August 31, 2020
Articles
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

Wisconsin Specialty Potato Market Looks Strong

“We’re excited about the fall,” Rod Gumz says of his firm’s Wisconsin specialty potato season.
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August 31, 2020
Articles

Ground Broken on USDA Research Center in California

Construction of the ARS new Agricultural Research Technology Center in Salinas, Calif., kicked off Aug. 26.
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August 31, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Potato Expo 2021 Accepting Submissions for Potato Talks

Deadline extended to Sept. 15
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August 28, 2020
New Products

New Product: Great Plains Terra-Max

Offered in 20- to 40-foot models, Great Plains Ag's newest solution in its hybrid tillage lineup is designed to perform variable-intensity tillage.
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August 28, 2020
Articles, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

Dutch Company Provides Solution for Potato Sorting Dust

In an optical sorter, it’s crucial that the air be dust-free. The machine can then grade the potatoes correctly.
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August 28, 2020
Articles

California Agricultural Irrigation Association Announces Scholarship Winners

In an effort to develop the next generation of leaders, California Agricultural Irrigation Association member companies provide scholarships to students with a desire to pursue a career in the agricultural irrigation industry.
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August 28, 2020
Articles

Anuvia Placed on Inc. 5000

Anuvia Plant Nutrients has been placed 775th on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
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August 27, 2020
Articles

Ag World Golf Classic another Success

The 7th annual event raised over $91,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest. Donations are still being sought to reach the goal of $100,000.
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August 27, 2020
Articles, Herbicide, Irrigation
Rick Boydston, USDA-ARS

Yellow Nutsedge Biology & Control in Potato Rotations

The weed competes strongly for water, nutrients and light, and management practices including frequent irrigation and high nitrogen fertilization stimulate yellow nutsedge growth.
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August 26, 2020
Articles

EPA, USDA Announce Competition to Advance Ag Sustainability

The EPA and USDA announced the Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges, a joint EPA-USDA partnership and competition to advance agricultural sustainability in the U.S.
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August 26, 2020
Articles

UPL Welcomes New Marketing Managers

UPL North America recently announced the addition of Chris Nowlan and Tony Dalgliesh as marketing managers.
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August 26, 2020
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, UI potato cropping systems

Vine Kill Give and Take

Does your sense of urgency rise as harvest time approaches? Some of that stress can be relieved by setting your potato vine kill date related to desirable harvest date.
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August 26, 2020
Articles, Irrigation

P.E.I. Farmers Call on Government to Lift Ban on High-Capacity Wells

"This is a wake-up call ... to look at all our water use."
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August 26, 2020
Articles

Washington Potato Industry Averts Worst-Case Scenario

Washington State’s potato industry has lost $995,000,000 due to the pandemic, but the seemingly stratospheric figure could have been worse.
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August 26, 2020
Articles
Brian German

Lawmakers Encourage Action on Potato Dispute with Mexico

A group of U.S. senators is encouraging action to be taken in the potato dispute with Mexico.
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August 26, 2020
New Products

New Product: AGCO FendtONE Operator Interface

Next generation of popular Fendt 700 Series tractors introduced
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August 25, 2020
Articles

Growers Edge Appoints New Lending VP

Hollie Bunn joins as VP of lending operations to solve financing challenges, bring innovations to more farms
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August 24, 2020
Articles
AP

Maine Potato Growers Suffer through Dry Summer

Potato farmers are worried about their crops as northern Maine experiences one of the driest summers on record.
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August 20, 2020
Articles

AGCO Announces Chairman/CEO Succession

Martin Richenhagen to retire; Eric Hansotia appointed chairman and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2021
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August 20, 2020
Articles
Rebecca Copley

Colorado Growers Optimistic for Harvest

Despite 2020 being a difficult year in many respects, potato growers in south-central Colorado’s San Luis Valley have been able to raise what appears to be a very good crop.
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August 20, 2020
Articles

Senators Call for More Access for Fresh Potato Exports to Mexico

U.S. Senators Mike Crapo, Jim Risch and Cory Gardner are calling on ag secretarySonny Perdue and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer to continue to advocate for increased access for U.S. fresh potato exports to Mexico.
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August 19, 2020
New Products

New Product: FarmSense Smart Pest Monitoring System

New digital sensor features remote field monitoring, real-time insect classification
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August 19, 2020
Articles

Delaware Family Dives into Potato Production

From 2007 to now, Brandon and Ashley Bonk have grown their Delaware farm from nothing to 5,500 acres.
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August 19, 2020
Articles

BioSafe Adds Soil Treatment Specialist

BioSafe Systems recently welcomed Ray Austin, a soil treatment specialist based out of Florida, to its team.
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August 19, 2020
Articles, New Products, Smorgasbord

New Potato Variety to Debut in Stores This Fall

RPE brings Golden Red to market after 12 years in development
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August 18, 2020
Articles

UPL Opens OpenAg Center

UPL Ltd. recently announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art research and development hub in Research Triangle Park, N.C
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August 18, 2020
Articles

Tasteful Selections Celebration Continues

Tasteful Selections, as part of its 10-year anniversary campaign, launches a new theme this month.
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August 18, 2020
Irrigation, New Products

