February 26, 2021
New Products

New Product: EnviroMonitor Frost Forecasting

EnviroMonitor, a field monitoring platform from Davis Instruments, can warn of potential frost events and send an alarm email or text message to any farmer or designated team member.
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February 26, 2021
Articles

USDA to Survey Farmers’ 2021 Planting Intentions

As the 2021 crop production season begins, NASS will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.
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February 25, 2021
Articles, New Products, Seed Potatoes

New Tri-State Potato Varieties Poised for Release

Two new potato varieties with ties to USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Aberdeen, Idaho, are poised to be released soon by the Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program.
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February 25, 2021
Articles, New Products, Seed Potatoes

Europlant Launches Lower-Carb Potato Varieties

The innovative Coronada and Montana varieties were developed through selective breeding. The average relative energy content is at least 30 percent reduced in relation to fixed standards.
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February 24, 2021
Articles

Mexico's Supreme Court Delays Decision on U.S. Fresh Potato Imports

During today’s hearing of the Mexican Supreme Court, the justice who authored the draft ruling overturning a ban on the importation of U.S. fresh potatoes asked the court to postpone a vote until next week at the earliest.
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February 24, 2021
Articles

Can People with Diabetes Eat Potatoes?

People with diabetes have long been told to avoid potatoes because of their high glycemic index value; however, scientific evidence is building that counters this notion and supports the inclusion of potatoes in a diabetic-friendly diet.
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February 24, 2021
New Products, Potato Equipment

Tong Updates Vegetable Polishing Equipment

As part of the company’s ongoing development program, Tong Engineering has unveiled several updates to its range of vegetable polishing equipment.
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February 23, 2021
Event Calendar

Calendar: IGSA Spring Swing

Registration to the 2021 Idaho Grower Shippers Association Spring Swing is now open. This year's event will be held in Las Vegas at the Aliante Casino Hotel & Spa, March 31 to April 1.
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February 23, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit: Virtual Event to 'Span the Hemisphere'

Virtual Event to 'Span the Hemisphere'
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February 23, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Commodity Classic Launches Podcast on Farm Stress, Mental Health: Available Now at CommodityClassic.com

Commodity Classic, in partnership with the National Association of Farm Broadcasters, has produced a powerful podcast program dealing with farm stress and mental health.
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February 23, 2021
Articles

Growmark Announces Michigan Essay Contest Winner

Marleigh Worden of Greenville, Mich., has been named the Michigan state winner of the 2021 Growmark essay contest for FFA members.
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February 23, 2021
Articles
Joe Parris

Idaho Ag Bounced Back after Tough Start to 2020

The pandemic hit Idaho farm operations hard in the first half of 2020 but many saw good turnarounds.
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February 22, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

NPC Elects 2021 Leadership

Maine’s Dominic LaJoie elected 2021 president
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February 22, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch

This guide is available for free in print and for download. It is particularly useful to farmers and educators considering innovative approaches to agricultural water use.
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February 18, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

A&L Biological, Aspire Food Group Partner to Develop Bio-based Fertilizers

A new for Aspire Food Group to produce and process food-grade crickets is being built in London, Ontario. A&L will participate as a partner with Aspire in the research and development of novel crop nutrition products from this facility.
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February 18, 2021
Irrigation, New Products

Irrigation Equipment Buyers' Guide

Our buyers’ guide features some of the most innovative irrigation equipment on the market, custom-made for your farm’s success.
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February 18, 2021
Articles

H-2A Program Demand Strong, Despite COVID-19

Recently released H-2A program data reveals some interesting impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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February 18, 2021
Articles

NPC Encourages Mexico’s Supreme Court to Overturn Ban on U.S. Fresh Potatoes

On Feb. 17, the Mexican Supreme Court released a draft ruling that would overturn a 2017 lower court decision preventing the Mexican federal government from implementing regulations to allow for the importation of fresh U.S. potatoes throughout the countr
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February 18, 2021
Articles

Ag Makes Gains in Emissions Reductions

New analysis of EPA data highlights agricultural emissions reductions and the importance of developing new research and technologies to capture more carbon in cropland and pastureland.
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February 18, 2021
Articles

R.D. Offutt Company Moves HQ to New Building

The company will occupy floors 1 through 5 of the recently completed mixed-use RDO Building in Fargo, N.D.
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February 17, 2021
Articles, New Products

Yanmar Upgrades Robot Tractor Series in Japan

Yanmar Agribusiness Co., Ltd. has announced the upgrades of its autonomous tractor series, which are capable of full or partially autonomous work.
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February 16, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee to Select Representatives

