October 22, 2021
Articles, Irrigation

Consortium Launches New Online Water Data Platform

As droughts intensify in the West, OpenET makes satellite-based data widely accessible to help 17 states develop more resilient water supplies.
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October 21, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Product: Trimble NAV-900 Guidance Controller & CenterPoint RTX Correction Service

Trimble’s NAV-900 guidance controller is the most advanced GNSS receiver to date.
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October 21, 2021
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Bill Cummings

Idaho Potato Harvest in with Strong Results

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October 21, 2021
Articles

Measuring Soil Health Easily and Reliably

Carbon dioxide flush information found to be more reliable and useful indicator of soil health
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October 21, 2021
Articles

Ag Groups Object to EPA Chlorpyrifos Rule

More than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections last week to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos.
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October 21, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, New Products
Willie Vogt

Hybrid Approach Opens Acceptance of Biologicals

Regev from STK combines a biological active ingredient with a known synthetic product.
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October 21, 2021
Articles, New Products

Aquiline Drones Offers Ag Training Course

Empowering drone operators to help farmers increase profits with smart farming technology
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October 21, 2021
Articles, New Products

Ritchie Bros. Launches Self-Serve Equipment Listing Service

RitchieList.com is a new, easy-to-use, listing and private transaction service from the used equipment market leaders.
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October 21, 2021
Articles

Winners of the Next Gen Fertilizer Innovations Challenge Announced

The goal of the competition is to improve the efficiency of fertilizers to increase crop yields while reducing the impacts of fertilizers on the environment.
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October 20, 2021
Articles
Amy Duke

Penn State Potato Research Program Provides Valuable Industry Insights

The state's growers depend on the university's potato research program to help improve the quality and quantity of their crops while staying abreast of consumer trends.
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October 20, 2021
Articles

U.S., Mexican Ag Secretaries Issue Joint Statement

“We share a commitment to keeping our markets open and transparent so that trade can continue to grow.”
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October 20, 2021
Articles, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage
Hannah Catlin

Maine Potato Harvest Extra-Bountiful

Some growers have had to resort to storing their potatoes in unused airplane hangars
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October 20, 2021
Articles

Michigan to Launch Program to Keep Farming Disputes Out of Court

Farmers’ disputes covered by this grant can range from contract issues, estate and probate complications, adverse determinations by the USDA, bankruptcy, and any other conflict they may face concerning their farm.
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October 20, 2021
Articles
Tom Karst

Trucking Costs Present Challenges for Potato Industry

Higher trucking costs are one of the season’s biggest potholes for Idaho potato grower-shippers this season.
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October 20, 2021
Articles
Hal Bernton

Heat-Afflicted Northwest Farmers Eligible for Federal Aid

Pacific Northwest food producers stung by extreme heat will be eligible for disaster relief in a $10 billion package included in legislation now signed into law.
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October 20, 2021
Articles
Sheila Bergren

R.D. Offutt Farms’ Potato Field Days Successful

The first weekend of October, crowds of men, women and children, made their way to a large field outside Little Falls, Minn., to dig and keep as many potatoes as they wanted, for free.
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October 19, 2021
50 for 50, Articles

50 for 50: Bruce Huffaker

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October 19, 2021
50 for 50, Articles

50 for 50: Neil Gudmestad

Over the las four-plus decades, Neil Gudmestad has proven to be one of the most influential potato pathologists in the world.
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October 15, 2021
Articles

Higham Named IPC President & CEO

Produce industry veteran Jamey Higham will become the next president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, effective in early 2022.
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October 15, 2021
Articles

NPC Announces New Event: Washington Summit

Event combines the organization’s Annual Meeting and Potato D.C. Fly-In
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October 15, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Frank Giles

How Satellite Data Has Changed Agriculture

Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed a number of key advances in the use of satellite data within agriculture.
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October 15, 2021
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Soil Technology Expansions from Locus AG

Advancements to Rhizolizer and Pantego soil technologies provide tailored programs for row crops with more flexibility, lower input needs, higher performance and greater cost savings
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October 14, 2021
Articles, New Products