Reinke, CropX Partner to Empower Producers

Companies combine strengths to provide the most advanced water prescriptions in the industry
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August 18, 2020
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Titan Hi-Dration Lug Irrigation Tire: Now available on T&L Irrigation equipment

Now available on T&L Irrigation equipment
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August 17, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

World Potato Congress Industry Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now being called for the 2021 World Potato Congress Industry Awards.
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August 17, 2020
Articles

Research Could Provide Strategy to Increased Yields

James Hutton Institute plant scientists have discovered that a specific protein encoded by the potato genome is a key component of tuberization.
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August 17, 2020
Articles

2020 Farmland Values are Stable: COVID-19 shifted the way farms were sold

COVID-19 shifted the way farms were sold
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August 17, 2020
Articles
Stephanie Gordon

High Incidence of Second Growth for Ontario’s Fresh Growers

Harvest of Ontario’s fresh market potatoes continues, but not without some heat-related issues.
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August 13, 2020
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Progress? Who Needs Progress?

Astute supply chain management can move the potato industry into the future.
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August 12, 2020
Articles
Glenn Bertram

Success in Ag Depends on the Details

Margins are tight in the agriculture industry. If a grower wants to stay profitable, it’s important to take an informed, detail-oriented approach to each season.
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August 12, 2020
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Let’s Keep It Civil

Turmoil may garner most of the attention, but it doesn’t need to reign supreme.
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August 11, 2020
Articles
Ben Harris & John Toaspern

No Small Comfort

Where diets offer empty promises, potatoes give people their deserved fill.
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August 11, 2020
Articles
Linda Schott & Mike Thornton

Picture of Health

Why all the discussion about soil health?
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August 10, 2020
Articles
Tyrell Marchant with contributions from the Henninger family and Ag World Support Systems

The Quiet Fighter

Warren Henninger spent his life standing up not only for the potato industry, but for those in need.
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August 10, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Registration Open for World Potato Congress 2021

The 11th World Potato Congress will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from May 31 to June 3, 2021.
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August 09, 2020
Articles
Darcy Maulsby

Driving Demand for U.S. Ag Exports

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. ag exports fundamentals are sound and recent trade deals hold promise for future gains.
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August 08, 2020
Articles

Vote for in Syngenta's #RootedinAg Contest

Read finalists' entries and vote for a winner through Sept.15
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August 07, 2020
Articles
European Space Agency

Satellites Provide Crucial Crop Data during COVID-19

Millions of people around the world face hunger every day. Satellites are helping to alleviate the situation by providing crucial information to monitor crop growth and harvesting from space.
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August 07, 2020
Articles
Jim Offner

Wisconsin’s Organic Potatoes Got Boost from Pandemic

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August 06, 2020
Articles

Alsum Farms Kicks Off Wisconsin Potato Harvest

Wisconsin red and yellow potato harvest is underway at Alsum Farms in Arena, Wis., with the first loads being washed, graded and packed for fresh market delivery to distribution centers and retail grocers the first full week of August.
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August 05, 2020
Articles
Jim Offner

High Expectations for Wisconsin Grower-Shippers

Wisconsin potato grower-shippers seemed to be headed into a healthy market as they prepared to dig their first new-crop spuds.
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August 05, 2020
Articles
Jake Putnam

Eastern Snake Aquifer Volume Up in 2020

The Idaho Water Resource Board's latest analysis of aquifer water levels shows that the volume of water stored in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer has increased more than 350,000 acre-feet this year and 2.2 million acre-feet in the last five years.
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August 05, 2020
Articles
Sean Ellis

Revisions to Farm Relief Program Could Help Potato Growers

The recent revisions that USDA made to its coronavirus farm relief program are expected to provide some relief to potato farmers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
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August 04, 2020
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Bagging, Packing & Shipping Equipment Buyers' Guide

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August 04, 2020
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Valley Acquires PrecisionKing

Acquisition strengthens Valley’s position in the Delta region, technology leadership and flood irrigation monitoring
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August 04, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

IGSA Convention Canceled

Originally scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 5, the event will not be held for only the second time in its 92-year history.
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August 03, 2020
Articles

Motion Industries Announces Acquisitions

Motion Industries has entered into agreements to acquire TRC Hydraulics, a Canadian-based supplier of hydraulic products and services, and F&L Industrial Solutions, Inc., a distributor of T-slotted aluminum extrusion components.
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August 03, 2020
Articles

A Day on the Links: 30th Annual Potato Grower Golf Tournament

30th Annual Potato Grower Golf Tournament was held July 20.
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August 03, 2020
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Morgan Mitchell & David Marino Jr.

Maine Growers Advocate for Harvest Break

Students in Aroostook County, Maine, have been excused from classes for two to three weeks each fall to work for farmers during the annual potato harvest.
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August 03, 2020
Articles
Rand Green

Wada Farms Anticipates Quality Onion, Potato Crops

In contrast to the challenging weather issues growers in Idaho and eastern Oregon faced during the 2019 growing season, this year “Mother Nature has been very kind.”
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August 03, 2020
Articles
Chris Stewart

Growers Worry Struggles Could Last Past End of Pandemic

Though the federal government has stepped in to help the potato industry, some farmers say their struggles could last long after the pandemic.
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