March 31, 2021
Articles

Potatoes USA Elects 2021-22 Leadership

Idaho's Jaren Raybould elected chairman
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March 31, 2021
Articles
Carol Deptolla

Milwaukee Chip Company Uses Local Wisconsin Potatoes

When Michael Moeller decided in 2019 that he wanted locally made potato chips for Milwaukee, he had no idea just how local they could be.
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March 31, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

Updated Label Approved for Mastercop Fungicide

The EPA has approved changes to the label of Adama's Mastercop fungicide/bactericide that were made to help growers better protect their crops from harmful diseases. Individual state approvals are still pending.
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March 31, 2021
Articles, Potato Equipment

Double L Acquired by Idaho Investors

Double L, a prominent manufacturer of farm equipment in the Intermountain West, announced March 25 that it has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by a group of Idaho investors.
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March 31, 2021
Articles
Anna King

PNW Growers Take Hit on Contracts

Frozen potato processors are set to pay Northwest potato farmers less this year.
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March 30, 2021
Articles

Idaho's First Intermodal Rail Terminal to Be in Pocatello

Terminal’s rail access improves export economics for Idaho producers and shippers
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March 30, 2021
Articles

NPC, Ag Groups Raise Alarm on U.S.-Mexico Trade Relationship

Deteriorating relationship impacting competitiveness of U.S. agriculture
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March 30, 2021
Articles

ARS Launches Site for Science-Minded Students

AgLab, a new science-education website operated by USDA's Agricultural Research Service, is now "open for business" to student and educators.
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March 30, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: Miller Research

Miller Research performs about 60 potato research trials a year. Each is meticulously specific and targeted toward solving real-world production problems.
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March 30, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

100+ Farms Supported through Propane Farm Incentive Program

The Propane Education & Research Council recently surpassed 100 financial incentives given to producers for new propane equipment purchases through its Propane Farm Incentive Program.
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March 30, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products
Lisa Stiffler

AgTech Startup Draws on Farm Roots

The Wallace bothers' new company builds on family tradition stretching back to the original Wallace potato farm on the west coast of Ireland in the 1700s.
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March 30, 2021
Articles

USDA Announces Gonzales as Assistant Secretary for Administration

Oscar Gonzales was appointed yesterday by President Joe Biden to serve as assistant secretary for administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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March 26, 2021
Herbicide, New Products

Herbicide Buyers' Guide

Since the day Adam and Eve left Eden, farmers have had to contend with weeds encroaching on their crops’ territory. With the help of the products in our buyers’ guide, you can keep them at bay.
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March 26, 2021
50 for 50, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: Black Gold Farms

A willingness to adapt and innovate has been a driving force behind Black Gold Farms’ continuing success.
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March 23, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer
Mike Thornton, UI Southwest Idaho R&E Centers

The Right Dose

Learning to use plant growth regulators in potato production
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March 22, 2021
Articles
Ryan Baker, Open Advisors

“Down the Road” is Here

Despite what you may have heard about changing tax laws, the opportunity to avoid paying unnecessary tax remains substantial in early 2021.
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March 22, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Meristem, Planet Earth Agronomy Team Up to Develop Biologicals

Planet Earth becomes Meristem’s ally in helping farmers gain access to the latest beneficial and field-ready microbials
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March 22, 2021
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Reaching the Summit : Overview of 2021 Potato Business Summit

Overview of 2021 Potato Business Summit
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March 21, 2021
Articles
Kayla Dome, Global Marketing Manager, Potatoes USA

Getting the Whole Picture: Potatoes at retail: a total store study

Potatoes at retail: a total store study
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March 20, 2021
Articles, New Products

ATV Farms Installs Wyma Sorting Equipment

Canada’s ATV Farms has this week selected Wyma Solutions to deliver two large post-harvest vegetable grading and packing lines.
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March 19, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, New Products
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

A Leg Up

BASF's Provysol fungicide provides great control of early blight
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March 19, 2021
Articles

NPC Commends House Passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Urges Senate to take up effort to enact long-term ag labor solutions
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March 19, 2021
Articles

Vilsack Calls for Structural Changes in U.S. Food Distribution Systems

Part of this effort will involve reassessing the Farmers to Families food box program, a $5.5 billion initiative launched last year.
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March 18, 2021
Articles

Idaho Couple Makes Chips ‘From Farm to Bag’

Ladd and Zoey Wahlen launched Roots Potato Chips with a vision of providing a healthy, local snack while giving back to the community.
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March 18, 2021
Articles

Crop Insurance Basics: Incentives

In the world of agriculture, the public-private crop insurance system is often used as an incentive vehicle.
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March 17, 2021
Insecticide, New Products

