May 31, 2021
50 for 50
Mark Klompien, President/CEO, United Potato Growers of America

50 for 50: United Potato Growers of America

United Potato Growers of America was formed in March 2005 as a federated farmer cooperative to build a database and potato market models around supply and demand for fresh potatoes.
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May 28, 2021
Articles

Rondon Named Pest Management Center Director

Silvia Rondon has been named as the new director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center.
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May 28, 2021
Articles, New Products

AGCO Collaborates with Precision Companies for Targeted Spraying

Targeted spraying technology can provide a significant reduction in herbicide use in growing crops and fallow ground, as well as night and day applications.
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May 27, 2021
Articles, Irrigation

Smart Irrigation Month Coming in July

Irrigation Association to focus on sustainable solutions during July’s Smart Irrigation Month
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May 26, 2021
Articles

Results of 2021 Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey

In response to questions from Maine’s agricultural producers on area wages, pay, and benefits, a survey for farmer-owners with employees was developed.
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May 26, 2021
Articles, New Products

Väderstad Acquires AGCO-Amity

AGCO-Amity JV, LLC, the company that markets the well-known brand names of Concord, Wil-Rich and Wishek, has been acquired by Swedish company Väderstad AB.
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May 25, 2021
Articles
Sean Ellis

U.S.-Mexico Potato Battle Takes Another Turn

The group that represents Mexico’s potato industry could be attempting to throw up a roadblock that could slow down or potentially stop the importation of fresh U.S. potatoes into all of Mexico.
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May 24, 2021
Articles

Farm2050 Coalition Launches Nutrient Technology Trialing Platform

Finistere Ventures leads global initiative with primary industry leaders to validate innovations with the most environmental and economic promise
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May 24, 2021
Articles
Georgia Jiang, ARS Office of Communications

ARS Scientists Sample the Skies with the Suction Trap Network

Peppered across several states, approximately 30 of these “bug vacuums” have whirred away since 2005.
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May 21, 2021
Articles

Idaho Lamb Weston Addition to Make Chopped, Formed Potato Products

The new facility will commence with production in early 2022, and 70 additional workers will be hired to staff it.
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May 20, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Optimizing Savings, Convenience of Propane

Propane Education & Council recommends producers establish a strong line of communication with propane suppliers now to lock in best savings.
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May 19, 2021
Articles, New Products

How NACHURS Foliar Program Can Help Your Farm

NACHURS recommendation is "Every Crop. Every Acre. Every Time."
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May 19, 2021
Articles
Dana Rady, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association

Menards Promotes Wisconsin Potatoes

Promotion encourages Midwest shoppers to buy local potatoes
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May 19, 2021
Articles
Ariana Taylor

Michigan Farm Looks Forward after Fire

A fire at Kitchen Farms near Elmira, Mich., destroyed several buildings at the family-owned business Monday.
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May 18, 2021
Articles

Montana Tech Engineering Students Tackle Potato Puzzler

Temperatures often fluctuated in the steam cooker that blanched potatoes at Bausch Potato. They hoped to find a way to regulate temperature so the heat was more consistent.
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May 18, 2021
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Senninger Filter Regulator

The new all-in-one Filter Regulator from Senninger Irrigation helps prevent clogging of the small nozzles on the first few spans of a center pivot.
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May 18, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Product: Sprayer Calibrator Model SC-2 from Innoquest

Sprayer Calibrator Model SC-2 boasts new features, increased capacity and higher accuracy over previous model
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May 17, 2021
50 for 50, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: Pieper Farms/Plant Grow Harvest

“We’re not here just to make a quick buck. We’re here to forge successful partnerships throughout the potato industry.”
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May 17, 2021
Articles, New Products

Arva Intelligence, Planet to Offer High-Resolution Satellite Imaging

Allows growers to more closely monitor crops in real time
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May 17, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Barry Kaye

Klamath Basin Drought Leaves Farmers Caught in the Middle

As a historic drought ravages farms and ranches throughout the Klamath Basin on the California-Oregon border there are visible signs of the calamity everywhere.
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May 14, 2021
Articles

Gowan Purchases Piemme, Isagro

Gowan Company announces the close of the agreement to purchase all the capital of Piemme S.r.l., the first step in Gowan Company’s plan to purchase all shares of Isagro S.p.A.
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May 14, 2021
Articles

Ag Issues on USTR Ambassador’s Radar

Katherine Tai spent several hours this week before members of Congress outlining the Biden administration’s trade policy.
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May 13, 2021
Articles

Rain Bird to Sponsor IA Scholarship

Rain Bird Corporation will be the exclusive sponsor of the Irrigation Association's 2022-2026 workforce development scholarship program.
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May 12, 2021
Articles

Canadian Potato Storage Holdings Well Below 3-Year Average

Total Canadian potato storage holdings on May 1 were 12.5 percent below the three-year average, or almost 4 million hundredweight less.
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May 12, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Book by Former Ag Secretary Glickman

In his new book, 'Laughing at Myself,' former secretary of agriculture Dan Glickman tells his story of a classical family background, religious heritage and “Midwestern-nice” roots, and how it all led to a long and successful career in public office.
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May 12, 2021
Insecticide, New Products