Growers Edge Launches Digital Ag Lending Platform

Growers Edge, a provider of data-driven financial technology solutions for the agricultural industry, recently launched a fully digital financial software and services platform for the agriculture industry.
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October 14, 2021
Articles

American Farmland Trust Adds Idaho Manager

David Anderson has joined American Farmland Trust as the organization’s Idaho program manager, a position established in collaboration with NRCS to address the loss of high-priority farmland and ranchland in Idaho to development.
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October 14, 2021
New Products, Potato Storage

Buyers’ Guide: Storage Equipment & Chemicals

This storage buyers’ guide includes many of the industry’s leading innovations for making sure your crop leaves storage looking (and tasting) as good as it did coming in.
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October 14, 2021
Articles, New Products
Paul Gross, Michigan State University Extension

Soil Health Assessment Tool Available for Michigan Farmers

In-field tool tracks soil health improvements.
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October 13, 2021
Articles

Tasteful Selections Named to Inc. 5000

Tasteful Selections was named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, with three-year revenue growth of 93 percent.
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October 12, 2021
Articles
Gene Lucht

Farm Policy Important to Growers, Consumers

When it comes to farm policy, nothing is bigger than the farm bill. But the farm bill is so big it can be difficult for farmers and consumers alike to really understand, leading to debates about government subsidies.
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October 12, 2021
Articles
Jon Adamy

Michigan: Harvest on Hold as Farmers Wait to Dry Out

“We’re stalled right out.” That’s how Matt Schwab is describing work at his 700-acre farm in Standish, Mich, after getting pummeled by roughly 6 inches of rainfall in the last week or so.
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October 11, 2021
Articles

Processors in a Pinch as Production Sags

Poorer than average potato yields in western Canada, Idaho and the Columbia Basin have created contracting headaches and supply issues for the processing sector. The tight supplies are also impacting the retail channel.
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October 08, 2021
Articles

P.E.I. Potato Farmers Face Labor Shortage

However, Prince Edward Island Potato Board says crops looking good this year.
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October 07, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

UMaine Extension Offers Ag Research Updates

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two research updates for the agricultural industry online on Oct. 13.
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October 07, 2021
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Nick Friend

U.P. in Full Potato Harvest Mode

Potato farmers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are getting ready to send this year’s crop across the country.
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October 07, 2021
Articles

USDA Introduces Insurance Policy for Farmers Who Sell Locally

The new Micro Farm policy simplifies record keeping and covers post-production costs like washing and value-added products.
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October 05, 2021
Articles

WPVGA Launches FarmersForCleanWater.com

New Action Center highlights industry’s comprehensive efforts to ensure clean water across state
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October 04, 2021
Articles

Ag Relief Included in Federal Spending Bill

Excessive heat and smoke exposure were added to disaster assistance late in the process to address challenges that have been emerging this summer.
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October 04, 2021
Articles
Stephen Hartgen

Ag Sector Steady throughout Southern Idaho

The region remains an agricultural valley, and in many ways that shapes our quality of life and our economy.
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October 04, 2021
Articles
Mechel Meek

San Luis Valley Research Center Paves Way for Future of Colorado Potatoes

The center is growing and researching russet, red, yellow and some specialty potato varieties such as fingerlings and purple-fleshed varieties.
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October 01, 2021
Articles

Potandon to Introduce New Offerings at NEPC Expo

It’s hard to imagine an easier way to serve delicious potatoes than with Potandon Produce’s new microwavable potato offerings. Attendees at the New England Produce Council Floral & Food Service Expo 2021 will be able to find out all about these new items.
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October 01, 2021
Articles

U.S. Potato Sales Strong in MY 2020-21

The marketing year that ended in June 2021 was unlike any year the potato industry has ever experienced.
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October 01, 2021
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Ben Meyer

Wisconsin Breeders Seek Next Commercial Potato Variety

Over the decades, UW-Madison’s program has become one of the premier potato breeding programs in the country.
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