November 30, 2022
Articles

NPC-Supported Bill Would Increase Market Access Funding

On Thursday, Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16), a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, introduced H.R.9244, Supporting Market Access to Reinvigorate Trade (SMART) Act of 2022.
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November 30, 2022
New Products

Weighpack Announces New High Speed Continuous Motion Bagger State-Of-The-Art Bagging Machine Can Produce Up To 150 Bags Per Minute

WeighPack has launched its newest vertical form, fill and seal machine for  high-speed applications, the VF 1200 continuous motion bagger. Debuted at Pack Expo International in Chicago last month, this bagging machine can produce up to 150 bags per minute
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November 29, 2022
Articles

Biome Makers Announces New Hire John Appel As Head of Commercial NA

Davis, California - Biome Makers, global agtech leader in soil health analysis, announces new hire, John Appel, as Head of Commercial North America. Appel will lead business development efforts and accelerate Biome Makers' business growth strategy.
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November 29, 2022
Articles
Kerry Campbell - CBC News

New Bill Would Allow P.E.I. To Limit What Crops Can Be Grown In Potato Wart Index Fields: Minister says planting cereals and soybeans will help destroy fungus

Prince Edward Island's minister of agriculture has tabled legislation that would give the provincial government a lead role in trying to prevent the spread of potato wart in the province.
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November 28, 2022
New Products

Spectrum Watchdog Portable Wind Sensor For Pesticide Spray Records

Spectrum Technologies has expanded its broad product offering with the release of the WatchDog Portable Wind Sensor.
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November 28, 2022
Articles
Susan Langenhennig, nola.com

Fun With Franken-Gardening: New 'Ketchup 'N' Fries' Grows Tomatoes And Potatoes On Same Plant: NPR Reports

Ketchup 'n' Fries by TomTato is being licensed for U.S. markets by SuperNaturals Grafted Vegetables.
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November 25, 2022
Fertilizer

Study: Turning Wastewater Into Fertilizer Is Feasible, Could Help To Make Agriculture More Sustainable

The wastewater draining from massive pools of sewage sludge has the potential to play a role in more sustainable agriculture, according to environmental engineering researchers at Drexel University.
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November 25, 2022
Articles

Robinson Announces Australian Potato Tour in February

We came across this news brief from the Northland Potato Growers Association.
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November 23, 2022
Articles

USDA Invites Ag Producers To Respond Online To The 2022 Census Of Agriculture

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed survey codes to all known agriculture producers across the 50 states with an invitation to respond online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture at agcounts.usda.gov.
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November 23, 2022
Articles
Sean Ellis, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

More Than 200 Attend First Statewide Farm Stress Conference

Boise – More than 200 people attended Idaho’s first-ever statewide conference dedicated to farm stress.
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November 22, 2022
Articles

Potatoes USA Gives Thanksgiving History Lesson

Denver – Everyone knows it’s not Thanksgiving without potatoes, but most people don’t know how America’s favorite vegetable ended up on our plate for this uniquely American holiday.
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November 22, 2022
Articles

The Canadian Potato Summit Returns On Jan. 12, 2023

Kick off your 2023 potato growing season with the third annual Canadian Potato Summit, hosted virtually by Potatoes in Canada magazine.
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November 21, 2022
Articles
Western Farmer-Stockman

FERC Approves Klamath Dam Removals In '24: Growers and local politicians have opposed the removals for fear of rising energy costs, water cutbacks

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a final licensing order on Thursday, Nov. 17, that allows for the controversial removal of four hydroelectric dams from the Klamath River in Northern California and Southern Oregon by 2024.
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November 19, 2022
Articles

Regen Ag Lab Licenses BeCrop Technology For Deeper Biological Soil Analysis

Davis, California - Biome Makers and Regen Ag Lab announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership that will expand biological soil health analyses in North America.
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November 18, 2022
Articles

Lamb Weston Holdings Announces Agreement To Acquire Remaining Interests In European Joint Venture Lamb-Weston/Meijer

