June 30, 2015
Seed Potatoes
Devin Higgins

WPSC, WSU Host Field Day

The gathering in Othello, Wash., was all about growing potatoes in the Columbia Basin.
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June 30, 2015

PVOs Visit Potato Country

A recent trade mission to “potato country” for private voluntary organizations helped to change perceptions of U.S. dehydrated potatoes and spur ideas for new projects.
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June 29, 2015
Fungicide
Jonathan Knutson

Good News from NDSU Potato Blightline

No news is good news, at least when it comes to late blight.
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June 29, 2015

National Park Partners with Navajo Pride : Grand Canyon Lodges partner with Navajo Agricultural Products Industry

Navajo Pride is a brand of agricultural products produced on the 75,000-acre farm of the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry.
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June 27, 2015

Industry Set for FDA Actions

On June 16, the FDA announced regulation to revoke the “Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)” status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)for use in food.
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June 20, 2015
Fertilizer

Dosatron Introducts Multiple Fertilizer Injection System

Dosatron International, Inc. announced the installation of a large, multiple fertilizer injection system.
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June 20, 2015

Mahindra Awards Scholarships

Twenty high school graduates received college scholarships totaling $32,000 from Mahindra USA.
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June 19, 2015
Insecticide
Harvey Black

IPM Strategies for Colorado Beetle

As the effectiveness of the primary chemical weapon against the Colorado potato beetle starts to wane, new ways to manage this pest are needed.
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June 18, 2015
Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News

Maine, Canadian Growers Learn in Argentina

Maine and Canadian potato growers and McCain Foods executives travelled 12,000 miles south this winter to visit with their counterparts in Argentina to see what they could learn from each other.
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June 18, 2015
Fungicide
Willie Kirk and Noah Rosenzweig

Chlorothalonil Alternatives for Late Blight

Chlorothalonil for potato late blight control is in limited supply for 2015. Growers should consider these fungicide modifications.
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June 17, 2015
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

What Threats Do Potatoes Face?: Q&A session to be held

On Monday, June 22, Sense About Science will be running a live Q&A with a panel of scientists who are all researching different ways to protect potatoes.
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June 15, 2015
Fungicide
Sarolta Saskiw

Late Blight Hits Alberta

Alberta grower Jake Schutter is anxious about his crop this year. Late blight has now become a serious issue in southern Alberta.
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June 15, 2015
Christina DiMartino

Weather Aids Virginia Crops

Potato growers on Virginia's Eastern Shore are scheduled to start a little later than normal this year.
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June 13, 2015

AgHires Connects Job Seekers, Employers

There is a strong need for agricultural candidates across the entire country, and AgHires is helping fill the need.
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June 12, 2015

Northwest FCS Honors Grower Veterans : Congressional event raises awareness of farming opportunities for vets

Northwest Farm Credit Services actively supports military veterans who are interested in agriculture.
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June 12, 2015

Biomass Crop Assistance Program Set to Begin

Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who are interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy are eligible for the USDA's Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
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June 11, 2015
Fertilizer
Ray Mueller

Report Shows Fertilizer Use in Wisconsin

A report issued by the Wisconsin field office of the National Agricultural Statistics Services lists the volumes of four major fertilizer ingredients applied on the state’s corn and potato crops in 2014.
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June 10, 2015
Ray Pitz

Oregon Grower Welcomes Foreign Markets: Sherwood’s Amstad Produce pushes for more overseas markets

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., got a crash course in potato production with a visit to Amstad Produce in Sherwood, Ore.
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June 09, 2015
Seed Potatoes
Kelly Sullivan

Alaska Seed Program Scrutinized

The future of Alaska’s certified seed potato production is up in the air following this year’s legislative session in the state.
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June 09, 2015

Proposed Rule Cuts Payments to Non-Farmers

A newly proposed rule issued by the USDA under authority of the 2014 Farm Bill limits farm payments to non-farmers.
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June 08, 2015

Agritech, Logan, Mills Group Team Up

Agritech Corporation, Logan Farm Equipment and the Mills Group have announced a joint venture to merge talents in marketing, management and production.
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June 08, 2015

USPB Nominations Open

The U.S. Potato Board (USPB) has announced that nominations are open for new Board members for the 2016-19 term.
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June 08, 2015
Event Calendar

Wisconsin Potato Industry Feeds Starving Children : Mobile packing event set for June 20 in Stevens Point

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association and the Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary are sponsoring a potato meal-packing event to help feed hungry children all over the globe.
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June 05, 2015
Event Calendar

Alert! Beware Housing Scams

An alert regarding so-called "housing pirates" has been posted to the Potato Expo Exhibitors blog.
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June 05, 2015
Seed Potatoes
Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News

Most of Maine Potato Crop Planted

Despite a slightly wet, cold spring, most of the potato growers across Maine have their crops planted, according to industry officials.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

A Big Helping to Charities: Big Idaho Potato Truck kicks off 2015 tour

The world’s largest potato recently embarked on its fourth cross-country tour with a new mission to help local charities across the U.S. The Big Idaho Potato Truck has always had a charitable component to it; however, the 2015 tour will be working individ
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Amy Burdett, Marketing Operations Director, U.S. Potato Board

