September 30, 2021
Articles, Insecticide, New Products

RNA-based Biopesticide Delivers 98% CPB Mortality

Yeast-based RNA production and oral delivery technology for crop protection is environmentally safe and uses RNAi to precisely target specific genes in specific pests, avoiding broad-spectrum damage to other organisms or to the soil, water and air.
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September 30, 2021
Articles

Idaho Potato Commission Launches Newest TV Commercial

Despite an international pandemic, Farmer Mark’s obsession with the Big Idaho Potato Truck is stronger than ever.
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September 30, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Key Drivers to Consumer Acceptance of Ag and Food Technology

Free webinar from the Center for Food Integrity with support from United Soybean Board will take place Oct. 25
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September 29, 2021
Articles

Ceres Secures Funding to Develop Ag AI

As drought and climate change accelerate, the aerial imagery and data analytics company readies for solution expansion across the precision agriculture landscape.
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September 29, 2021
Articles, Seed Potatoes
David Stevenson

Markets Dealing with British Ban on EU Seed Potatoes

The British ban on seed potato from the European Union is detrimental to the trade and cultivation in both Europe and the United Kingdom.
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September 29, 2021
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Tom Karst

Monte Vista Potato Growers Reports Strong Outlook

Monte Vista Potato Growers Co-op Association expects a strong quality crop of San Luis Valley potatoes.
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September 29, 2021
Articles

Do Depressions in Canadian Prairies Hold Key to Groundwater Recharge?

Model shows climate change may impact environment by decreasing recharge
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September 28, 2021
Articles
Scott Elliott, ARS Office of Communications

Researchers Hope New Variety Will Help Potatoes Thrive Long into Future

An international team of scientists created a new potato variety that resists frost, making the crop even more resilient.
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September 28, 2021
Articles
Tom Karst

MountainKing Seeing 'Excellent' Quality for Its Colorado Potato Crop

Houston-based MountainKing expects strong quality for its fall harvest of fresh potatoes in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
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September 27, 2021
Articles
Keith Loria

NPPGA Celebrates 75 Years

Today, the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association is comprised of roughly 200 grower-members from both sides of the Red River, with the Red River Valley being the largest red potato-producing region in the country.
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September 27, 2021
Articles

Vive One of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

Vive Crop Protection places No. 80 on The Globe and Mail’s third annual ranking of Canada’s top-growing companies
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September 27, 2021
Articles
Tom Karst

Colorado Growers Hope for Stronger Prices

Potato shippers in the San Luis Valley are looking for a good crop of fresh potatoes this season, with some estimates calling for slightly reduced output compared with a year ago.
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September 27, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Wayne Thibodeau

P.E.I. Growers to Government: We Need Water

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board made its pitch to provincial members of the legislative assembly on the importance of water to growing potatoes.
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September 23, 2021
Articles

Future of Ag Retailing Will be Driven by Precision

Farm supply sector can leverage current cycle of profitability to prepare for a changing marketplace
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September 23, 2021
Articles
Astrid Van Den Broek

Colorado Farm Focuses on Getting Fresh Crop to Market

Strohauer Farms extends harvest from mid-July into October to take advantage of getting the freshest product possible to market.
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September 23, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Lyndon Kelley

Planning for Irrigation Expansion Should Start Now

High commodity prices and short stints of drought have many producers thinking about expanding irrigation.
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September 23, 2021
Articles, Irrigation

Reinke Honors Tech with Platinum PLUS Service Award

Reinke Manufacturing recently announced that Kyle Noorda with Rain For Rent has earned the Platinum PLUS Certified Technician Award.
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September 22, 2021
Articles

Pray.com Launches ‘Pray for Rain’ Campaign

The company is launching a PSA and podcast series and a fundraising campaign with a dollar-for-dollar match up to $25,000 to support California Family Farmers Emergency Fund.
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September 21, 2021
Articles
Mike McGinnis

Vilsack: U.S. to Press China on Phase 1 Trade Agreement

This year’s record of U.S. agricultural exports could be broken next year, as the U.S. expects to keep China’s feet to the fire on existing trade agreements.
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September 21, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Jacqui Fatka

WOTUS Rewrite Coming by November

EPA administrator Regan promises clarity, certainty and durable rule in agency’s work on defining waters of the U.S.
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September 21, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: Steve Diercks

Of course, Diercks wouldn’t have spent a lifetime being a trusted industry voice if he hadn’t earned that respect through a highly successful career as a farmer.
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September 20, 2021
Articles

Breeding Beetle-Resistant Potatoes

In a new study, researchers describe genetic tools to develop potato varieties with improved natural resistance to the potato bug.
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September 20, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Erin Banks Rusby & Carolyn Komatsoulis

Idaho Farmers Dealing with Drought Impacts

Even though most farmers in western Idaho and eastern Oregon had access to plenty of irrigation water this year, a lack of spring rain and hotter-than-normal summer temperatures hampered production.
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September 16, 2021
Articles

MacIsaac to Retire from United Potato Growers of Canada

Kevin MacIsaac, who has been general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada since 2011, recently announced he will be retiring this fall.
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September 16, 2021
Articles
Chuck Abbott

Drop in Farm Income Expected as Pandemic Aid Ends

After reaching its highest level since 2013, U.S. net farm income could tumble by one-fifth next year, despite continued high crop and livestock revenue.
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September 16, 2021
Articles
Sean Ellis

Idaho Crop Yields Down

Because of severe drought conditions and unusually high temperatures across the state, yields were expected to be down significantly for many crops in the state.
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September 16, 2021
Articles
Doug Palmer