New Product Averland FC Insecticide

Convenient nematode protection in potatoes with Vive's Averland FC
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March 17, 2021
Articles

UPL Joins UN Global Compact

UPL Ltd. announces its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact initiative — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
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March 17, 2021
New Products

New Product: Dosatron D40MZ Series Injectors

Dosatron International, LLC has officially launched its new series of water-powered chemical injectors.
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March 16, 2021
Articles

USDA Seeks Partner-Led Conservation Projects

USDA is seeking proposals to fund new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s Alternative Funding Arrangements that take innovative and non-traditional approaches to conservation solutions at the local, regional and landscap
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March 16, 2021
Articles

Syngenta Announces Site for North American Crop Protection Headquarters

Syngenta expects to invest $68 million in a new office complex with renovated lab facilities to support its 750 local work force, expected to be fully completed in 2024.
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March 15, 2021
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, New Products

Products: UPL Potato Portfolio

UPL's robust portfolio consists of innovative biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions for potatoes that are designed to maximize growers' ROI.
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March 14, 2021
50 for 50, Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: Warren Henninger

Henninger founded Ag World Support Systems, a private, third-party service focused on commodity inspection, sampling and analysis. The company services potato facilities across North America.
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March 13, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

Fungicide Buyers' Guide

Over the years, growers, researchers and chemical reps have worked tirelessly to develop sustainable, economical solutions to the problems posed by these fungal maladies. Potato Grower’s fungicide buyers’ guide showcases a few of those solutions.
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March 12, 2021
Articles
Frank Muir, IPC President

The Show Must Go On

New circumstances don’t change the mission of Idaho potatoes.
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March 12, 2021
Articles
James Woodhall, University of Idaho

Finding the Culprit

Latest developments in soil-borne disease detection
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March 12, 2021
Articles
Sarah Ehrlich

The More You Know

Agricultural research and development typically returns a minimum of $20 for every $1 invested. The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee is committed to the importance of potato research in Colorado.
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March 11, 2021
Articles, New Products
Stephen Heckeroth, Founder & CEO, Solectrac

Cleaning Up the Agricultural Sector

Electric tractors have potential to create healthier fields, farmers and communities
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March 11, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Company Announced: New Dawn Crop Performance

New Dawn Crop Performance's line of crop production solutions is designed to serve North and South Dakota farmers with the quality crop inputs needed to boost yields and improve return on investment.
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March 11, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Farm Budgets: Planning Now for Profits

March 30 webinar will discuss the various nuances of farm profitability.
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March 11, 2021
Fertilizer, New Products

Fertilizer & Growth Promoter Buyers’ Guide

Even barring disease and drought, it takes a lot to produce a successful crop of potatoes. Here, you’ll find much of the latest technology in growth promotion for potatoes.
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March 11, 2021
Articles

Motion Announces Promotions

Motion Industries announces the promotion of James Howe to executive vice president of eCommerce, sales excellence, strategic pricing and corporate accounts; and of Joe Limbaugh to executive vice president of supply chain, operations support, marketing an
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March 11, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products
Mike Williams, OMEX Agrifluids

Unintended Consequences

Don’t overlook the importance of sulfur in your fertilizer program.
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March 11, 2021
Articles
Ryan Krabill, Medius Ag

Analytic View

Online data management helps industry make good decisions faster
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March 10, 2021
Articles, New Products

FMC Invests in Scanit Technologies

Launches trials of the Scanit autonomous airborne pathogen detection sensor
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March 10, 2021
Articles

Manure Improves Soil, Microbe Community

Manure compost in arid region improved soil health, but results took more than a year
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March 10, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer

TFI Releases 2021 Policy Priorities

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today released its list of 2021 public policy priorities for working with the Biden administration, as well as a closely divided 117th Congress.
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March 09, 2021
Event Calendar

Calendar: Virtual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit

Registration is still open for the Eighth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech/AgTechX Summit on March 18-19, offering a combined emphasis on workforce challenges and the produce industry’s increasingly international scope.
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March 09, 2021
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Broken Fences

Fixing what really needs fixing
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March 09, 2021
50 for 50, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: Mark Coombs

Coombs is perhaps best known as the face of Idaho potato growers in the Idaho Potato Commission’s series of commercials that have run on national television the past 10 years.
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March 09, 2021
Articles, Insecticide

New Tech Could Offer Chemical-Free Pest Solution

USDA-ARS Scientists in Kearneysville, W.V., are using ultraviolet light to kill pests of strawberry and other fruit crops.
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March 09, 2021
Fungicide, New Products

