November 30, 2018
Articles

The Contributions of Women in Agriculture

Michele De Waal didn’t choose the ag life. The ag life chose her. She was raised in a family of farmers in rural Kansas.
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November 30, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Selecting Chemicals that Work for Your Farm

Farmer's Business Network has outlined some tips and tricks for how to put together your plan and then efficiently select and buy the best chemicals for that plan—without breaking the bank.
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November 30, 2018
Articles, Potato Equipment

500th Scotts Evolution Separator Sold

Scotts Precision Manufacturing is celebrating a significant milestone, having sold its 500th Evolution Separator. The company, which began manufacturing the Evolution in 2005, took the order earlier this month from Safe-T-Pull Inc.
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November 30, 2018
Articles

N.D.'s Born Named AGCO Operator of the Year: Operator of the Year celebrates application professionals for their work and personal accomplishments.

Operator of the Year celebrates application professionals for their work and personal accomplishments.
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November 30, 2018
Articles

Ag Leaders Decry USDA Move: Agency changes would cripple support efforts, they say

Twenty-one leaders from the U.S. agricultural community, this week sent a letter to Congress expressing concern about the decision to relocate two USDA research agencies outside Washington, D.C.
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November 30, 2018
Insecticide, New Products

New Product: Nichino PQZ Broad-Spectrum Insecticide

PQZ is a new insecticide for control of piercing and sucking insect pests in many perennial and annual agronomic crops, including those insects resistant to standard chemistries.
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November 29, 2018
Articles
Astrid Van Den Broek

U.S. Potato Crop Looks Smaller than Past Years

Supplies of potatoes look to be lower this year across the U.S.
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November 29, 2018
Articles, Potato Equipment

Is Your Machinery Ready for Winter?: Six steps to ensure your equipment is prepped for winter storage

Six steps to ensure your equipment is prepped for winter storage
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November 29, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer

Micronutrients Are No Small Thing

Just because the plant uses them in smaller quantities than macronutrients, doesn’t mean that micronutrients aren’t essential for crop production.
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November 29, 2018
Articles, Herbicide

Is It Possible to Control Weeds Late in the Year?: With dropping temperatures, many wonder if it is too late to control weeds.

With dropping temperatures, many wonder if it is too late to control weeds.
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November 29, 2018
Articles

Thomson Joins Vive Board of Directors

Vive Crop Protection welcomes Paul Thomson to its board of directors. Thomson has nearly 30 years of experience in agriculture, including overseeing the product development activities at Vive since 2015.
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November 28, 2018
Articles

Canada Faces Realities of Tough Harvest

From the Prairies to Prince Edward Island, a harsh fall harvest means Canada could be facing a serious potato shortage, one that is causing millions of dollars worth of Canadian potatoes to rot in the ground this year.
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November 28, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: AgXplore Microcoat

Microcoat is a blend of five essential micro- and secondary nutrients, including magnesium, sulfur, manganese, molybdenum and zinc, with a proprietary delivery package.
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November 28, 2018
New Products

New Product: Mahindra Expands Retriever UTV Lineup: Industry-leading Gas Crew Retriever delivers comfortable six-seater

Industry-leading Gas Crew Retriever delivers comfortable six-seater
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November 28, 2018
Articles

McCain Invests Heavily in Canadian Processing Plants

McCain Foods is committing $75 million for two Manitoba potato processing plants, including those in Carberry and Portage la Prairie.
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November 27, 2018
Articles

New Commissioners Named to IPC

Shipper Todd Cornelison of High Country Potatoes and grower Brett Jensen will each serve a three-year term. Dan Nakamura of Idahoan was re-appointed and will serve a second three-year term.
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November 26, 2018
Articles

Finding Consensus Crucial for Ag Policy: Regulations, litigation, trade issues and commodity markets affect crop protection industry.

Regulations, litigation, trade issues and commodity markets affect crop protection industry.
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November 26, 2018
Articles

All-Potato Restaurant Opens Doors in Canada

A new eatery in Kelowna, British Columbia, is all about celebrating the spud. After weeks of tater teasing on social media, the Oh So Potato restaurant opened its doors to the public on Nov. 18.
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November 26, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

Hummingbird Launches High-tech Irrigation Tool

Hummingbird’s irrigation tool was designed based on the three key factors determine a crop’s water requirement: weather, crop leaf area and soil type.
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November 26, 2018
Articles

Thousands of Canadian Potato Acres Left Unharvested

A bumper Manitoba processing potato crop was stolen from farmers by bad harvest weather.
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November 26, 2018
Event Calendar

