September 30, 2022
Articles
DNAindia.com

Potato Juice: Why You Should Drink Raw Potato Juice?: Potatoes can also be used as juice and have amazing benefits; they contain vitamins, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc

We all love potatoes and eating whatever is made out of potatoes. Potatoes can be eaten cooked, baked, fried, and even in salads. They are a good source of water, and fibre, and are great sources of carbs.
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September 30, 2022
Fertilizer

Biden-Harris Administration Makes $500 Million Available To Increase Innovative American-Made Fertilizer Production: New grant program will spur competition, help U.S. farmers address rising costs

Washington – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is making $500 million in grants available to increase American-made fertilizer production to spur competition and combat price h
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September 29, 2022
New Products

KUHN Interceptor 8055 High-Speed Conservation Tillage

Kuhn North America has introduced the new Interceptor 8055 high-speed conservation tillage tool for sizing, distributing and incorporating residue into a full cut width of worked soil.
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September 29, 2022
Articles

National Potato Council Welcomes New Program Coordinator: Madeleine Poulin heads to Capitol Hill to support U.S. potato growers

Washington - The National Potato Council (NPC) has welcomed new Program Coordinator Madeleine Poulin to assist the council as it promotes the interests of U.S. potato growers, their families, and the rural communities they support.
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September 28, 2022
New Products

GHX By Golden Harvest Launches The Future Of Seed Sales With GHX Mobile: New digital application puts everything farmers need to manage their operations in their hands

Downers Grove, Ill. -- GHX by Golden Harvest announced the launch of GHX Mobile, an online and app experience that puts the future of seed sales in the farmer's hands. GHX Mobile contains everything farmers need to manage their operations throughout the y
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September 28, 2022
Articles
Daren Bakst, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Policy and Regulation, The Heritage Foundation

Biden’s Food Conference Should Put People First, Not Environmental Extremism

The Biden administration should ensure the correct focus of a conference it will host next Wednesday on food-related issues such as nutrition and access to food.
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September 27, 2022
Articles

FMC Corporation Wins Patent Infringement Case In China

Singapore – FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, announced the Zhengzhou Court in the Henan province of China has ruled in its favour in a patent infringement lawsuit against Henan Yongfeng Chemical Co., Ltd; Suqian Haide Pharmaceutical and
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September 27, 2022
Articles
John O'Connell, University of Idaho

U Of I Researchers Using Genes From Plant In Nightshade Family To Develop Nematode-Resistant Potatoes

Moscow, Idaho — University of Idaho researchers are introducing genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes, seeking to develop spuds that resist harmful nematodes.
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September 26, 2022
New Products

New Crop Health Insights Validate Agriscience Development: Sentera announces seven new analytics to help agronomic leaders uncover key attributes about crop health and performance

St. Paul, Minn. – Sentera, the industry leading ag analytics platform powered by machine learning, has launched seven new crop health and performance analytics as part of its FieldInsights product, which helps agronomic leaders make critical in-season and
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September 24, 2022
Articles

Arva Intelligence Joins USDA Partnerships For Climate-Smart Commodities

Houston, Texas (AgPR) — Arva Intelligence has announced its participation in three proposals selected for award by the USDA’s new initiative to fund sustainability and climate solutions in agriculture.
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September 23, 2022
Articles

Shell Rotella Celebrates National Farmer’s Day With Second Annual Supertractors Competition: Farmers across North America encouraged to participate in virtual competition

Houston, Texas (AgPR) — Shell Rotella is hosting the second annual SuperTractors virtual tractor beauty contest to celebrate National Farmer’s Day. SuperTractors began in 2021 in order to recognize and honor hardworking farmers and allow them to showcase
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September 23, 2022
Articles

Dilution Solutions Welcomes Justin Sorenson As Technical Sales Rep

Dilution Solutions LLC, with corporate offices in Clearwater, FL, has announced new team member Justin Sorenson as a Technical Sales Representative.
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September 23, 2022
Insecticide

Legend 5L ST Insecticide Seed Treatment Launched In US Seed Treatment Market

Ankeny, IA — Albaugh has announced the registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Legend 5L ST, a new insecticide seed treatment offering available for sale in fall 2022.
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September 22, 2022
Articles

