October 31, 2018
Articles

Ag Groups Emphasize Dire Need for Farm Bill Completion

The 2014 farm bill expired on Sept. 30. Both the House and Senate have passed separate versions of the legislation. Lawmakers are now working to draft a single bill for Congress to approve and send to President Donald Trump for his signature.
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October 31, 2018
Articles

Finding New Homes for ERS, NIFA

USDA receives of 136 expressions of interest in hosting ERS and NIFA
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October 31, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Senninger Names Skolnik VP of Global Sales

Adam Skolnik rejoins the Senninger team, as the company deepens its commitment to increasing its market presence and expanding its resources to agricultural irrigation markets.
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October 31, 2018
Articles

Ten Research Priorities for Soil & Human Health

Conference on connections between soil health and human health results in 10 research priorities
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October 31, 2018
Articles

Eagle Packaging Rebrands as EndFlex

Eagle Packaging Machinery LLC, announces that the company will operate under the new name EndFlex LLC, effective immediately. Company ownership and staff have not changed.
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October 30, 2018
Articles

Fuel Your Fall with Potatoes

Potatoes offer the versatility, affordability and applicability to fuel your fall activities and stay on track as you head into the holidays.
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October 30, 2018
New Products

New Product: Sunflower Till Control System: On-the-go tillage monitoring, depth adjustment and tool leveling help achieve uniform seedbed

On-the-go tillage monitoring, depth adjustment and tool leveling help achieve uniform seedbed
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October 30, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: Growing Innovations Conference: First-of-its-kind event offers growers and key decision-influencers the opportunity to capitalize on the exciting new opportunities in this rapidly ch

First-of-its-kind event offers growers and key decision-influencers the opportunity to capitalize on the exciting new opportunities in this rapidly changing farm environment.
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October 30, 2018
Articles

Idaho PCN Area Expanded

Effective Oct. 10, APHIS added an 87-acre field to the pale cyst nematode-infested area in Bingham County, Idaho.
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October 30, 2018
Articles, Potato Harvesting

RRV Harvest Nears Completion

A handful of growers are still in Red River Valley fields, but it won't be long before the cold and wintry weather heralds a switch of focus to packing.
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October 30, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Water Infrastructure Bill Signed into Law: Legislation includes WaterSense program authorization

Legislation includes WaterSense program authorization
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October 29, 2018
Articles, Potato Storage
Carolyn King

Common Scab Complexities

Information about which common scab species and strains are present and their particular characteristics is important to developing effective control methods for the specific pathogens.
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October 29, 2018
Articles, Potato Harvesting

Idaho Growers Expect Strong Crop Quality

The Idaho fresh potato crop features strong quality and a mix of sizes for 2018, with Russet Norkotahs tending toward larger sizes and Russet Burbanks showing a mix of sizes.
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October 29, 2018
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Katherine Hunt

P.E.I. Growers at Mercy of Elements: A cold spring, dry summer and wet fall are the recipe for a late end to the potato harvest on Prince Edward Island.

A cold spring, dry summer and wet fall are the recipe for a late end to the potato harvest on Prince Edward Island.
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October 29, 2018
Articles
Mikkel Pates

USDA Labs Renamed for Schafer

More than 150 dignitaries and USDA research officials were on hand to formally rename a federal agricultural laboratory in Fargo, N.D., for former U.S. agriculture secretary Ed T. Schafer.
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October 26, 2018
Articles

Good Weather Aids Late-season N.D. Harvest

A week of mostly good weather helped North Dakota farmers with their late-season harvest.
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October 26, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar

USDA Announces 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Early bird registration is now open for the USDA's largest annual meeting. This two-day event will take place on Feb. 21-22, 2019, in Arlington, Va.
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October 26, 2018
Articles

AGCO Appoints Hansotia COO

AGCO Corporation announces that Eric Hansotia has been appointed the company’s chief operating officer.
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October 25, 2018
Articles, Potato Harvesting

Cold, Wet Weather Challenges P.E.I. Growers: Some farmers working into wee hours of the morning when the ground is dry

Some farmers working into wee hours of the morning when the ground is dry
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October 24, 2018
Articles, New Products

Cavendish Farms Installs Tomra Peelers in Alberta Facility

Cavendish Farms, one of the largest processors of frozen potato products in North America, is equipping its new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta, with Tomra's Eco steam peelers.
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October 24, 2018
Articles