Calendar: SSSA International Soils Meeting: Jan. 6-9 in San Diego

Jan. 6-9 in San Diego
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November 26, 2018
Articles, New Products
Lukie Pieterse

Spore Trap Network Detects Pathogens

During the summer of 2018, the University of Idaho and industry partners rolled out a spore trap network that uses recent developments in spore sampling technology and molecular diagnostics to detect airborne spores of potato pathogens.
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November 20, 2018
Articles
Heidi Clausen

Minnesota Grower Donates 18 Tons of Potatoes for Thanksgiving

Brett Edling, who farms with his brothers, Jeff and Mark, and father, Jerome, knows he’s been blessed. Each Thanksgiving, his family shares some of their bounty with those less fortunate.
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November 20, 2018
Articles

Caribou Russet an Undisputed Success

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November 20, 2018
Articles

AGCO Announces Operator of the Year Finalists : Operator of the Year celebrates application professionals for their work and personal accomplishments.

Operator of the Year celebrates application professionals for their work and personal accomplishments.
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November 19, 2018
Articles

Tater Tots Go Gourmet

According to industry statistics, Americans ate about 38 billion tater tots last year. And it wasn't just at bowling alley snack bars, either. Tater tots have appeared on the menus of some of the finest restaurants in the country.
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November 19, 2018
Articles
Tom Burfield

Organic Potato, Onion Sales Hold Steady

Movement of organic potatoes and onions has been sluggish at times, but most organic growers say consumer demand generally remains strong as they continue to serve the market.
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November 19, 2018
Articles
Tom Burfield

Potato Volume Dips, but Adequate Supplies Remain

Potato supplies should be ample for the holidays and beyond, despite bad weather in some growing regions and an overall dip in production.
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November 19, 2018
Articles

Short Harvest Causes Potato Shortage in Manitoba

Growers in the Canadian province had expected to produce about 22 million hundredweight of potatoes in 2018, but the actual total will be about 9 percent less.
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November 19, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Senninger LDN Dynamic Drive

The LDN Dynamic Drive brings an expansive pressure range of 6 to 50 PSI and Senninger’s widest coverage diameter to top-of-pipe irrigation.
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November 17, 2018
Articles
Idaho Potato Commission

Recipe: Idaho Potato and Stuffing Balls

No matter how delicious your Idaho mashed potato and stuffing recipes are, there always seems to be leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t let them go to waste!
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November 16, 2018
New Products

New Product: Modine Model BTP Unit Heater: Cutting-edge HVAC manufacturer releases new commercial unit heater that combines features from two previous models

Cutting-edge HVAC manufacturer releases new commercial unit heater that combines features from two previous models
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November 16, 2018
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Fendt High-horsepower Tractors

Fendt’s lineup of high-horsepower tractors offers five series to meet the needs of all types of operations, whether tackling daily livestock chores, planting, doing deep tillage, or moving heavy loads.
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November 16, 2018
Event Calendar

Calendar: Soil Health Summit: Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis

Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis The Soil Health Partnership works closely with diverse organizations toward common goals of improving soil health worldwide.
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November 16, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Locus AG Rhizolizer Organic Probiotic

OMRI recently approved an organic formulation of Rhizolizer, a line of non-GMO microbial soil amendments that has proven to be highly successful in increasing yields and reducing time to harvest.
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November 15, 2018
Articles

Green Thumb Farms Launches Cold River Gold Variety

This holiday season, home cooks will be able to purchase the premium potato that professional chefs in Maine have loved for years. Cold River Gold from Green Thumb Farms is now available to consumers at select retailers in New England.
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November 15, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer

Soil’s History: A Solution to Soluble Phosphorus?: Past applications of phosphorus fertilizers affect availability to crops

Past applications of phosphorus fertilizers affect availability to crops
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November 15, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer
Bill Gates

Bill Gates: Why I Love Fertilizer

I’ve never been shy about my passion for fertilizer. It’s a magical innovation that’s responsible for saving millions of lives from hunger and lifting millions more out of poverty by boosting agricultural productivity.
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November 14, 2018
Event Calendar

Calendar: Western Water Summit

Jan. 22-23 at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego
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November 14, 2018
Articles

Side Delights Suggests Plant-based Menu Planning

Side Delights has introduced some new ways to help create “plant-based menu plans” as the trend continues toward diets and ways of eating that focus more on vegetables and less on meat.
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November 14, 2018
Articles