MountainKing Potatoes Begins Re-Brand Of Butter Russets As Butter Cream Potatoes

Houston, TX – MountainKing has launched a re-brand of one of its popular, gourmet varietals with the introduction of its Butter Cream Potatoes, now available in three-pound poly mesh bags.
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September 22, 2022
Articles

Retail Consumers Spent More On Potatoes

Potato retail sales increased in dollar sales but decreased in volume sales from July 2021-June 2022, compared to the same time frame a year ago. As consumer prices increased by 10.5 percent, retail dollar sales increased by 5.7 percent.
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September 21, 2022
Articles

Part 2 - Harvest Begins In Eastern Idaho

Another sure sign that the potato harvest has begun in eastern Idaho (and that it’s also fall), is Idaho Spud Day in Shelley, ID.
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September 21, 2022
Articles

Harvest Begins In Eastern Idaho – Part 1

The potato harvest is in full swing in parts of eastern Idaho and despite a couple of (welcome) rain showers, it seems to be going well.
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September 21, 2022
Articles

Albaugh Announces Facilities Expansion In St. Joseph, Missouri

Ankney, IA — Albaugh has announced the expansion of its flagship North American manufacturing facility, located in St. Joseph, Missouri.
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September 20, 2022
Articles
John O'Connell, University of Idaho

Lime Application Study Assesses Looming Soil Threat

Moscow, Idaho – A northern Idaho farmer planted barley after a few years of raising Kentucky bluegrass. The barley seedlings grew to about 3 inches tall and then started to die.
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September 20, 2022
Articles
Sean Nealon, Oregon State University

Oregon State And Partners Will Receive $50 Million Grant To Develop Climate-Smart Potatoes

Corvallis, Ore. – Oregon State University has been awarded a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and Native American Tribes on cropping practices that can enhance soil health and reduce the carbon footprint of th
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September 19, 2022
New Products

Pivot Bio Launches The First-Ever On-Seed Nitrogen

Berkeley, Calif. – Pivot Bio launched an entirely new class of products that integrates nitrogen seamlessly with the seed during planting. The first-ever product to deliver nitrogen-producing microbes on the seed for crops like corn, sorghum, and spring
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September 19, 2022
Articles
Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

Can Wild Potato Relatives Help Tame Zebra Chip Disease?: Texas A&M AgriLife-led study shows some zebra chip resistance exists in certain wild potato relatives

A new study led by Texas A&M AgriLife researchers has revealed some resistance to zebra chip disease among certain wild species of potato.
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September 17, 2022
Articles

Ceres Solutions Cooperative Assumes Operations Of Frick Services Agronomy Locations

Crawfordsville, IN -- Effective Sept. 13, 2022, Indiana-based agricultural cooperative Ceres Solutions announced that it will now serve customers of the former Frick Services agronomy operation. The four facilities joining the Ceres Solutions network of r
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September 17, 2022
Articles

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Investment In Partnerships For 70 Climate-Smart Commodities, Rural Projects: USDA to triple commitment with initial $2.8 billion investment piloting new revenue streams for America’s climate-smart farmers, ranchers and forest l

Washington – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Biden-Harris Administration through the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first pool of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Com
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September 16, 2022
Articles
Jaime Willbur, Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Michigan Potato Late Blight Detected On September 6, 7

Potato late blight has been confirmed in Montcalm County, Michigan, in two separate commercial field areas. Symptoms were detected in fields on September 6 and September 7. Active sporulation was observed in both areas and infected fields have been chemic
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September 16, 2022
Articles
Robert Arnason, producer.com

Potato Supplies Look Tight In North America

The potato harvest is underway in Canada and yields could be decent in 2022, but some in the industry are concerned about a shortfall of potatoes in Canada and the U.S.
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September 15, 2022
Articles

Exeter Engineering Machine Uses AI To Sort Bell-Peppers, Potatoes And More

Exeter, California - Exeter Engineering, a leading American manufacturer of electronic sorting, washing, receiving and related machinery for the fresh produce industry, has installed an upgraded version of its proprietary ID Technology system that uses ar
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September 14, 2022
Articles

McCain Foods Acquires Scelta Products: The acquisition will fuel future growth in the global prepared appetizers market to meet customer and consumer demand

Toronto, Ont. – McCain Foods has acquired Scelta Products, adding the Netherlands-based producer of frozen foods to its growing family of delicious, prepared vegetable appetizer product offerings.
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September 14, 2022
Articles