Mountain King Pushes Gold Potato Promotions

Promoting gold potatoes could grow the entire potato category, says John Pope, vice president of sales and marketing for Houston-based Mountain King Potatoes.
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October 24, 2018
Articles

Tasteful Selections Introduces Tray Products: Diverse, expanded tray line includes flavors of comfort, adventure and trending favorites

Diverse, expanded tray line includes flavors of comfort, adventure and trending favorites
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October 22, 2018
Articles

Brewer to Retire from OPC

Bill Brewer, who has served for 13 years as the president and CEO of the Oregon Potato Commission, has announced his retirement. His last day in his role with the OPC will be June 30, 2019.
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October 22, 2018
Articles

Potandon Introduces Microwaveable Potato Product

Potandon Produce showed off the company’s newest product, One Step … Done! microwaveable potatoes, at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit 2018.
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October 22, 2018
Articles
Jade McDowell

Oregon Partnership Sends Surplus Potatoes to Food Banks: Test plots of potatoes at the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center will be sent to the Oregon Food Bank.

Test plots of potatoes at the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center will be sent to the Oregon Food Bank.
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October 19, 2018
Articles
Tom Karst

Grower-Shippers Cautious about Delivered Price Contracts

Uncertainty around freight rates has caused some grower-shippers in Idaho to move away from quoting delivered prices for potato price contracts.
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October 19, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes

P.E.I. Potato Board Seed Farm Provides New Varieties: The farm at Fox Island grew just over 40 acres of seed potatoes this year.

The farm at Fox Island grew just over 40 acres of seed potatoes this year.
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October 19, 2018
Articles

The Little Potato Company Revamps Packaging

Driven by consumer feedback, the brand's Microwave Ready and Oven|Grill Ready kits have gotten a fresh look, more functional packaging and two new flavors.
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October 19, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

T-L Offers Harvest Special

For a limited time, T-L Irrigation is offering a harvest special discount of $4 per foot or $5,200 on a quarter-mile long system.
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October 19, 2018
New Products

No-Till Farming History Book Released: Frank Lessiter, who has reported on no-till since 1972, has written 'From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming,' an all-new book inclu

Frank Lessiter, who has reported on no-till since 1972, has written 'From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming,' an all-new book including over 416 pages, 650 photos and another 125 visuals.
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October 18, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Irrigating Multiple Crops with Center Pivots

Thanks to center pivot irrigation, these Brazilian farmers have been able to greatly diversify their operation.
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October 18, 2018
Articles

New Members Appointed to Idaho Commission

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter appointed Brett Jensen and Todd Cornelison to the Idaho Potato Commission.
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October 18, 2018
Articles

'Potato Plastic' Could Reduce Waste

A Swedish student believes he has found a solution to pollution with “Potato Plastic,” an environmentally friendly, biodegradable alternative to the use of disposable plastic in the fast food industry.
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October 17, 2018
Articles

Penetrating Soil’s Surface with Radar: Study tests calculations for measuring soil moisture using the technology

Ground-penetrating radar isn’t something from the latest sci-fi movie. It’s actually a tool used by soil scientists to measure the amount of moisture in soil quickly and easily.
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October 16, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: 2Fuels Dual Fuel Engines

The 2Fuels dual fuel system technology allows producers to bring diesel engines into compliance with ever-increasing emissions standards without purchasing new equipment.
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October 16, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Utrasol®ution K Liquid Potassium Nitrate

Ultrasol K is composed of 100 percent macronutrients that are readily available for plant uptake, making it more efficient than other liquid fertilizers and an ideal source of nitrogen and potassium.
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October 16, 2018
Articles

Weather Threatens Potatoes in Red River Valley

With low temperatures from last week expected to linger into this week, harvest is not looking good for potato farmers, experts say. About 20 percent of the fresh crop still is in the ground in the Red River Valley.
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October 15, 2018
New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

New Product: Tong Fieldloader PRO

The Fieldloader PRO has been designed with even greater flexibility, transportability and the gentlest handling in mind.
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October 15, 2018
Articles

Precision Ag a Focus of Innovation Execs

The race is on for technologies that can lower initial costs and prove strong return on investment for the future of food, health, and wellness, with opportunities including precision agriculture, the microbiome, and alternative proteins.
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October 12, 2018
Articles
Emily Allen

Questions Still Abound in U.S.-Canada Trade

Fresh potato growers are asking negotiators to address "ministerial exemptions" that forbid Canadian provinces from buying U.S. potatoes until they consume all their own.
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October 12, 2018
Articles

Fact Sheets Help Growers Understand Cover Crops: Considering cover crops this winter? A fact sheet series from the University of Agriculture Division of Agriculture is now available online.

