April 30, 2020
Articles
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Face to Face

The Idaho Potato Commission is working closely with customers to promote Idaho potatoes.
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April 30, 2020
Articles
Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

Potato Industry Leadership Institute continues to grow industry leaders
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April 30, 2020
Fungicide, New Products

New Product: AgBiome Howler Fungicide

Howler controls diseases caused by Botrytis, Colletotrichum, Phytophthora, Pythium, Rhizoctonia and more.
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April 29, 2020
Articles
Sean Ellis

Ag Recovery from COVID-19 Could Be Slow

Farmers and agricultural industry leaders caution it will take more than just a few weeks or months for the farming industry, which has been hammered by declining commodity prices linked to the coronavirus outbreak, to get back to normal.
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April 29, 2020
Articles, Irrigation

IA Offers Discounted Membership

While the IA is currently supporting its members and the industry through advocacy and professional development initiatives, they are also preparing for a future of rebuilding the industry—your businesses—to what it once was.
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April 29, 2020
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Valley, Prospera Quadruple Coverage by A.I. Crop Detection Service

After a successful 2019 launch, Valley Insights is expanding to four U.S. states and progressing toward truly autonomous crop management. U.S. trials of industry-first sensors installed on commercial irrigation machines to collect proximal plant data comm
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April 28, 2020
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: The Perfect Time to Panic

How exactly should we react to unplanned catastrophes?
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April 28, 2020
Articles, Fungicide

The Right Combination : Quantifying control efficacy of early blight fungicides

Quantifying control efficacy of early blight fungicides
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April 28, 2020
Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

Problems and Solutions: Bayer’s V+M Solution provides nematode suppression and boosts yield potential.

Bayer’s V+M Solution provides nematode suppression and boosts yield potential.
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April 28, 2020
Articles
David Marino Jr.

Foodservice Shutdown Hits Maine Potato Industry Hard

Few foods are as associated with American cuisine as french fries. So why are potato processors sitting on pounds upon pounds of America’s favorite side dish?
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April 27, 2020
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Montana Growers Step Up to Combat Coronavirus

Lake Seed in Ronan, Mont., is providing its cull potatoes to give back to the community.
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April 27, 2020
Articles
AP

Pandemic Leads to Idaho Potato Market Distress

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a once-strong potato market to make an abrupt about-face, leading some Idaho growers to dump surplus spuds from storage cellars or to feed them to cattle.
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April 25, 2020
Articles
Chris Koger

Black Gold Farms to Begin Texas Potato Harvest Soon

The company will be harvesting the potatoes for about a month, starting in early May in Pearsall, Texas. Harvest then shifts to Black Gold’s Missouri acreage.
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April 24, 2020
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Paul Schwedelson

Montana Growers Hit Hard by Virus Fallout

The chain effect ultimately means seed potato growers don’t have places to sell what they normally would.
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April 24, 2020
New Products

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Educational agronomy tools for growers and retailers
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April 24, 2020
Articles
Amanda Lojewski

Wisconsin Farmers Fear Oversupply of Potato, Cranberry Crops

As of right now, restaurants and schools are unable to use up last year's crop, which will eventually create storage problems.
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April 24, 2020
Articles
Peggy Grodinksy

Already in an Unpredictable Business, Farmers Face More Uncertainties

As planting season looms, Maine's producers wonder what to plant, how much to plant, and how to sell it safely.
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April 24, 2020
Articles
Amy Sowder

Side Delights Potato Packaging Receives Design Award

Side Delights, Fresh Solutions Network brand, won its third packaging design award in five years from Graphic Design USA’s 57th American Packaging Design Awards.
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April 24, 2020
Articles

UNF Awarded Grant for Autonomous Ag Robotics

The University of North Florida College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, in collaboration with the University of Central Floridaa, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for collaborative research in the use of autonomous
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April 22, 2020
Articles

AMVAC Hires Commercial Product Manager

AMVAC recently welcomed Micah Scanga as commercial product manager for potatoes and high-value crop segments.
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April 22, 2020
Articles
Andy Walker

P.E.I.’s 2020 Potato Acreage Dependent on Contracts

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic brought physical meetings to a standstill, the board of directors of United Potato Growers of Canada held a face-to-face meeting in Ottawa to review potato stocks and discuss the market situation across the country.
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April 22, 2020
Articles
Thomas Clouse

Shutdown Hammers Potato, Dairy Industries

The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has slammed broadside against the Washington dairy and potato industries, with both facing the prospect of dumping product because markets have disappeared.
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April 21, 2020
Articles