Potato Shortage in Manitoba

Manitoba potato growers had expected to produce about 22 million hundredweight of potatoes in 2018, but the actual total will be about nine percent less.
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November 14, 2018
Articles

Technology to Boost Processed Potato Quality

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology is said to improve the overall quality and safety of processed potato products, and to optimize process efficiency, while reducing energy costs associated with the processing of potatoes.
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November 13, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Reinke Annex Pivot Controller

Reinke introduces its RPM Annex pivot controller, a device that wires into main control panels and allows growers to upgrade to the latest technology by “annexing” their existing panels.
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November 13, 2018
Articles

HZPC Americas Seeking Tissue Culture Laboratory Supervisor

HZPC Americas Corporation, located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is the North American seed potato partner of the HZPC Group. The tissue culture laboratory supervisor is a seasonal part-time position in Charlottetown.
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November 13, 2018
New Products

New Product: White Planters VER Planting Toolbars: New vacuum-electric-ready toolbars can be fully customized with Precision Planting components

New vacuum-electric-ready toolbars can be fully customized with Precision Planting components
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November 13, 2018
Articles

U.S. Potato Exports Start Marketing Year Down

The first quarter of the July 2018 to June 2019 marketing year saw significant declines in U.S. potato exports compared to the same time frame the previous marketing year.
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November 12, 2018
Event Calendar

Calendar: Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminar

Miller Research LLC will hold its annual potato pest management seminar on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at the Historic Wilson Theater in Rupert, Idaho.
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November 12, 2018
Articles

NMSU Research Center Participates in Variety Study

New Mexico State University is one of 12 land-grant university research farms in the United States conducting potato variety trials in cooperation with Potatoes USA.
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November 12, 2018
Articles

Innovative Crop Rotation Increases Soil Health

Healthy soil is the primary goal of Angela Wotton, district manager of the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District. She hopes to get there by altering crop rotations.
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November 12, 2018
Articles

New Potato Virus Discovered

The virus was discovered in a potato breeding line, and researchers have proposed the name “potatoyellow blotch virus” (PYBV) to identify the virus in future.
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November 09, 2018
New Products

New Product: Sentera AGX840 Quad Sensor: Sentera integrates AGX840 gimbaled quad sensor with DJI Matrice 200 Series drones

Sentera integrates AGX840 gimbaled quad sensor with DJI Matrice 200 Series drones
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November 09, 2018
Articles

Understanding the Mechanisms of Late Blight

Scientists have shed further light into the mechanisms through which the potato blight pathogen interacts with plant cells to promote disease.
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November 09, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer
Samantha Loomis

Manure Translates to Nutrients, Clean Water

Every farm that houses livestock produces manure. But not every farm processes that manure – at least not with a nutrient-concentration system. Enter AQUA Innovations.
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November 09, 2018
Articles

IPC’s Bowen Elected to IFEC Board

Members of the International Foodservice Editorial Council recently elected Jamie Bowen, marketing manager for the Idaho Potato Commission, to serve on the board of directors. Bowen will serve a two-year term on the IFEC Board.
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November 08, 2018
Articles, Herbicide

Palmer Amaranth's Shocking Growth Rate

This time-lapse video from Purdue University shows Palmer amaranth growing an astonishing 1 inch per day for three weeks.
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November 08, 2018
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Product: Valley PolySpan

In some areas, growers are battling declining water quality. In other areas, corrosive water has been a way of life for years. Some farmers have opportunities to pump wastewater or effluent water. And in other cases, growers run corrosive chemicals throug
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November 08, 2018
Articles

Wet Fall Hurts P.E.I. Harvest: "To have this percentage of the Island's crop left this time in November is certainly unsettling"

"To have this percentage of the Island's crop left this time in November is certainly unsettling"
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November 08, 2018
Articles, Herbicide
Jonathan Knutson

Fighting the Spread of Palmer Amaranth

Tom Peters estimates he received 200 to 300 weed samples for identification this growing season. That’s a sure sign that North Dakota agriculturalists are working to control the spread of this dangerous weed.
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November 07, 2018
Articles, Herbicide, Insecticide

AMVAC Launches Enhanced Website

The website design includes a robust search function for agricultural and environmental protection products, retailers and field representatives, and marketing and sales campaigns and product promotions.
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November 07, 2018
New Products

New Product: Reinke Advanced Plus Control Panel

Reinke introduces RPM Advanced Plus, a main control panel that combines multiple controls with a simple-to-use touchscreen.
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November 07, 2018
Grower of the Month

For Love of the Game: Telford Sun Valley & Lost River Seed

Telford Sun Valley & Lost River Seed
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November 06, 2018
Articles
Eugenia Banks

Name Game: Renaming Pink Eye of Potato?