Chris Reat Joins Meristem Team As Senior Business Development And Sales Leader: Veteran ag leader to serve farmers and dealer-partners in the South

Columbus, Ohio – Meristem Crop Performance announced that ag industry veteran Chris Reat has joined their team to expand business opportunities in Texas and across the southern US. He will seek to further boost Meristem’s portfolio of innovative solutions
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September 13, 2022
Fertilizer

Tessenderlo Kerley Celebrates Groundbreaking In Ohio For Fertilizer Facility: Meeting the agricultural needs of the Eastern Great Lakes

Phoenix, Arizona – Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. held a celebratory groundbreaking to mark the commencement of construction on a new liquid fertilizer facility in Defiance, Ohio.
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September 13, 2022
Articles

Purdue Agriculture Experts Provide Insights Into Global Food, Economic Security Crises

West Lafayette, Ind. — With the war in Ukraine entering its seventh month and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still being experienced, growing challenges threaten the world’s economic and food security.
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September 12, 2022
Articles

Wildfire Smoke’s Influence On Potato Crops Under Study

Moscow, Idaho — A two-year study by Boise State University and University of Idaho probes how wildfire smoke affects potato crops and seeks to identify smoke-resilient potato varieties.
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September 12, 2022
New Products

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Highlights Pumps For Seed Treatment Applications

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) highlights a wide range of pumps ideal for seed treatment applications. For low-pressure feed pump applications, Watson-Marlow offers Qdos chemical metering pumps, as well as its cased peristaltic pumps.
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September 09, 2022
Articles

Lamb Weston's (LW) Latest Move Accelerates Expansion Efforts

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (LW) is keen on boosting production capacity to fuel long-term growth. Moving along these lines, the leading global provider of value-added frozen potato products unveiled expansion plans for french fry processing capacity in Ar
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September 09, 2022
Articles

Summit Nutrients Acquires AGVNT to Further Strengthen, Accelerate Its Technology Platform, R&D Capabilities

Belle Glade, FL - Summit Nutrients, LLC., a precision-based manufacturer and marketer of bio-nutritional and fertilizer products, announced today that it has acquired AGVNT, LLC., an R&D company known for pioneering the industry’s most recognized technolo
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September 08, 2022
Articles
David Dodds

56th Annual Potato Bowl USA Week Is Here

Let’s cut to the chase. The french fries are back!
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September 08, 2022
New Products

Meristem Announces Two New Tech-Delivery Systems Designed To Boost The Performance Of Biologicals: BIO-CAPSULE and MICROBILIZE protect, position microbes to maximize impact

Columbus, Ohio – Meristem announced here today the commercial launch of two patent-pending biological delivery systems – BIO-CAPSULE and MICROBILIZE – building on their effort to bring real productivity gains to farmers. Both innovative technology systems
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September 07, 2022
Articles

USDA Announces $400 Million In Funding Available To Create USDA Regional Food Business Centers

Washington – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the availability of approximately $400 million to provide essential local and regional food systems coordination, technical assistance, and capacity building services through USDA’s new Region
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September 07, 2022
Articles
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

2022 Farm Sector Income Forecast

Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase by $7.3 billion (5.2 percent) from 2021 to $147.7 billion in calendar year 2022. This expected increase follows an increase of $45.9 billion (48.5 percent) in 2021 from 2020.
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September 06, 2022
Articles
Sean Ellis, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

Idaho Ag Export Value Up 2 Percent In First Half Of 2022

Pocatello – During the first six months of 2022, the total value of Idaho agricultural exports increased 2 percent compared with the same period last year.
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September 06, 2022
Articles
Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M University

Potato Breeding Program Targets French Fry, Chipping, Fresh Markets

New potato varieties bred by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program could enter the french fry market before long, said Isabel Vales, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife potato breeder in the Department of Horticultural Sciences in the Texas A&M College of Agricultu
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September 05, 2022
Articles

Soiltech Wireless Completes $2.5M Funding Round To Increase Product Velocity And Advance Sustainability: The new funding will bolster product offerings to support sustainability and value-added traceability

Rupert, Idaho - Soiltech Wireless, the leader in remote crop monitoring and traceability from field to transport and storage, has completed its seed funding round of $2.5 million. Leading the round was Homegrown Capital along with Great North Ventures, Ca
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September 05, 2022
Articles