NPC Reacts to Ag Relief Measures

“... a down payment on those efforts that will require additional resources and flexibility to deliver the necessary relief for our great potato industry.”
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April 21, 2020
Articles
Sean Ellis

Pandemic Could Force Down Idaho Potato Acres

Total acres of Idaho’s iconic potato crop could decrease significantly this year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
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April 21, 2020
Articles

USDA Holds Virtual Career Expo for Kansas City Jobs

ERS and NIFA are partnering with University of Missouri to host a joint Virtual Career Expo on April 28.
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April 21, 2020
Articles

Grimmway to Ship Fresh Potato Crop

Organic reds and golds available next week; fingerlings and russets shipping soon
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April 17, 2020
Articles

Michigan Study Focuses on Controlling Volunteer Potatoes

For many potato growers, winter weather set in before all fields could be harvested. In regions where winters are mild and soil temperatures are not cold enough to kill tubers left in the field, tubers can survive to overwinter and become a serious weed p
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April 17, 2020
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Tong E-TIP Box Tipper

The next-generation E-TIP box tipper is built upon a patent-pending design featuring an innovatively designed crop-retaining lid for the gentlest handling, alongside an energy-efficient all-electric drive system.
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April 16, 2020
Articles
Michael Staton

Repairing Harvest Ruts This Spring: Recommendations for repairing harvest ruts prior to planting without causing further soil compaction.

Recommendations for repairing harvest ruts prior to planting without causing further soil compaction.
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April 16, 2020
Articles
Joe Parris

Idaho Farm Gives away Potatoes so They Don't Go to Waste

Cranney Farms in Oakley has thousands of pounds of potatoes they were expecting to sell and can't. Instead of dumping them, they gave them away.
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April 16, 2020
Articles, Irrigation

Irrigation Association Awards Scholarships

The Irrigation Association recently announced the winners of its 2020 scholarship program. In its fourth year, the program awarded 22 scholarships to deserving recipients studying and pursuing careers in the irrigation field.
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April 15, 2020
Herbicide, New Products

UPL Expands Interline Herbicide

EPA approval for use on all glufosinate-resistant crops enables growers more flexibility in crop protection decisions for 2020.
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April 15, 2020
Articles

Coronavirus Statement from NPC

Amid the COVID-19 crisis and its hammering of the foodservice industry, the National Potato Council is working to ensure the U.S. potato industry stays strong and vibrant.
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April 15, 2020
Articles
Jill Rittenberg, Global Marketing Manager, Potatoes USA

Packed with Power: Potatoes fuel runners on Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon courses

Potatoes fuel runners on Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon courses
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April 15, 2020
Articles
Robert Arnason

North American Potato Acreage Expected to Plummet

The situation changes every day, but potato acres in Canada and the United States could take a dramatic hit in 2020.
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April 15, 2020
Fungicide, New Products

Tips for Controlling Multiple Potato Diseases

Even the best-tended potatoes face threats from soilborne fungal pathogens. Syngenta’s Kiran Shetty, technical development lead for potatoes, has tips for controlling two of the most common and serious potato diseases that you may face this season.
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April 15, 2020
Articles
David Marino Jr.

Maine Processor Providing 5,000 Food Boxes

Pineland Farms Potato Company is giving out 5,000 free boxes of food at various locations across Aroostook County in northern Maine.
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April 14, 2020
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

How Much Do You Really Know?: Inelastic demand and its impact on your farm’s profitability

Inelastic demand and its impact on your farm’s profitability
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April 14, 2020
Articles

University of Idaho Diagnostic Services during COVID-19

University of Idaho Extension is still accepting samples, though the method differs from normal times.
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April 14, 2020
Articles
Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council

Unintentional Barriers: Registrations and their impacts on U.S. potato exports

Registrations and their impacts on U.S. potato exports
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April 14, 2020
New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

Product: GOW Aluminum Trailer Inserts

Using industry-leading technology, GOW aluminum inserts allow growers to move product easily and efficiently.
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April 14, 2020
Articles

Retail Demand for Dehydrated Potato Products Skyrockets

While food manufacturers supplying to foodservice are suffering from lost revenue and layoffs, companies primarily serving retail customers are faced with exactly the opposite.
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April 13, 2020
New Products

New Product: Low-Flow Fill Station by Dilution Solutions

Dilution Solutions has designed a Low-Flow Fill Station to dilute and apply concentrated disinfectants.
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April 13, 2020
Articles
Shaista Karim

Pathogen Detection: The first steps in managing a disease like Dickeya

The first steps in managing a disease like Dickeya
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April 13, 2020
Articles, Irrigation