USDA physiologist Ed Lulai recommends replacing the name “pink eye” with “Periderm Disorder Syndrome” (PDS). The pinkish coloration is short-lived, not causal and often not present.
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November 06, 2018
Articles, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Little Piece of Heaven: Ernie’s Organics in Shoshone, Idaho

Ernie’s Organics in Shoshone, Idaho
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November 06, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer, Irrigation
Alvin Smucker

Getting the Most: Subsurface water retention technology makes better use of water, fertilizers

Subsurface water retention technology makes better use of water, fertilizers
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November 06, 2018
Articles
Alex Martin

Revolutionizing with CRISPR

CRISPR-Cas9 is revolutionizing the way we create novel crops, but why should growers care?
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November 05, 2018
Articles

Second Round of Tariff Relief Payments Coming This Winter

The Trump administration will likely begin its second multibillion-dollar round of payments to farmers through the Market Facilitation Program by December, according to media reports.
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November 05, 2018
Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Echo Russet

Echo russet is a high-yielding, long, medium- to late-season russet with cold sweetening resistance and excellent processing qualities. It is suitable for both the fresh and processing markets.
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November 05, 2018
Articles

Different Angles: New PVY control strategies in seed potatoes

New PVY control strategies in seed potatoes
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November 05, 2018
Articles

Archaeologists: Potatoes Ubiquitous in Ancient Peru

A recent turn in anthropological archaeology away from elite-only contexts to the remains of common people has greatly enriched the prehistory of cultures around the world.
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November 05, 2018
Articles

Bloggers Help Fresh Solutions Network Promote Recipes

In Side Delights' latest campaign, food bloggers were asked to “Pick your new favorite potato recipe” from the Side Delights recipe database on its website.
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November 03, 2018
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: No, Thanks: For what should we really be thankful?

I ambled into the Verizon store foolishly expecting for a simple, straightforward approach to buying and connecting a new phone. Alas, this was not to be.
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November 03, 2018
Articles, Irrigation
Preston Parmley, Product Manager, Valley Irrigation

Take Flight: Using drones to improve irrigation efficiency

Using drones to improve irrigation efficiency
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November 03, 2018
Articles, Grower of the Month

School’s in Session: Grower Jeff Bragg has learned valuable lessons at every stop of his potato journey.

Grower Jeff Bragg has learned valuable lessons at every stop of his potato journey.
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November 03, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Farm Fuel of the Future: Propane-powered engines, dual fuel systems offer savings and efficiency

Propane-powered engines, dual fuel systems offer savings and efficiency
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November 02, 2018
Articles

Cavendish Urges P.E.I. Government to Change Land Limit Rules

The president of Cavendish Farms is warning that the future of potato farming could be at risk due to provincial restrictions on land ownership on Prince Edward Island.
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November 02, 2018
Articles

Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship Winners Announced

Syngenta congratulates Tennessee State University master’s student Uzoamaka Abana and University of Minnesota bachelor’s student Sierra Williamson as the national winners of the fifth annual Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship.
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November 02, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer

Fertilizers’ Impact on Soil Health Compared

In a newly published study, researchers dug into how fertilizing with manure affects soil quality, compared with inorganic fertilizer.
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November 01, 2018
Articles

Ag Stats from Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A check-in with the Michigan field office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows a relatively small, but important farming secto

A check-in with the Michigan field office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows a relatively small, but important farming sector across the region.
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November 01, 2018
Articles

Helm Agro US Hires Marketing Leader

Helm Agro US, Inc. announces the hiring of Adam Hensley as the company’s new marketing and business development leader.
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November 01, 2018
Articles

Midterms Could Affect Farm Bill, Trade: A change in either or both chambers, or a slimmer majority, may mean more scrutiny toward President Trump’s handling of agricultural matters.

A change in either or both chambers, or a slimmer majority, may mean more scrutiny toward President Trump’s handling of agricultural matters.
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November 01, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar

NAMA Launches Student Sales Competition

The National Agri-Marketing Association has announced plans to launch a new competition for student members in conjunction with the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City.
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November 01, 2018
Articles

Michigan State Named Partner in Socially Impactful Research

Michigan State University was named a foundational partner in the Advancing Research and its Impact on Society Center, or ARIS, made possible by a $5.2 million National Science Foundation grant.
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