Potatoes USA Appoints 2022-23 International Marketing Committee Co-Chairs

Denver – Jared Smith of Alamosa, Colorado, and Mike Carter of Rosholt, Wisconsin, were elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee as International Marketing Committee Co-Chairs on March 9, 2022, at the organization’s annual meeting.
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September 05, 2022
Articles

Trimble To Acquire Bilberry To Extend Its Selective Spraying Capabilities For Sustainable Farming

Sunnyvale , Calif. —Trimble announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Bilberry, a French technology company specializing in selective spraying systems for sustainable farming. The transaction is expected to close in the
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September 04, 2022
Articles

Potatoes USA Appoints 2022 – 2023 Industry Outreach Committee Co-Chairs

Denver – Leah Halverson of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Shelley Olsen of Othello, Washington, were elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 9, 2022, at the organization’s annual meeting.
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September 04, 2022
Articles

Maine Potato Board Announces 2022 Industry Recognition Award

Presque Isle, Maine - The Maine Potato Board has selected the Victor and Gloria Winslow family of Mapleton for the 2022 Maine Potato Industry Recognition Award. This year’s recognition is awarded under a new, broader category for individuals or families
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September 04, 2022
Articles

USDA Announces Details For The Upcoming Census Of Agriculture

Washington – America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to be represented in the nation’s only comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every state, county and territory. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will mail the 2
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September 04, 2022
Articles

Nathan Bowen Named IA Advocacy Director

Fairfax, Virginia — The Irrigation Association has hired Nathan Bowen as its new advocacy director. Bowen brings extensive experience leading advocacy efforts for organizations, including working closely with agriculture stakeholders and federal and state
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September 03, 2022
Articles

Stephanie Clark Promoted To IA Strategic Partnerships And Business Development Vice President

Fairfax, Virginia — The Irrigation Association has announced that Stephanie Clark, CEM, has been promoted to strategic partnerships and business development vice president. Clark joined the IA in 2020 as the director of business development.
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September 03, 2022
Articles
Jared Strong, Iowa Capital Dispatch

Vilsack: America’s Voluntary Approach To Agriculture Is Better Than Europe’s Mandates: U.S. Secretary of Ag says challenge is to increase production ‘in a climate-smart way’

Boone, Iowa — The more than $1 billion the federal government is devoting to voluntary efforts to reduce agriculture’s adverse effects on the environment is a better long-term strategy than mandating new rules for farmers, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture To
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September 03, 2022
Articles

MountainKing Partners With Pioneer Gravy Mixes For November Promotion

Houston, TX – MountainKing Potatoes is pairing its high-flavor Butter Russets with Pioneer, the longtime maker of rich, flavorful gravy mixes, to create a retail promotion ideal for shoppers preparing popular fall-time dishes.
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September 02, 2022
Articles

Potatoes USA Reappoints 2022-23 Finance And Policy Committee Chair

Denver – Jeff Jennings of Camden, North Carolina, was reappointed to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 9, 2022 at the organization’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
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September 02, 2022
Potato Harvesting

Potato Harvest Truck Safety Measures

Potato harvest season is a busy time of year with trucks, harvesting equipment and transfer loading equipment all working together. This video shows you how to work safely and efficiently in the field and at the transfer loading station. Sponsored by the
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September 01, 2022
New Products

Nautilus Releases ‘Tatorade Sports Milk’ – A Natural Potato-Based Milk Beverage

Moscow, Idaho -- Richard H. Davis, President and CEO of Beverage Marketing USA and Nautilus Mineral Waters of America, states that his company intends to produce and market a “TATORADE '' line of potato-based milk beverages.
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September 01, 2022
Articles

Potatoes USA Appoints 2022-23 Research Committee Co-Chairs

Denver – Jennifer Gogan of Houlton, Maine, and Mike Larsen of Declo, Idaho, were elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee as Research Committee Co-Chairs on March 9, 2022, at the organization’s annual meeting.
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September 01, 2022
New Products

Industry’s First Autonomous Spreader Debuts At Farm Progress Show

Case IH and Raven Industries introduce the agriculture industry’s first autonomous spreader: the Case IH Trident 5550 applicator with Raven Autonomy. Unveiled at Farm Progress Show 2022, this innovative solution delivers on customers’ demands for autonomo
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