Nominations for producer and handler positions on the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee will be held at on March 2.
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February 16, 2021
Articles

Motion Announces Management Promotions

Motion, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions, announces seven recent promotions to key field management positions.
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February 15, 2021
Articles
Chris Hill

Gene Science Breakthrough Could Help in Late Blight Fight

UK scientists have identified a new genetic weapon in the "evolutionary arms race" to combat blight in potato crops.
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February 12, 2021
Articles

Canadian Potato Storage Holdings Down

Total Canadian potato storage holdings on Feb. 1, 2021, were 9.8 percent below the three-year average, down 5.9 million hundredweight.
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February 12, 2021
Articles

The Life and Times of Helmut Claas

Claas died on Jan. 5, 2021, at the age of 94, but his legacy as a true pioneer of agriculture will live on.
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February 11, 2021
Articles, Insecticide, New Products

Delegate WG Insecticide Registered for Potatoes, Sugarbeets

Corteva Agriscience has received U.S. EPA and state approvals for Delegate WG insecticide in potatoes and sugarbeets. Labeled insects include Colorado potato beetle, potato psyllid, worms, thrips and leafminer.
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February 11, 2021
Articles
Larry Lee

Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Funding for Potato, Cranberry Research

Wisconsin lawmakers will consider budgeting a million dollars for specialty crop research and market development.
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February 11, 2021
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: VAM WaterTech Water Purification Systems

VAM WaterTech products offer a wide scale of purification techniques that create a solution, tailored to the crop and the specific needs of each business.
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February 10, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: CSS Farms

With an official mission statement of “Growing great together” and a vision for leading the way in stewardship and solutions, CSS Farms has expanded over the years to the point it now has a presence in 13 states.
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February 09, 2021
Articles, New Products

SlantRange Now Supports DJI P4 Multispectral Sensor

SlantRange announces support for the DJI P4 Multispectral sensor within its aerial phenotyping platform for research and breeding.
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February 09, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Vive Adds New Agronomists

Two agricultural professionals recently joined Vive Crop Protection to support Vive's unique precision chemistry products.
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February 09, 2021
Articles

WPVGA Presents Annual Industry Awards

In addition to its annual Hall of Fame inductions, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) presented several other annual Industry Awards during a virtual ceremony held Feb. 2-3.
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February 09, 2021
Articles

EarthFresh Highlights Premium White Variety

EarthFresh has launched a new winter promotion highlighting its premium white potato variety, Polar White.
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February 09, 2021
Articles, New Products
Tom Karst

Compostable Potato Packaging Introduced

Arrowfarms companies Morning Kiss Organic and Gold Bell are introducing new, fully compostable paper bag potato packaging.
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February 09, 2021
Articles
Olivia Roberts

Dozens Laid Off in Wake of Washington Potato Company Fire

Sixty-two employees at Washington Potato Company have been permanently laid off following a massive fire that erupted at the plant last month.
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February 09, 2021
Articles, New Products

FarmlandFinder Announces Online Farm Sale-Leaseback Program

As part of its mission to make land sales simple, instant and online; FarmlandFinder announces a sale-leaseback program as a part of its online marketplace for farmland.
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February 08, 2021
Articles

State Ag Departments Request Spending Flexibility

Today, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture sent a letter to U.S. acting secretary of agriculture Kevin Shea to request additional flexibility for states’ use of Specialty Crop Block Grants to enhance their responses to the continu
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February 08, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

ISDA Announces Online Pesticide Applicator Exam Centers

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture announced a new effort to offer computer-based pesticide applicator examinations in testing centers throughout Idaho.
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February 08, 2021
Articles

WPVGA Inducts Marv & Norm Worzella into Hall of Fame

Longtime potato and vegetable growers Norm and Marv Worzella of Worzella & Sons, Inc. in Plover, Wis., were inducted into the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame at the industry’s annual awards ceremony held Feb. 3.
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February 08, 2021
Articles, Seed Potatoes

HZPC Americas Welcomes Derbidge

HZPC Americas Corp. has hired Aron Derbidge as sales and key account manager.
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February 08, 2021
Articles
Rachel Spacek

Parma R&E Center Receives Donation

With a $175,000 gift from Northwest Farm Credit Services, the University of Idaho Parma Research & Extension Center is a step closer to funding its much-needed upgrade.
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February 08, 2021
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Ashley Robinson

Understanding Diploid Potatoes

What are diploid potatoes, and why are breeders and processors so interested in them?
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February 08, 2021
Articles

Reviewing Importance of International Year of Plant Health

Protecting plants helps the United Nations meet many of its sustainable development goals
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February 06, 2021
Articles

