter content is important for both fresh markets and processing. Tubers with dry matter above 18 to 20 percent tend to be more susceptible to bruising and tubers disintegrate more readily when cooked.

New Product: DripByDrip

Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Irrigation, New Products

Bayer, Netafim and BGN Technologies join forces in a research project that combines soil research, digital prediction tools and state-of-the art drip technology by Netafim to develop best practices for using drip irrigation as a delivery system for Bayer'

PERC Announces 2019 Propane Farm Incentive Program

Articles, Irrigation

Producers can save up to $5,000 toward the purchase of new propane-powered equipment with help from the limited-time program.

Senninger to Offer Maxijet Micro-Sprays

Irrigation, New Products

Senninger is expanding its micro-irrigation product line by promoting Maxijet micro-sprays and components, designed for easier and more efficient micro-irrigation.

Report Shows Potatoes Still a Favorite


Ever a consumer favorite, potatoes topped the list as the most popular vegetable in the Fresh Trends 2018 survey. It was also the No. 3 item overall that consumers said they purchased.

New Product: Kubota M7 Gen 2 Tractors

New Products, Potato Equipment

Kubota’s biggest tractor just got better, now featuring new semi-power shift transmission

New Product: Lindsay FieldNET Pivot Watch

Irrigation, New Products

The industry’s most universal remote irrigation monitoring solution is low-cost, offers do-it-yourself installation and works on any pivot brand.

'Locally Grown' Doesn't Always Mean 'Sustainable'


When perusing your neighborhood farmer’s market for the best head of kale, you should be cognizant of the fact that there’s something these vendors aren’t telling you: the ‘eat local’ movement may be broken.

Legislators Promote Potatoes in U.S.-China Trade Talks


Maine congressional delegation have joined a bipartisan group, asking that the U.S. potato industry be considered in trade negotiations with China.

AGCO Earns Seven AE50 Awards

New Products, Potato Equipment

As an organization, AGCO receives more AE50 Awards than any other OEM

Water Value

Articles, Irrigation

Determining irrigation’s dollar value to agriculture

Rethinking Economic Policy


The “why” of business decisions is as important as the “what.”

The Smorgasbord: Highland Russet

Articles, Seed Potatoes

A drought-tolerant, light-skinned, mid- to late-season variety used in both the fresh and processing markets, Highland Russet seed acreage in Canada has more than doubled over the past three years.

Calendar: Michigan Winter Potato Conference

Event Calendar

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission invites everyone to attend the 2019 Winter Potato Conference, Feb. 13-15 in Grand Rapids, Mich., where attendees will enter a world of discovery on issues and practices that will help advance the Michigan potato ind