August 09, 2022
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Boozman: Reckless Tax-And-Spending Bill Sets “Bad Precedent For Farm Bill Programs”

Washington — U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) said the reckless tax-and-spending deal brokered between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) “sets a parti
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August 09, 2022
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Public-Private Potato Breeding Partnership For Smallholder Farmers Enters Second Phase

The International Potato Center (CIP), the globally active Dutch seed potato company HZPC, and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) announce the launch of a second, five-year phase of their partnership to develop climate-resilient po
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August 08, 2022
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Nathan Bender Assumes Role Of President At Tasteful Selections: Agribusiness veteran, co-founder succeeds father as President

Arvin, California — Nathan Bender, a 16-year agribusiness veteran and co-founder of baby potato category leader Tasteful Selections, has assumed the role of President at the organization he helped establish in 2010.
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August 08, 2022
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Streamlined Delivery of Emergency Relief Programs Is Win-Win for USDA, Agricultural Producers: New program outperforms predecessor disaster program in speed of assistance and almost 90 percent reduced application burden; online analytics now ava

Washington - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has processed more than 255,000 applications for the new Emergency Relief Program (ERP). USDA has made approximately $6.1 billion, to date, in payments to commodity and specialty crop producers to hel
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August 07, 2022
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Burgum Urges Federal Agency To Expedite Review Of Fufeng Group Land Purchase And Project

Bismarck, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin asking that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) conduct an expedited review of Fufeng Group’s rece
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August 05, 2022
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Dams Are Essential To Wheat Farmers: Wheat growers challenge scientific accuracy, economic impacts of LSRD report

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) filed public comments in response to the Draft Lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) Benefit Replacement Report published on June 9.
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August 05, 2022
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Lovepreet Singh, Mississippi State University

What Is Trichoderma And How It Is Beneficial?

Have you ever wondered about the living organisms in the soil? Let’s dig into the soil today and meet our very special friend. We will be learning about the secret abilities of this friend and how this tiny friend shows friendship to us. Our friend has a
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August 04, 2022
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Deadline Extended And More Pre-Filled Forms For 2020 And 2021 Disasters On The Way: More producers to soon receive applications for over $105 million in additional emergency relief

Washington – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will indefinitely extend the deadline for producers to return the pre-filled applications for Phase One of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). A new deadline will be announced af
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August 04, 2022
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Abby Stetina, The Brussels Times

Fewer Potatoes Produced By Belgian Farmers In 2021

Final agricultural figures for 2021 show a concerning decline in the production of the nation's (Belgium) favourite root vegetable: potatoes.
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August 03, 2022
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Jenna Hoffman, Farm Journal

New Data Shows Ag’s Climate Footprint is Shrinking

The Biden administration’s initiatives to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 are well underway.
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August 03, 2022
Jenna Hoffman, Farm Journal

Dutch Farmers Are Protesting A Government Policy Canada And Ireland Are Now Proposing, Is The U.S. Next?

Ag carbon emissions are high on some country’s government dockets this year, as the Netherlands released a 13-year, 25-billion-euro plan to cut nitrogen oxide and ammonia emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
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August 02, 2022
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An Interesting Slide From 2022 Sweetener Symposium

We spent the day listening to a myriad of speakers talking about a range of subjects related to the sugar industry. The setting was the 37th International Sweetener Symposium.
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August 02, 2022
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Glacier View Farm Field Trip

While attending the 106th Annual Potato Association of America meeting in Missoula, Montana, in July we were able to take a field trip to Glacier View Farm in Ronan.
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August 01, 2022
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AMVAC Establishes U.S. GreenSolutions Product Team for Biologicals: Dedicated biological team reaches customers in all major markets

Newport Beach, Calif., – AMVAC, a global technology solutions provider for agriculture, has established a GreenSolutions product team dedicated to their biological portfolio, which consists of biopesticides, biostimulants and biofertilizers.
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August 01, 2022
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Camera Or Drone Video Can Help Identify Center Pivot Sprinkler Repairs

Imagine being a repairman sent to weld a patch on a leaky center pivot span. Think how helpful the photo or a video of the water application and the leaks would be in helping you determine the location of the needed repair. Even the challenges of changing
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