UPL Recognized by Brazil Ministry of Agriculture

UPLwas awarded the More Integrity Seal from Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture. The More Integrity Seal fosters, recognizes and rewards integrity practices by agribusiness companies and cooperatives.
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February 06, 2021
50 for 50, Articles

50 for 50: Potato Variety Management Institute

The Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program is a thriving collaboration of the USDA-ARS of the three states, the University of Idaho, Oregon State University, Washington State University, and each state’s respective potato commission.
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February 05, 2021
Articles, Potato Equipment

AGCO, Universal Technical Institute Announce Agricultural Manufacturer Training Program

AGCO Corporation announces the creation of an agricultural manufacturing training program with Universal Technical Institute, the nation’s leading provider of trained technicians to the transportation industry.
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February 05, 2021
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: BioSafe Systems CalOx FT

New from BioSafe Systems, CalOx FT is an advanced liquid nutritional and crop enhancement product. It improves calcium mobility and distribution beyond traditionally applied calcium products to support better crop health and performance.
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February 05, 2021
Articles

Details for Excellence in Agriculture

Why do some farms make money while some farms lose money?
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February 05, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: Global Agriculture Technology Summit

How much agricultural technology can you digest in a 24-hour span? The Global Agriculture Technology Summit 2021 will put this to the test Feb. 16 and 17.
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February 05, 2021
Articles

Farmer, Rancher Input Critical for Climate Success

American Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall commented Jan. 27 on President Joe Biden’s executive order calling on USDA to collect input from farmers and ranchers on climate-related federal programs.
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February 05, 2021
Articles
Chris Clayton

New Senate Ag Committee Members Named

Senate leadership has announced new members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which will be evenly split with 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans.
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February 04, 2021
50 for 50, Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: Phillip Nolte

If you ever as Phil Nolte to tell you about his career in the potato industry, it’s best to be prepared for more than just a cursory, “It’s been really good.”
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February 04, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Idaho Potato Conference Sessions Available

The recorded sessions for the 2021 Idaho Potato Conference are now available for online viewing. They will be posted until the end of February.
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February 04, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Product: Biome Makers Predictive Technology

A new way to look underground enables more sustainable farming
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February 04, 2021
Articles

Soil Health Institute, Truterra Announce Collaboration

Soil Health Institute to collaborate with Truterra on TruCarbon metrics and soil sampling protocols
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February 04, 2021
Articles
Sean Ellis

The Power of the Idaho Potato Brand

In the end, 2020 was a pretty good year for Idaho’s iconic potato industry, but it sure wasn’t easy.
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February 04, 2021
Articles
Sean Ellis

UI College of Ag Moving Forward on Several Projects

Michael Parrella, dean of University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has said several times over the past five years that he did not take the position to maintain the status quo.
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February 04, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

UMaine Extension Offers Research Updates

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer five research updates specific to the agricultural industry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.
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February 02, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer

Yara Celebrates 75 Years in North America

For the past 75 years, Yara has helped farmers in North America produce better, healthier crops through nutrition fertilizers, industrial products and digital farming tools.
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February 02, 2021
Articles
Ann Bailey

Associated Potato Growers Packages RRV Potatoes for Buyers across U.S.

Seventeen farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota grow potatoes for Associated Potato Growers Inc., which is the only grower-owned potato cooperative in the Red River Valley.
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February 01, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

FMC Collaborates with Novozymes to Develop Enzyme Solutions

Collaboration will develop biological enzyme-based crop protection solutions targeting fungal and insect pests
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February 01, 2021
Articles

AGCO Launches Cover Crop Studies

AGCO agronomists to determine best practices for regenerative agriculture to optimize soil health and carbon capture
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February 01, 2021
Event Calendar

Calendar: 'MI Ag Ideas to Grow With' Virtual Conference

Individuals looking for help in making business and financial decisions will benefit from the farm business sessions being offered at this event.
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February 01, 2021
Articles
Jon LaPorte

Introduction to Fertilizer Planning for Beginning Farmers

A detailed fertilizer plan helps to meet the nutrient needs of your crop at the lowest possible cost.
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February 01, 2021
Articles

Wada Farms' Colorado Potato Supply Expected to Last through Harvest

In its Colorado operation, the company appears well-positioned to meet customers’ anticipated needs for Colorado potatoes through the beginning of the 2021 harvest.
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February 01, 2021
Articles

Exploring the Benefits of Biochar

Burning biomass in low-oxygen conditions creates biochar, a carbon-rich substance that some experts tout as the key to soil rejuvenation.
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