Eagle, Idaho -- Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase the remaining equity interests in its European joint venture with Meijer Frozen Foods B.V. for €700 million in cash and common stock of Lamb Weston.
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November 18, 2022
New Products

A New Way To Bag

The humble potato. This staple food has been around for more than 300 years in the United States and continues to be one of the best-selling produce items in grocery stores across the country. For most people, buying 5 lbs. of sturdy russets or buttery Yu
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November 17, 2022
Articles
Richard Smoley, ProduceBlueprint.com

Third Union Rejects Railway Contract

Following the midterms has been so fascinating that other news stories have faded into the background.
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November 17, 2022
Articles
Farm Press Staff Report

Pacific Northwest Crop Production Lighter: Potatoes, sugarbeets, corn for grain mostly down from '21 levels, according to NASS report

Drought, heat waves and rising input costs have apparently taken their toll on production of some crops in the Pacific Northwest.
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November 16, 2022
Articles

USDA Provides Nearly $24M Boost For Beginning Farmers, Ranchers

Washington – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young announced a nearly $24 million investment across 45 organizations and institutions that teach and train beginning farmers and ranchers.
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November 16, 2022
Articles
Michael Weiss, Indigo Ag, indigoag.com

What Is A Soil Carbon Credit?

Agriculture is essential to ensuring global food security. However, the agricultural industry is also one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Some agricultural practices can release carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane into the atmosp
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November 15, 2022
Articles

University Of Idaho Ag Outlook Seminars

University of Idaho Extension has scheduled several seminars in mid December that should be of great interest to growers and other ag producers. Topics include global trade, weather, water, input cost trends and crop specific topics including grain and po
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November 15, 2022
Articles

American Agri-Women Elects New National Officers

Bozeman, Mont. (AgPR) – American Agri-Women (AAW) recently elected its national officers at its 2022 national convention in Bozeman, Mont. AAW, a national coalition of farm, ranch, and agri-business women, is in its 48th year of advocating for agriculture
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November 14, 2022
New Products

NETZSCH Announces New TORNADO T1 Rotary Lobe Pump: Produces high flow at low to medium pressures in a small compact package

NETZSCH Pumps North America, experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, announces the new TORNADO T1 pump, designed to produce high flow at low to medium pressures in a small compact package. It is ideal for application
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November 14, 2022
Articles
Scott Elliott, ARS Office of Communications

Cutting To The Chase: Drone technology saves time, improves production

Trial-and-error research is a time-honored tradition, but with the global population now at 7.9 billion – and expected to top 9.7 billion by 2050 – time is a luxury that we may not be able to afford as scientists race to find a way to feed all those peopl
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November 13, 2022
Articles

Cameron Edwards, Mason Troendle Join Meristem Crop Performance

Columbus, Ohio and Des Moines, Iowa (AgPR) – Two more leading agronomic professionals have joined Meristem Crop Performance, one of the fastest-growing crop input suppliers in America. Cameron Edwards will serve farm businesses in Ohio as sales representa
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November 12, 2022
New Products

AGRIFORCE BK T71, BKT’S First Rubber Track For Agriculture Comes Into Being

Paris, France – Unstoppable on any terrain - this is how BKT and its strategic choice of entering a new market segment could be summed up. The company launches an absolute novelty: AGRIFORCE BK T71, the first of a brand-new series of BKT rubber tracks for
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November 12, 2022
New Products

ABB Expands The ABB Ability Smart Sensor To General Machinery: ABB Ability Smart Sensor now available for industrial motors and general machinery including pumps and fans

ABB, a global leader in technology, is now enabling customers to remotely monitor the health and performance of general machinery with the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor, a key element of the ABB Ability™ Digital Powertrain.
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November 12, 2022
Articles

Veteran Ag Strategist Mace Thornton Joins Stratovation Group as Partner/COO: Firm expands footprint, strategic capabilities

Columbus, Ohio (AgPR) – Veteran strategic communications professional Mace Thornton has joined Stratovation Group as partner and COO to lead integrated client services, Cameron Camfield, founder and CEO of the Stratovation Group announced.
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November 11, 2022
Articles
Melissa G.S. McKendree and Florencia Coletta, Michigan State University Extension