The Checklist

Preventative maintenance on irrigation equipment is pivotal to the success of your operation.
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April 13, 2020
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Seizing the Future

Simplot and Yield10 partner to utilize AI and gene editing to ensure the potato industry’s success in the future
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April 13, 2020
Articles
Kevin Hammill, Chief Commercial Officer, Marrone Bio Innovations

As America Comes to a Halt, Farmers Head to the Fields

While most harbor at home, our farmers continue to tend to the crops and animals, doing their part to ensure a safe and reliable food supply for consumers here and around the world. Now, more than ever, we need a highly functioning and safe agricultural s
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April 09, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Virtual Tractor Parade to Continue Tradition

The 2020 California Antique Farm Equipment Show has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, but organizers will continue one of the most beloved show features, the tractor parade, through virtual means.
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April 08, 2020
Articles

Anuvia Names Renninger CFO

Anuvia Plant Nutrients announces that Kyle Renninger is joining the company as its chief financial officer.
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April 08, 2020
Articles, Herbicide

Howdy, Partner: Determining the best tank-mix partners for effective weed control

Determining the best tank-mix partners for effective weed control
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April 08, 2020
Herbicide, New Products

Herbicide Buyers’ Guide

These days, weeds are smarter than ever, always finding new ways to fight back. With the help of the products in our buyers’ guide, you can keep those pesky plant pests at bay.
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April 07, 2020
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Fifty Shades of Brown

Farm country is as colorful a place as you’ll ever see.
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April 07, 2020
Articles, Grower of the Month
Joe Kertzman, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association

Spreading Their Wings

For young producers, leaving the farm for school or work and eventually returning has its benefits.
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April 07, 2020
Articles

Syngenta Accepting Entries for #RootedinAg Contest: Participants must submit entries by June 30.

Participants must submit entries by June 30.
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April 07, 2020
Articles

Diverting Supply from Foodservice to Retail during the Coronavirus Crisis

An update from the North American RaboResearch team focuses on how the processing and distribution segments of the food supply chain are responding to the dislocation in food demand.
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April 07, 2020
Articles
Mikkel Pates

Livestock, Specialty Crop Growers Look to CARES Act Relief

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., conducted an online agricultural roundtable with two top USDA officials on April 4 to hear from several farm organization and commodity specific concerns involving the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) A
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April 06, 2020
Articles, Potato Equipment

Agri-Service Receives Dealer Excellence Award

Twin Falls, Idaho-based Agri-Service was recently recognized by AGCO Corporation for achieving a five-star rating in its 2019 Dealer Excellence Program, AGCO’s annual dealer evaluation review.
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April 06, 2020
Articles
Sean Ellis

First Glimpse of Idaho Farmers' 2020 Planting Intentions

The coronavirus outbreak has not slowed Idaho farmers' plans to produce food this year.
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April 03, 2020
Articles

Anuvia Names Byrum Director of Government Affairs

Anuvia Plant Nutrients announces that Jim Byrum is joining the company as director of government affairs. In his new position, Byrum will be responsible for interacting with policy leaders within government and NGOs about Anuvia and the opportunities pres
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April 03, 2020
Articles

NPC Urges SBA to Include Ag Businesses in Disaster Loan Program

The National Potato Council joined 30 agriculture organizations and businesses yesterday calling on the U.S. Small Business Administration to include agricultural businesses in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
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April 02, 2020
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Reinke SAC VRI

Prescriptions are easy to create, eliminating time and expense for growers.
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April 02, 2020
Articles
Erin Burns & Chris Long

Options for Controlling Volunteer Potatoes

Volunteer potatoes can be hard to manage. Here are a few options for control and daughter tuber suppression.
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April 02, 2020
Event Calendar

Ag World Still Planning on Hosting Golf Classic

The 7th Annual Ag World Golf Classic is still scheduled to take place June 2 in Kennewick, Wash., and June 4 in Moses Lake, Wash.
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April 02, 2020
Articles

Produce Associations Urge Market Stabilization Plan

In a March 30 letter to secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue, more than 75 produce associations urged USDA to take quick action to develop a market stabilization plan that fulfills the intent of the congressional stimulus plan passed last week to help bu
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April 02, 2020
Articles
Rosalie Tennison

Canada Searches for Climate Change-Resistant Varieties

The heat is on to identify potato varieties that can thrive through climate change.
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April 01, 2020
Articles
Katie Sehl

AI Could Aid Chip Manufacturers in Flavoring

For big chip manufacturers, to be innovative at scale requires artificial intelligence. The company’s culinary experts and scientists make decisions informed by a custom-built engine that monitors social media, retail sales, restaurant trends, and news an
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