January 22, 2021
Articles

National Potato Promotion Board Members Appointed

The USDA announced the appointment of 31 individuals to serve on the National Potato Promotion Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms.
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January 22, 2021
Articles

Ag Groups Endorse Nomination of New EPA Administrator

This week, 23 national agricultural organizations sent a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee backing Michael Regan to serve as EPA administrator.
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January 21, 2021
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, New Products

Oro Agri Acquired by Rovensa

Portugal-based Rovensa has acquired Oro Agri, Inc., a global leader in bio-rational crop protection and adjuvant technology.
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January 21, 2021
New Products, Potato Harvesting

New Product: HarvestMaster Casma Potato Yield Monitor

Casma helps to maximize resources and profitability each potato harvest
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January 21, 2021
Articles

Farm Bureau, Feeding America Partner on #StillFarming Campaign

The American Farm Bureau Federation is launching a new effort to address food insecurity while celebrating the strength of the U.S. food supply and commitment of America’s farmers and ranchers to keep it strong.
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January 21, 2021
Articles, New Products

Harvust Wins Ag Innovation Challenge

Harvust is the winner of the seventh annual Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge, becoming the 2021 Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year.
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January 21, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar, Irrigation

National Ground Water Association Announces National Groundwater Awareness Week

Week of activities March 7-13 seeks to increase advocacy for the protection of groundwater
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January 21, 2021
Articles, New Products

Farmobile Works with Ag Retailers to Optimize Profitability

Organizations work together to help retailers realize the full value of real-time data across a mixed fleet.
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January 20, 2021
Articles

USDA Announces Key Staff Appointments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.
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January 20, 2021
Articles

Motion Industries Rebrands

Motion Industries, Inc. will now operate under the brand name Motion. The move to rebrand is intended to solidify the company’s structure and advance its position in the marketplace.
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January 19, 2021
Articles

Perdue Grateful to Have Served as Ag Secretary

Sonny Perdue’s days as U.S. secretary of agriculture are winding down, but the Georgia native says he’s grateful to have had the chance to lead the USDA.
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January 18, 2021
New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

New Product: Amity Crop Chaser Multi-Crop Dump Carts

Amity Technology introduces Crop Chaser dump carts, designed to improve logistics of many harvest operations, including silage, grain and specialty crops.
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January 18, 2021
New Products

New Product: ARaymond Biodegradable Fastening Solutions

Plastics play key roles in the farming and greenhouse business—and leave behind a lot of waste every year. ARaymond is providing solutions to remedy that.
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January 18, 2021
Articles

Dept. of Labor Modernizes H-2A Program

The final rule will streamline the H-2A application process by mandating electronic filing of job orders and applications.
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January 18, 2021
Articles

High-Tech Tools

Hyperspectral imaging project at University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to improve potato growers’ fertilizer use
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January 16, 2021
Articles
Greg Killian

Planting Seeds of Awareness

How precision farming addresses challenges in agriculture and world hunger
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January 16, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Water & Sun

SunRain teams with Simplot, Netafim to research drip irrigation
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January 16, 2021
Articles
Florencia Colella, Michigan State University Extension

Making the Transition

A quick guide to the tools you need for a successful farm business transition
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January 15, 2021
Articles, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

Time is Money

Going mobile for efficiency with Lockwood’s mobile equipment
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January 15, 2021
Articles
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

A Unique Holiday Season

Idaho potatoes remain a staple, even as people found new ways to celebrate the holidays.
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January 15, 2021
Articles
Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council

Lessons from 2020

The past year’s impact on the industry and NPC
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January 15, 2021
Articles

Farm Bureau Establishes 2021 Policies

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 102nd Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2021.
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January 14, 2021
Fungicide, New Products

New Product: BioSafe Guarda Bactericide/Fungicide

Guarda is a liquid bactericide/fungicide that fits perfectly into BioSafe Systems’ line of over 30 sustainable products for agriculture and horticulture crop protection.
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January 14, 2021
Articles, Seed Potatoes

In the Beginning...

A state-by-state look at the North American seed potato industry
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January 14, 2021
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Masters of Business Administration?

