November 30, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: Agricultural Outlook Forum

The USDA's 98th Agricultural Outlook Forum will be a virtual event held Feb. 24-25, 2022.
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November 30, 2021
Articles

UPL Ranked No. 1 for Sustainability Performance

UPL Ltd. has been ranked by Sustainalytics as the highest-performing top-tier global crop protection company for overall sustainability performance in the 2021 ESG Risk Rating.
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November 30, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

International Potato Technology Expo Returns to P.E.I.

One of North America’s leading potato events returns to the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Feb. 24-25.
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November 29, 2021
Articles

Vive Ranked in Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Vive Crop Protection has been ranked No. 191 of fastest-growing companies in North America on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500
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November 29, 2021
Articles
Kevin Yarr

P.E.I. Growers Losing Money by the Day

Prince Edward Island farmers are now more than a week into a suspension of trade for their potatoes into the U.S. market due to potato wart disease.
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November 29, 2021
Articles

Solving Ag Challenges through Data Innovation

ARS has partnered with technology leaders, academia and USDA to create the Partnership for Data Innovation to focus on addressing the biggest challenges facing the agricultural community.
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November 29, 2021
Articles, New Products

Locus AG Launches CarbonNOW Program

Up-front cash payments and minimal practice change create higher predictable revenue stream for row crop farmers
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November 29, 2021
Articles

Potato Starch as a Feed Pellet Binder

A new pellet binder, made from modified potato starch, not only creates a higher-quality feed pellet, it also adds easily digestible energy to the feed.
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November 29, 2021
Articles

Putting the World’s Largest Potato Collection in Deep Freeze

The International Potato Center is conserving the future of potato genetic diversity in the world’s largest potato cryobank and setting new standards to transform the way that other high-priority clonal crops are held in safe storage.
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November 29, 2021
Articles

Survey: Wisconsin Farmland Values Rise

A survey of Midwest farm bankers found Wisconsin farmland values are up 10% from the same period in 2020.
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November 23, 2021
Articles
James Dinneen

The Ancient Potato of the Future

The Four Corners potato, has sustained Indigenous people in the American Southwest for 11,000 years; USDA is now studying its eight-year shelf life and its resistance to disease, heat and drought.
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November 23, 2021
Irrigation

Reinke Honors Rain for Rent Technician

Reinke announces that Daniel Brown with Rain For Rent in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has earned Reinke's Platinum PLUS Certified Technician Award.
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November 23, 2021
Articles

Syngenta Scholarship Now Open

Six agricultural students from across the country will earn scholarships from Syngenta.
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November 23, 2021
50 for 50, Articles

50 for 50: National Potato Council

From humble origins, the NPC has steadily grown in sphere and influence, ensuring the potato industry is heard loud and clear on a national level.
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November 22, 2021
Articles

Historic Display of U.S. Potatoes at Chinese Trade Show

For the first time ever, a sample of fresh U.S. chipping potatoes arrived in China and was displayed at a tradeshow in Shanghai.
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November 22, 2021
Articles
Tom Karst

USDA Taking Comments on Termination of Washington State Potato Marketing Order

Through early November, the USDA was taking comments on a proposed rule that would terminate the marketing order for Washington State potatoes.
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November 22, 2021
Articles

U.S., Canada Take Steps to Stop Spread of Potato Wart

On Oct. 1 and 14, the CFIA Charlottetown Laboratory confirmed the presence of potato wart on two different PEI farms. On Nov. 2, the movement of seed potatoes from PEI to the U.S. was suspended.
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November 22, 2021
Articles
Sam Schipani

UMaine Working to Create 'Super Potato'

For decades, the University of Maine has devoted valuable agricultural research to studying how to improve potato crops. Over the past year, the focus of the program’s mission has ramped up to make potatoes that are resistant to climate change.
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November 19, 2021
Articles, New Products, Potato Storage

New Product: IHT Humigator Update

IHT announces its improved solution to the spread of silver scurf and black dot in storage.
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November 18, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Helena Finds Solution to Rising Fertilizer Costs in Soil Health

Soil health is one of the main factors influencing fertilizer efficiency, and making it a priority next season will help farmers ensure their valuable resources are well spent.
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November 18, 2021
Articles, New Products

Vive Receives Clean Tech Award

Deloitte recognizes Vive Crop Protection as No. 7 in its Clean Technology Program
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November 17, 2021
Articles

U.S. Potato Exports Continue to Improve

Improvement led by frozen sector
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November 17, 2021
Articles