Considering cover crops this winter? A fact sheet series from the University of Agriculture Division of Agriculture is now available online.
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October 12, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

New: Huma Gro App

The Huma Gro app for iOS smart phones has been released and is available for free at the Apple App Store.
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October 12, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Irrigation Foundation Scholarship Program Opens

The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, are awarded based on the candidate’s letter of intent, financial need, resume, list of irrigation courses and letters of reference.
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October 11, 2018
Articles

Tasteful Selections to Undergo Re-brand

Tasteful Selections, in partnership with RPE Inc., has announced a comprehensive rebrand of its full line of bite-size potatoes.
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October 11, 2018
Articles, Potato Harvesting

Harvest Wrapping Up in Colorado

Some parts of Colorado, particularly in the northern part of the state, will be wrapping up their potato harvest this week.
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October 11, 2018
Articles

Idaho's Top 10 Ag Commodities : Value of Idaho’s 2017 agricultural production totals $7.49 billion

The value of Idaho’s 2017 agricultural production totaled $7.49 billion, with potatoes' value ranked third in the state among all ag commodities.
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October 11, 2018
Articles

N.D. Potato Harvest Nears Completion

North Dakota's sugarbeet harvest is nearing the halfway point, and the harvest of potatoes is about three-fourths complete.
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October 11, 2018
Articles

PMTV Threat Spreads in New Zealand

Eighteen farms are now on the suspect list for the potato virus, which is new to the country, Biosecurity New Zealand says, and testing has been widened to the North Island.
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October 10, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar

Asmark, AGCO Develop Applicator Training Course : Refresher curriculum addresses drift management, herbicide-resistant weed solutions, field-by-field prescription weed control, new application technol

Refresher curriculum addresses drift management, herbicide-resistant weed solutions, field-by-field prescription weed control, new application technology and more
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October 10, 2018
Articles

Boxing Up Field Nitrogen: Is a simple box and pipe system a solution for farms?

Is a simple box and pipe system a solution for farms?
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October 10, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Valley Promotes Campbell to Global Role

Valley Irrigation announces the promotion of Bob Campbell to vice president and group controller.
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October 10, 2018
Articles

Changing Shape and Size of the Potato Category: Smaller and specialty varieties continue earn space on grocery store shelves.

Smaller and specialty varieties continue earn space on grocery store shelves.
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October 10, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Foreign Markets Expanding for U.S. Seed Potatoes

Opportunities for U.S. seed growers to reach international buyers are expanding with introductions that connect grower-sellers with interested foreign grower-buyers in target markets: Guatemala, Morocco and Myanmar.
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October 10, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Irrigation Association Nominations Open

The Irrigation Association and Irrigation Foundation announce that the nomination process for the 2019 awards program is now open.
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October 09, 2018
Articles

Wilbur-Ellis Names Ripato Agribusiness President

Wilbur-Ellis Company has announced that starting Nov. 1, Mark Ripato will take over as its agribusiness division president.
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October 09, 2018
Articles

Persistence and Potatoes

Persistence pays off when you’re growing potatoes. Dan Chin, owner and operator of Wong Potatoes in Merrill, Ore., knows this well, and so did his father and grandfather before him.
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October 09, 2018
Articles
Alona Martinez

The Potato Whisperer

Peruvian grower Manuel Choqque Bravo’s delicious, colorful creations are adored by world-class chefs.
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October 09, 2018
Articles

Zerella Fresh Seeks Harvest Supervisor

Zerella Fresh is currently seeking an experienced motivated harvest operator/supervisor and spray operator who is self-motivated, honest and licensed.
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October 08, 2018
Articles

WPVGA Partners on Watershed Enhancement Project

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association has joined the Village of Plover, Wis., and other partners in restoration projects to be implemented as part of the Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project.
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October 08, 2018
Articles

Ancient 'Four Corners Potato' Makes Culinary Debut

The Four Corners potato has survived in the wild landscapes of southern Utah for nearly 11,000 years. Packed with proteins and vitamins, it was a powerful source of nourishment for the American Indians living in the state’s Escalante and Bears Ears region
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October 08, 2018
Articles

What It Takes to Make the Perfect Chip

A video crew recently followed one of Frito-Lay's most experienced potato experts, Stephen Chahanovich, from the plant in Killingly, Conn., to get a glimpse into a day in his life both inside and outside of Frito-Lay.
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October 08, 2018
Articles
Steve Hendrix

Christopher Columbus and the Potato that Changed the World

Some scholars look at the very seeds, seedlings and tubers that began crisscrossing the oceans in what they call the “Columbian Exchange.”
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October 08, 2018
Articles

A Day to Recognize Farmers: Oct. 12 is National Farmer's Day, a time to recognize the farmers who continue on in spite of the hardships.