Branching Out: Expanding global market access for U.S. potatoes

Did you know nearly one in five pounds of all potatoes grown in the United States is exported outside our borders?
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Dr. Nora Olsen & Dr. Erik Wenninger

Keeping an Eye Out: Three years of monitoring potato psylids, zebra chip in Idaho

Zebra chip disease, first discovered in the Pacific Northwest in 2011, causes discoloration of tubers that becomes more pronounced when tubers are cooked, especially as chips or fries.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Jerry Wright, UPGA President/CEO

Taking Care of Business: The potato grower as a business manager

Let’s compare a potato farmer to a business manager.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
John Keeling, NPC Exec VP and CEO

The Future Is Now: Innovative technology necessary for sustainable agriculture

The historic success of farmers in the United States in providing consumers with safe, abundant, affordable food results from the interaction of hard work and the application of innovative technologies.
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June 03, 2015
Event Calendar, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

UI Weed, Pest Management Tours

University of Idaho Extension will host its annual weed and pest management tours at its Kimberly and Aberdeen R&E Centers later this month.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

Carserino Joins BioSafe Systems

BioSafe Systems recently hired a new team member to focus primarily on new product development, including vendor relations.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Potato Harvesting

Cruisin' for a Bruisin'?: Determining what causes bruise damage

Potato bruising can have a large financial impact on many growers and processors.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

Data Confusion: Survey reveals data security and transfer concerns, misunderstanding

A new survey on data security and usage identifies challenges for producers looking to use farm management data without compromising the security of their operations.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

EFC Buys Ag Junction Cloud Services Division

EFC Systems Inc., a leading provider of solutions for agribusiness retailers and wholesalers, has signed an agreement for the purchase of AgJunction Inc.’s Cloud Services division.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

FMC Acquires Cheminova A/S

FMC Corporation announces the closing of its acquisition of Cheminova A/S, a multinational crop protection company based in Denmark and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries A/S.
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June 03, 2015
Herbicide
Weed Science Society of America

Growers Respond to Resistance with Diversified Programs

A survey featured shows that glyphosate-resistant weeds have begun to change the weed management practices used by growers.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

H.J. Baker Hires Sales Veteran

Global Agriculture firm H.J. Baker announces Gary Bingham has joined the company’s Crop Performance Division to further deepen its sales portfolio in in the Pacific Northwest. Bingham brings more than 20 years of industry experience in sales and marketing
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Potato Harvesting

Harvest Equipment Buyer's Guide

The Agrasizer has proven itself to be No. 1 in sizing accuracy and capacity.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
James DeDecker, Michigan State University Extension

Moldy Melee: Biological products for late-season white mold treatment

The cool, wet weather that seemed impossible to shake across much of the U.S. during the 2014 summer created ideal conditions for the development of white mold, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, in susceptible crops such as soybeans, dry edible beans and potatoes
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

Mueller, O’Brien Join USPB Staff

The U.S. Potato Board announces Caitlin Mueller as meeting planner and Renee O’Brien as assistant marketing manager, effective April 1.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Jan Suszkiw, USDA-ARS

Natural Allies: Formulating fungal biopesticides

Technological advances by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are continuing to improve the way beneficial fungi are formulated for use as biopesticides.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

New Products: Latest and Greatest

Based on the hugely successful Orbit and Eco steam peelers, Tomra’s Odyssey steam peeler incorporates Tomra’s control software, an enlarged steam peeling vessel and a high accuracy weigh hopper to enable customers to process a wide range of vegetables and
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Six-Billion-Dollar Opportunity: West Virginia's Plan to Grow Potatoes

West Virginia is a land of steep, rocky hills, dense forests and coal mines.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

United Fresh Names New Board

United Fresh announce new officers and directors nominated to serve on the United Fresh Produce Association board of directors.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

United Fresh Names Pool Technical Award Winner

The United Fresh Produce Association will present the 2015 United Fresh Technical Award at the opening general session of the 2015 United Fresh Convention on June 9 in Chicago.
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue

Women in Agribusiness Adds to Advisory Board

In support of its mission to develop leaders, increase industry knowledge and inspire action, the Women in Agribusiness Summit National Advisory Board welcomes three new executives who exemplify these objectives through their leadership at their respectiv
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Adventure Is Out There!: Appreciating the risks of doing what you do

“Who wants to come?"
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June 03, 2015| Published in the June 2015 issue
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Farming on the Last Frontier: VanderWeele Farm of Palmer, Alaska

VanderWeele Farm of Palmer, Alaska
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June 02, 2015
Jeff Miller, Terry Miller, Trent Taysom

Fungicides for Managing Late Blight

An overview of fungicides as they relate to late blight management. Foliar fungicides can be highly effective if used properly.
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June 01, 2015

Ag World to Host Golf Scramble

Ag World Support Systems will host its second annual fundraising golf tournament Monday, June 15, to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane, Wash.
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June 01, 2015
Insecticide
Erik J. Wenninger, University of Idaho

Lso-Positive Psyllid Found in Idaho

University of Idaho researchers collected their first samples from potato fields this week and found a potato psyllid on a sticky trap in a field in Twin Falls County.
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