Motion Names VP of Operations Integration

Motion Industries, Inc. announces the promotion of John Watwood to vice president of operations integration.
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November 17, 2021
Event Calendar, Fungicide, New Products

Calendar: TriCal Group's Potato School

Virtual event to be held Dec. 14
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November 17, 2021
Articles, New Products

UPL Names New Commercial Head of U.S. Ag

UPL has named Bryan Brochin as commercial head of U.S. agriculture.
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November 17, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Product: WET Sensor

Delta-T Devices’ WET Sensor measures three vital soil and substrate properties in the root zone: water content, electrical conductivity and temperature.
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November 16, 2021
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Critic or Doer of Deeds

Don’t just let potato markets happen to you.
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November 16, 2021
Articles, Potato Equipment

Tong Appoints Sales Directors

Vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Tong Engineering announces the appointment of Simon Lee and Charlie Rich as joint sales directors.
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November 16, 2021
Articles

Vive Crop Protection Adds Regional Sales Managers

Robert Graham has taken over the South territory, and Rob Vincent fills the newly created Upper Midwest territory.
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November 16, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: Clen & Emma Atchley

There aren’t many people as good at anything as the Atchleys are at producing high-end seed potatoes.
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November 15, 2021
50 for 50, Articles

50 for 50: McCain Foods

By embracing its entrepreneurial, innovative beginnings, McCain Foods has grown significantly over the years.
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November 15, 2021
Articles
Paula Brewer

Trucking Shortage Hinders Sales of Record Maine Potato Harvest

Aroostook County may have pulled a record potato harvest out of the ground this year, but transportation slowdowns and a driver shortage are making it difficult to get the crop to market.
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November 15, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar
Sean Ellis

Farm Industry Leaders to Visit Idaho, Learn about Dams

American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall will join other national farm industry leaders June 15-16 at the Port of Lewiston for an informational tour highlighting the importance of the lower four Snake River dams and the entire Columbia-Snake
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November 15, 2021
Articles

McDonald’s Commits $5M to 'Climate-Smart Farming'

The restaurant chain’s stated goal is to achieve net zero emissions across its global operations by 2050.
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November 15, 2021
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: TOMRA 3A

The TOMRA 3A is typically located near the entrance to a potato storage shed, where it cleans up freshly harvested crop after it passes through a mechanical grader and soil removal equipment.
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November 15, 2021
Articles
Sean Ellis

New Seed Lab Will Benefit Idaho’s Potato Industry

The University of Idaho is close to opening a new Seed Potato Germplasm Laboratory, which is the place where most Idaho potatoes are “born.”
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November 15, 2021
Articles
John Lundeen, Research Director & Alyssa Green, Industry Communications and Planning Assistant, Potatoes USA

Continuing Evolution

National chip program continues to evolve
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November 12, 2021
Articles, Irrigation

Valmont Opens Two Offices in Latin America

Valmont Irrigationhas announced the opening of two new strategic offices in São Paulo, Brazil, and Monterrey, Mexico.
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November 11, 2021
Articles

Syngenta Donates to Local FFA Chapters

Donations totaling $12,050 to FFA will support training, programming and community development for future leaders in American agriculture.
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November 11, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Damaged Goods

The deeply flawed people surrounding us make for great heroes.
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November 11, 2021
Articles
Keith Loria

NPPGA Helps Growers Succeed

The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association serves more than 200 grower members and 250 potato associate members throughout northwestern Minnesota and all of North Dakota, providing legislative, operational and marketing support.
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November 11, 2021
Articles
Jessica Hall

UMaine Gets Funding to Research Heat-Tolerant Potatoes

The University of Maine has received $510,104 in federal funding to conduct research on potato breeding in Maine to make the crop more heat-tolerant and resistant to pests.
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November 11, 2021
Articles, New Products

Mahindra Launches New ROXOR

Tough, reliable side-by-side hits dealer showrooms this month
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November 11, 2021
Articles

Kubota, Buck Commander Partner to Give Back to Veterans

Team awards new Kubota tractors to farmer veterans across the country
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November 11, 2021
Articles, New Products
Ann Behling Wolf

Screen Time

Getting more done with mobile communications
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November 10, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, New Products
Moshe Reuveni

Hybrids: The Next Generation

New products combine powers of biological agents and synthetic chemistries
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November 10, 2021
Articles
James Woodhall, University of Idaho

Then & Now

The past, present and future of potato disease diagnostics
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November 10, 2021
Articles