The most important consideration in making a farm profitable
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January 14, 2021
New Products, Potato Equipment

Planting & Tillage Equipment Buyers' Guide

Believe it or not, planting season will be upon us soon. Our planting and tillage equipment buyers’ guide should point you in the right direction for the best equipment for your operation.
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January 14, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar
Nora Olsen, Mike Thornton, Joseph Sagars & Jason Thomas

Change of Venue

Idaho Potato Conference takes advantage of virtual format
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January 14, 2021
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Nina Zidack, Montana Seed Potato Certification Program

Investing in Quality

Montana seed potato growers enhance Idaho potato revenue through certification program
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January 14, 2021
Articles

New Grant Cycle Opens to Farmer Veterans

Farmer Veteran Coalition announces its 2021 grant application is open through February 14th
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January 14, 2021
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Drexel X-NBPT Nitrogen Stabilizer

Drexel’s X-NBPT is a nitrogen stabilizer formulated to slow the conversion of urea to potatoes’ available nitrogen, thereby reducing nitrogen loss due to volatilization.
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January 13, 2021
Event Calendar

Ag World Golf Classic 2021 Registration Open

Ag World Support Systems invites all industry members to join them the for 8th Annual Ag World Golf Classic.
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January 12, 2021
Articles

P.E.I. Researcher Identifying Genes Related to Potato Scabbing

A Prince Edward Island-based researcher is unlocking the genetic makeup of potatoes in an effort to develop a variety that is resistant to common scab disease.
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January 11, 2021
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Idaho Seed Brokers Merge

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January 11, 2021
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: DOWNS CropVision Optical Grader

The new generation of optical grader for unwashed potatoes
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January 10, 2021
50 for 50

50 for 50: Spudnik Equipment Company

Spudnik has become perhaps the premier manufacturer of potato harvest and handling equipment in North America. From the beginning, the company has been led by its twin guiding principles of innovation and quality.
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January 08, 2021
50 for 50, Articles

50 for 50: Louis Wysocki

Louis Wysocki and the Wysocki Family of Companies are recognized for savvy agricultural insights, strong business acumen and untiring efforts on behalf of Wisconsin and American agriculture.
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January 08, 2021
Articles

Potato Sales Show Continued Growth

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January 07, 2021
Articles

Motion Industries Breaks Ground for New Facility

Motion Industries, Inc. recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned shop facility in Irondale, Ala.
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January 07, 2021
Articles

Daniels Joins Idaho Potato Commission

Mark Daniels, a produce veteran with 35 years of industry experience, has joined the Idaho Potato Commission as retail promotion director-Southeast.
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January 05, 2021
Articles

Why Advertise with Potato Grower?

Even after 50 years, we at Potato Grower still have a duty to fulfill: to continue being the voice of the potato industry, providing our farmers with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to succeed.
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January 05, 2021
Articles
Keith Ridler

New Rules Issued for Idaho PCN Quarantines

The USDA late last week released the final rule that takes effect at the end of January. It sets out years-long criteria for killing off pale cyst nematodes and reopening quarantined fields to production.
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January 05, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

PERC Highlights Customizable, Reliable Irrigation Engines

Reliable Horsepower engines are built for longevity and durability, which begins at the first stages of the engineering process, followed by vigorous product testing and application review.
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January 04, 2021
Articles, 50 for 50

50 for 50: The J.R. Simplot Company

Young J.R. Simplot was armed with keen entrepreneurial instincts, constant curiosity, boundless energy and an irrepressible drive. Through the years, J.R.’s belief in the promise of the possible helped him diversify his efforts into a global food and agri
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January 04, 2021
Articles, Potato Equipment
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Road Trip!

When COVID-19 rendered business as usual impossible, Rietveld Equipment took their show on the road—literally.
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January 04, 2021
Articles, 50 for 50
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: R.D. Offutt

More than 50 years after putting their first seed potato in the ground, Fargo, N.D.-based R.D. Offutt Farms remains family-owned and –operated. It has grown to include farming operations that produce more than 50,000 acres of potatoes each year.
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January 04, 2021
Articles, Grower of the Month
Bob Mattive & Lyla Davis

High-Elevation Legacy

For 100 years, the Worley family has thrived growing potatoes in the rich soils of Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
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January 04, 2021
Event Calendar

Calendar: Idaho Potato Conference

Plan to attend the 53rd virtual Idaho Potato Conference Jan. 19-21, 2021.
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January 04, 2021
Articles, 50 for 50

50 for 50: National Potato Promotion Board

Since being formed in 1972, the National Potato Promotion Board (now known as Potatoes USA) has taken on many of the challenges facing the U.S. potato industry and has adapted its approach and name to meet them.
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January 04, 2021
Articles

Millions of Farmers Embrace CIP-Bred Potatoes Worldwide

Over the last 10 years, potato production in seven Asian countries has risen by more than 50 percent with major help coming from plant breeders at the International Potato Center.
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January 04, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar
National Potato Council

Potato LEAF Reaches $2 Million Founders Society Goal

Foundation announces virtual Institute Alumni Summit, July 13-15
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