Fighting Verticillium Wilt for More Profit

If your field has a history of soil-borne disease and Verticillium wilt, Elatus fungicide could be a powerful tool to consider for your fungicide program this year.
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March 08, 2021
Articles

Wild Potato Relatives Tapped for Late Blight Guard Duty

ARS researchers prepare to make crosses in order to move late blight resistance from a wild species into cultivated potato
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March 05, 2021
Articles, Insecticide
Nancy Russell

P.E.I. Growers Have New Pesticide to Fight Wireworm

Potato board estimates cost of wireworm damage to crops at $5 million a year
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March 05, 2021
Articles, New Products

Solinftec, Planet Provide Real-Time Agronomic Insights

Solinftec, a leader in agricultural digitalization, announces a global partnership with Planet, operator of history’s largest commercial fleet of earth observation satellites, to deliver real-time data that will further drive efficiency and transparency a
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March 05, 2021
Articles

“We Believe in Growing” Scholarship Winners Announced

World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up again for the "We Believe in Growing" scholarship, which supports local high school students who will be attending four-year universities to major in an agricultural field.
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March 05, 2021
Articles, Insecticide
Jason Thomas, Extension Educator & Entomologist, University of Idaho

Monitor Flying Insects to Improve Management

University of Idaho Extension just recently released this five-minute video (as seen above) to demonstrate a way to monitor for flying insects entering your crop or garden.
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March 05, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Nichino America Celebrates 20 Years Supporting Ag Industry

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March 04, 2021
Articles

NPC Applauds Reintroduction of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Bill provides long-term labor solutions to support American agriculture and workers
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March 04, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Syngenta Acquires Leading Biologicals Company

Valagro will continue to operate as an independent brand in the market, leveraging the resources of Syngenta to accelerate its innovation and growth.
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March 04, 2021
Articles
Susan Fisher

Making Cents of Agronomics

How growers can create budgets, prepare for in-season costs, and find the balance between highest possible yield and maximum profit potential
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March 04, 2021
Articles, Insecticide
Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont

How Do They Do It?

Epigenetic changes passed to new generations of Colorado potato beetle may explain rapid resistance
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March 03, 2021
Articles, New Products

Liphatech’s Rozol Brand Celebrates 50 Years

Since 1971, farm communities have relied on Rozol to help manage field rodents. Today, Rozol is labeled for use on ground squirrels, black-tailed prairie dogs, pocket gophers, rats, mice and voles on farms and ranches in many states.
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March 03, 2021
Articles
Sean Reilly, CFP, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Peace of Mind

How financial wellness for employees can improve the health of your farm business
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March 03, 2021
Articles, Herbicide
Sushila Chaudhari, Erin Lizotte, Amy Irish-Brown, Emily Pochubay, Michael Reinke, Benjamin Werling and Benjamin Phillips, Michigan State University Extension; and Cassandra Brown and Doug Doohan, Ohio State University

Survey to Assess Drift Damage in North-Central U.S.

Specialty crop growers are asked to fill out this survey to help us understand the impact of herbicide drift.
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March 03, 2021
50 for 50, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: Sackett Potatoes

The name Sackett has been synonymous with potatoes in central Michigan for a long time. A five-generation legacy means a lot of potatoes and a lot of Sacketts.
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March 02, 2021
Articles

New Website Resource for Idaho’s Farmers, Ranchers

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture announced today a new website resource to help Idaho producers manage, start or transition farms and ranches.
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March 02, 2021
Articles

Producers Bullish about Farmland Values

Farmers continue to report strong current economic conditions on their farms, according to the February Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.
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March 02, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

UMaine Extension to Offer Ag Research Updates

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer three research updates for the agricultural industry 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.
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March 01, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Product: Tepera Plus HD

Corn and soybean growers can upgrade their in-furrow protection with UPL's Tepera Plus HD, a liquid-fertilizer-compatible fungicide and insecticide formulation.
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March 01, 2021
Articles, Potato Storage

Blauer Joins WSU Potato Research Team

Jake Blauer is the newly hired post-harvest potato physiologist at Washington State University.
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March 01, 2021
Articles

Coalition Urges Officials to Protect Crop Insurance

A group of 58 farming, banking and conservation organizations sent letters last week to House and Senate budget and appropriations committees, as well as to secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack and leaders at the Office of Management and Budget, asking th
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March 01, 2021
Articles, New Products

Solinftec, AGCO Expand Global Partnership

Solinftec announces a global partnership with AGCO Corporation, bringing Solinftec’s real-time agricultural insights to AGCO customers around the world.
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March 01, 2021
Articles
Phil Kaatz, Michigan State University Extension

Tips for Excellence in Agriculture

Why do some farms make money while some farms lose money?
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