RPE, Tasteful Selections Join for Tasteful Partners

The deal creates synergies as well as alignment and integration opportunities across Tasteful Selections and RPE.
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November 09, 2021
Articles
Bob Johnson

San Luis Valley Has Unique Benefits for Potato Growers

This unique region makes Colorado second only to Idaho in fresh market potatoes.
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November 09, 2021
New Products

Trimble Announces Improvements to CenterPoint RTX Corrections Service

Corrections service offers farmers the best of both worlds: the performance of RTK and ease of use of CenterPoint RTX with up to 75% faster convergence time.
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November 09, 2021
Articles
Nancy Russell

New Variety a First for P.E.I. Potato Board

The new Red Fox potato has a very P.E.I. name —and is also a first in the history of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
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November 08, 2021
Articles
Sara Fraser

Potato Wart Halts P.E.I.-to-U.S. Potato Exports

No potatoes were shipped outside Prince Edward Island from the two infected fields.
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November 08, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Ceres Imaging Irrigation Optimization Suite

Growers counter the impacts of drought and water scarcity with precision irrigation tools that integrate soil moisture sensors with aerial imagery.
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November 05, 2021
Articles

IPC Appoints New Commissioner

During the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) November meeting, Mark Duncanson, the director of raw material procurement at Basic American Foods, was sworn in to represent the processor sector of the industry.
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November 05, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Phosphorus: Plants’ Stress Reliever

How phosphorus-solubilizing soil microbes can help growers get the most out of the essential nutrient
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November 04, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

AZterknot Fungicide Surpasses Expectations in First Season

AZterknot, the first three-in-one fungicide to harness the benefits of a biological, the trusted performance of chemistry and the ease of Allosperse, has been well-received by retailers and growers in its first season of sales.
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November 04, 2021
Articles

NIFA Invests in Potato Research

The USDA's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded four potato research grants totaling $2.6 million as part of its Special Research Grants program.
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November 04, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Edition of Cover Crop Field Guide Released

The Midwest Cover Crops Council has released a new edition of the Cover Crops Field Guide. The popular pocket-size in-field reference helps growers effectively select, grow and use cover crops.
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November 04, 2021
Articles, Irrigation
Sean W. Fleming, USDA-NRCS

Quenching Your Thirst

New river forecast model integrates AI to support water management in the West
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November 04, 2021
Articles, New Products

Precision Ag Buyers’ Guide

For well over a century, the agriculture industry has been at the bleeding edge of technological advancements, and the rate of advancement just seems to keep increasing. Here, you’ll find products that will give you a leg up by providing a deeper look at
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November 04, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Two Days Left to Save on Potato Expo Registration

Early bird rates for Potato Expo 2022 end on Nov. 5.
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November 04, 2021
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Credit Where It’s Due

Diverting our attention to the good stuff
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November 04, 2021
Articles

Escobar Joins Nichino

Elizabeth Escobar will serve as Nichino America’s manager of strategic planning and business development.
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November 03, 2021
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Polysulphate Fertilizer

Polysulphate fertilizer from ICL is a soluble, easily absorbed, cost-effective answer to crop nutrition, containing four key nutrients—sulfur, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
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November 03, 2021
Articles
Kathleen Thomas Gaspar

Eagle Eye Spotlights NW Potatoes, Onions

With its Idaho/eastern Oregon onions and potatoes in the cellar, Eagle Eye Produce is looking forward to a good shipping and sales season.
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November 03, 2021
Articles
Tom Karst

Maine Potato Growers Thrilled with This Year's Crop

Potato industry leaders believe 2021 will prove to be a vintage year for Maine potatoes.
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November 02, 2021
Articles, New Products

New Product: Fisher Minute Mount 2 Plow Attachment Kits

Fisher Engineering has been building plows and spreaders for work trucks for more than 70 years. Now, they’ve taken all that expertise to develop purpose-built equipment for compact and utility tractors.
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November 02, 2021
Articles
Scott Elliott, ARS Office of Communications

Nematodes in Space: The Final Frontier

Researchers at ARS’s Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Station teamed with Pheronym to send beneficial nematodes to the International Space Station to study their ability to function under microgravity conditions.
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November 02, 2021
Articles, New Products

Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Gridtractor’s intelligent energy management and vehicle grid integration services will help farms transition to a zero-emission, electrified future.
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November 01, 2021
Articles

Remembering the Good Old Days

Hand-picking potatoes was a chance to shine for youth in northern Maine, and not only earn money but strive to be the best at the job.
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November 01, 2021
Irrigation, New Products

Get to Know McCrometer's Ag Meters

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