Biden to Name Californian as Chief Ag Negotiator

The president has been under pressure from farm-state senators to fill the position.
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September 15, 2021
Articles
Preet Lidder & Mona Chaya

UN Embraces Genetic Engineering, Precision Ag

Agricultural technologies, if applied right, can help move agri-food systems beyond business-as-usual options.
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September 15, 2021
New Products

New Product: Fendt 500 Vario Gen3 Series Mid-Range Tractors

FendtONE lets the operator customize tractor and implement operation to the work at hand.
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September 15, 2021
Articles, New Products, Potato Storage

Storage Equipment & Chemicals Buyers' Guide

Our annual storage buyers’ guide showcases many of the industry’s leading innovations for making sure your crop leaves storage looking as good as it did coming in.
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September 14, 2021
Potato Harvesting
Nora Olsen & Mike Thornton

Operating Equipment for Harvest and Loading into Storage

Reducing bruise goes a long way to prevent pests like Fusarium dry rot, Pythium leak, pink rot, and bacterial soft rot in storage.
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September 13, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: Potandon Produce

Potandon Produce is the largest marketer of fresh tablestock potatoes in the nation and also a leading marketer of fresh onions. From the company headquarters in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Potandon manages a nationwide network of growing and packing operations i
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September 11, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Freedom’s Still Ringing

The best of America shines through after the worst happens
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September 10, 2021
Articles, Potato Storage
Ken Young, Director of Product Quality, Agri-Stor Companies

Game Plan: How to win this storage season

How to win this storage season
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September 10, 2021
Articles
Melissa Lizotte

Maine Expects High-Quality Potato Crop

Growers in Maine are predicting a higher quantity and quality of potato crop than was produced in 2020, due to the less severe weather this summer.
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September 10, 2021
Seed Potatoes
Josh Margolis

Montana Potato Research and Market Development Program Seeks Proposals

The Montana Potato Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the Montana Potato Research and Market Development Program to address needs and opportunities for Montana’s potato industry.
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September 10, 2021
Articles
Astrid Van Den Broek

Heat, Smoke Impact Idaho Potato Sizing

Sizing looks to be an issue in new crop potatoes from Idaho this season, and 2021's extreme heat and smoke are taking the blame.
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September 10, 2021
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Idaho Potato Commission

Keeping Unwanted Foreign Material Out of Your Crop

One important but often overlooked quality aspect of your potato crop is the lack of foreign material associated with the incoming crop.
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September 10, 2021
Articles

Administration Announces PPE Relief Funds to Support Ag and Food Businesses that Invested in Worker Safety

NPC concerned program’s structural limitations will cause effort to fall short of goals
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September 09, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products
Koch Agronomic Services

A Little Goes a Long Way

The management of micronutrients in potatoes
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September 08, 2021
Articles, Potato Equipment
Justin Woodward

Finding Value

Equipment financing offers solutions for potato storage and other agribusiness needs.
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September 08, 2021
Articles

Gumz Farms Remains a Leader in Wisconsin Potatoes, Onions

The company packs and ships year-round, growing red and yellow potatoes, and growing and sourcing yellow, white, red and sweet onions. It grows about 40 percent of all onions in Wisconsin, and approximately 20 percent of the fresh-market red potatoes.
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September 08, 2021
Articles
Keith Loria

WPVGA Launches Marketing Initiatives

Organization working with a well-known comedian in Wisconsin to produce a video and some short video bytes, all devoted to the state's potatoes.
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September 08, 2021
Articles
Alice Mannette

How Potatoes Can Thrive in Kansas

Although Kansas is not up there with Idaho, Maine or Washington, potato crops can still thrive in the Sunflower State.
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September 07, 2021
New Products

New Product: Flexicon Access Platform Line

Flexicon has introduced a new line of anti-slip access platforms to reach elevated process equipment safely, eliminating the need for ladders, scissor lifts and forklift cages.
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September 03, 2021
Articles

Idahoan Launches 'Mashed in America' Tour

Providing the world's first immersive mashed potato sampling experience, the Idahoan tour will include stops at NASCAR races, NFL events, NCAA football and basketball games, music festivals and grocery stores across the country.
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September 03, 2021
Articles, Irrigation

Reinke Recognizes Rain For Rent Technician with PLUS Program Longevity Award

Reinke Manufacturing has recognized Rain For Rent’s Kevin Layton in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with a 15-year PLUS Program Longevity Award.
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September 03, 2021
Irrigation, New Products

Valley Irrigation Offers Solar Solutions

Irrigation and ag technology leader delivers customized solar solutions for agriculture in select domestic markets
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September 03, 2021
Articles

Shippers Encouraged to be Choice Customers for Carriers

Trucks will continue tight for the foreseeable future, and shippers need to do all they can to make themselves preferred customers.
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September 02, 2021
Articles

Mesko Announced as PSA’s Executive Director

The Potato Sustainability Alliance recently announced John Mesko as its new executive director.
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September 01, 2021
Articles, Potato Storage
Mike Wolterbeek

Biochemistry Offers Path to Reduce Losses for Potato Industry

A biochemistry approach that seeks to identify genetic characteristics of the wound healing process in potatoes has had success in a University of Nevada-led project.
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September 01, 2021
Articles
Hannah Ashton

UI Kimberly R&E Center Hosts Field Day

Potatoes, corn silage and cover crops among crops discussed
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September 01, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Mark Obmascik

San Luis Valley Faces Unprecedented Pressure around Its Water

Buffeted by drought, court orders, climate change, and Front Range diversion plans, crisis looms for southern Colorado economy.
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