Oct. 12 is National Farmer's Day, a time to recognize the farmers who continue on in spite of the hardships.
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October 05, 2018
Articles

Crop Insurance Helps Producers Fight through Challenges

The story of the Volf family is among several that National Crop Insurance Services documented in Montana as part of its ongoing series on American farmers and ranchers.
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October 05, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Insecticide

Vive Adds Two Regional Sales Managers

Julia Engler recently joined Vive Crop Protection in the newly created position of eastern regional sales manager, and Vicki Dekkers was promoted to central regional sales manager.
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October 05, 2018
Event Calendar

Calendar: Growing Innovations: Nov. 7-8 in Las Vegas

Nov. 7-8 in Las Vegas
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October 04, 2018
Articles

Penn State Adds Faculty Position for Potato Research

Penn State trustee Keith E. Masser and his wife, Helen E. Masser, signed documents to create a professorship in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and a scholarship in the Penn State College of Medicine.
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October 04, 2018
Articles

Michigan Celebrates Potato Day at Capitol

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission set up shop on the north lawn of the state capitol yesterday, serving up free french fries, potato chips and gourmet potato dishes.
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October 04, 2018
Articles, New Products, Event Calendar, Irrigation

Irrigation Show New Product Contest Entries Announced: The Irrigation Association announced a record number of entries in its annual new product contest showcasing the latest in irrigation innovation.

The Irrigation Association announced a record number of entries in its annual new product contest showcasing the latest in irrigation innovation.
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October 04, 2018
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Lowe's, HydroPoint Employ IoT Smart Irrigation

HydroPoint, AT&T, and Lowe’s released a new case study that shows the benefits of installing smart irrigation and the Internet of Things (IoT) at nearly 1,000 stores.
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October 04, 2018
Articles

Agriculture Council of America Announces Essay Contest Theme

In preparation for National Ag Day 2019 on March 19, the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is hosting an essay contest. The theme for this year is Agriculture: Food for Life. How Does Our Nation Lead the Way?
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October 03, 2018
Event Calendar

Calendar: Sunbelt Ag Expo: Oct. 16-18 in Moultrie, Ga.

Oct. 16-18 in Moultrie, Ga.
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October 03, 2018
Articles

Outlook for Northwest Ag Commodities Neutral to Profitable

Northwest Farm Credit Service industry teams working throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington monitor conditions and report outlooks for commodities financed by the co-op.
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October 03, 2018
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Jim Olson

Potato Harvest Wrapping Up in Central N.D.

Potatoes are being put up in bins at Kasowski Farms near Karlsruhe, N.D., as the family puts the finishing touches on a very busy harvest.
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October 03, 2018
Articles
Lukie Pieterse

Lamb Weston Posts Positive Results: Concerns about European yields persist

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced on Oct. 2 its fiscal first quarter 2019 results. Concerns about European yields persist, though.
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October 03, 2018
Articles

University of Tennessee Begins Potato-based Defense Study

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is receiving up to $7.5 million for a study that will use potatoes to detect nerve agents, radiation and plant pathogens to help deployed troops and civilians in war-torn areas.
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October 03, 2018
Articles
Lukie Pieterse

High-tech Project to Monitor Crops from Space

Rezatec, a provider of geospatial data analytics to the Infrastructure, Forestry and Agribusiness sectors, has been working with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in the UK to demonstrate the effectiveness of using satellite data to map p
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October 01, 2018
Articles

Video Series Highlights Simplot's Innate Potato

Simplot has published a series of short videos where interested parties can learn more about Innate potatoes and find answers the most frequently asked questions about biotech potatoes and sustainable agriculture.
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October 01, 2018
Articles

Rehfeld Joins Potatoes USA

Potatoes USA announces that Carla Rehfeld has joined its staff as the administrative operations assistant for the organization’s administrative team.
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