New Product: FMC Vantacor Insect Control

Help keep Lepidopteran pests like Colorado potato beetle, cabbage looper and armyworm from eating away at your profits with Vantacor insect control powered by Rynaxypyr active.
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May 11, 2021
Articles

Syngenta #RootedinAg Contest Open

Honor your mentor through Syngenta's popular #RootedinAg contest
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May 11, 2021
Articles

U.S. Potato Exports Face Many Challenges

Exports of potatoes from the U.S. have seen a great deal of adversity in the current marketing year.
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May 11, 2021
Articles, Irrigation

IA Awards Scholarships

In its fifth year, the Irrigation Association's scholarship program awarded 10 scholarships to deserving recipients studying and pursuing careers in the irrigation field.
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May 11, 2021
Articles

Maine Growers Turning to More Resilient Potato Varieties

After a rough weather year in 2020, potato growers in Maine are turning to new varieties like Caribou Russet that can withstand less-than-favorable environmental conditions.
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May 11, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

New Product: Vive AZterknot Fungicide

Vive Crop Protection receives EPA approval for the world’s first three-way biological, chemical and Allosperse fungicide
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May 11, 2021
50 for 50
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

50 for 50: Gary Leever

Leever is a founding member of the Certification Section of the Potato Association of America, a body that was directly responsible for the improved standardization of certification across state lines that the industry utilizes today.
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May 10, 2021
Articles

IIEA Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association is awarding $23,000 in scholarships to 38 students for the 2021 school year.
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May 10, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Product: Bison VFsync PMAC Motors

Award-winning products designed to fill the gap between induction and servo motors
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May 10, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Jacqueline Allison

Skagit Valley Natives Invent High-Tech Fix for Farmers' Irrigation Problems

Two brothers who grew up in northwestern Washington's ag industry have founded CODA Farm Technologies.
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May 08, 2021
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

One Industry, One Goal

Working together to ensure producer profitability
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May 07, 2021
Articles
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Claim to Fame

Idaho potatoes continue to attract their share of celebrity promotions.
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May 07, 2021
Articles
Doug Ferguson

Fighting Fire with Fire

University of Lethbridge and Agriculture Canada scientists plan to infect the bacteria that cause blackleg with a virus
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May 07, 2021
Articles

Yara Launches Agoro Carbon Alliance

The move will help enable the decarbonization of the North American food system
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May 07, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products
Michael Newland, Propane Education & Research Council

Logical Choice

Five reasons producers should consider propane-powered irrigation
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May 06, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Adama Announces Winners of ‘Thank a Retailer’ Program

The Thank a Retailer contest expanded this year to create more community connections and help retailers and growers give back to those in need.
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May 06, 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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May 05, 2021
Articles, Insecticide, New Products

Pesticides Buyers’ Guide

There are a lot of little critters out to get your potato crop. The products in this buyers' guide will help you fight them off.
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May 05, 2021
Articles
Nora Olsen & Alex Karasev

Going Viral

Tackling the problem of evolving viruses
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May 05, 2021
Articles
Kim Breshears, Marketing Programs Director, U.S. Potato Board

America’s Favorite Vegetable

Unpacking the 2021 Consumer Attitudes and Usage study
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May 04, 2021
Articles
Cory Hatch

Potato Wastewater Could Help Recycle High-Tech Devices

New research from Idaho National Laboratory suggests that potato wastewater might serve well as a low-cost food source for a special bacterium that could be used to recycle high-tech devices, industrial catalysts and other sources of rare earth elements.
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May 04, 2021
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Mother Knows Best

She may not be infallible, but she knows more than anyone else.
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May 04, 2021
50 for 50, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: Jerry Bushman

Jerry Bushman began his career in the potato industry in September 1961 and established Bushmans' Inc. in 1974.
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May 04, 2021
Articles

Climate Change Affects Production of Russet Burbanks

But new varieties are helping farmers adapt to warmer, drier conditions.
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May 04, 2021
Articles
Patrice Sellès & Tyrell Marchant

Rising Challengers

In a rapidly changing world, agriculture faces more challenges than ever before. How do we best meet them?
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May 04, 2021
Articles

Quarterly Report of Retail Potato Sales

A year after unexpected, unparalleled growth
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May 04, 2021
Articles
Larry Lee

Wisconsin Potato Planting ahead of Schedule

Potato growers in Wisconsin’s Central Sands region expect to wrap up planting soon.
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May 04, 2021
Articles, New Products

AGCO Expands Virtual Product Showroom

Updates include the AGCO Theater, which will host live and recorded events and product video collections.
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May 03, 2021
Articles

UPL North America Launches New Podcast

Hosted by Ken Root, the series showcases UPL’s commitment to collaboration and new ideas.
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May 03, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, New Products
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

All the Livelong Year

Syngenta works with growers to protect potatoes year-round
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May 03, 2021
Articles

Studies Reveal Evolution of Late Blight in Europe, Asia

“Data has been passed to key partners across Europe to support integrated pest management approaches to blight control.”
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May 02, 2021
Articles

Nichino Appoints Byers to Strategic Planning & Business Development Post

Brent Byers will assume the position of senior manager of strategic planning and business development for Nichino America, Inc.
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