Free Online Farm Business Management Course Offered In November 2022

Farm Money Matters: Farm Business Management is a unique online course consisting of eight self-paced modules and four producer Zoom meetings. At the end of the course, you will develop an action plan to apply concepts learned to your farm.
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November 11, 2022
Articles

McCain Foods, Farm Credit Canada Come Together To Support Growers’ Sustainable Practices

Toronto, ON – McCain Foods, a Canadian-based global leader in prepared potato products, and Farm Credit Canada (FCC), the only lender solely invested in Canada’s agriculture and food industry, have come together with a new offering to reduce financial bar
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November 11, 2022
Articles

After USDA Risk Assessment, NPC Urges Increased Protections To Prevent PEI Potato Wart Spread

Washington -- On Thursday, Nov. 10, the National Potato Council and a dozen state potato associations issued a letter to USDA Undersecretary of Marketing and Regulatory Services Jenny Moffitt calling on the department to work with the Canadian Food Inspec
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November 10, 2022
Articles

Simplot Selects Dugdale To Lead New Global Food Effort

Boise, ID – The J.R. Simplot Company has named Graham Dugdale president of its newly formed Global Foods business group. Dugdale previously led Simplot Australia and will now assume the role of merging that business group with Simplot International Food G
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November 10, 2022
Articles

Vive Named Co-Recipient Of NSERC’s Synergy Award For Innovation

Toronto, ON- Vive Crop Protection has been recognized as the co-recipient of the distinguished Synergy Award for Innovation from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) alongside Dr. Cynthia Goh, a professor of physical chemistry at
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November 10, 2022
Articles

Tasting Table Cites UMaine Potato Research

In an article about the impact of global high temperatures and water scarcity impacting the size of potatoes, Tasting Table cited research from the University of Maine looking to develop a potato variety that can withstand warming temperatures and all the
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November 09, 2022
Articles
Sean Ellis, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

Idaho Set a Record For Ag Export Value In 2021

Pocatello, Idaho – For the second straight year, Idaho set a record for total agricultural export value in 2021.
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November 09, 2022
Articles

WSU’s Lav Khot, Colleagues Receive Multi-State Award For Ag Drone Research, Extension

Lav Khot, associate professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, was honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources for ongoing efforts to enhance the role of dr
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November 08, 2022
New Products

Cummins, Versatile Hydrogen Engine Collaboration Announced

Boone, Iowa – Cummins Inc. and Buhler Industries Inc., a leading tractor manufacturer under the Versatile brand, announced that they have signed a letter of intent and plans to integrate the Cummins 15-liter hydrogen engines in Versatile’s equipment to le
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November 08, 2022
Articles

EEOC Has Updated Its "Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal" Poster

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster. The poster – revised as of October 20, 2022 – replaces and supersedes all prior versions of the poster.
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November 07, 2022
Articles

Agriculture Secretary Celebrates Pennsylvania Potato Growers Centennial On Historic Franklin County Farm

Orrstown, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding joined potato growers, potato chip manufacturers and potato lovers on the historic Bender Potato Farm in Orrstown, Franklin County, to celebrate the centennial of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Potato Gro
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November 07, 2022
Articles

Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Two New Commissioners

Eagle, ID – During the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) October meeting, two new Commissioners representing the grower and shipper industries were sworn in. Daren Bitter of Bittersweet Farms and Brian Jones of Sun Valley Potatoes will each serve three-year
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November 06, 2022
Articles

Sentera Launches Precise Geolocation System For Faster Data Delivery: Direct Georeferencing (DGR) System increases project efficiency by 3x

St. Paul, Minn. – Sentera, the industry leading ag analytics platform powered by machine learning, announced the launch of its Direct Georeferencing (DGR) System, which quickly connects to an ag drone to add high-precision location certainty to high-resol
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November 06, 2022
Articles

2022 MFBF Convention Slated For Nov. 14-16 In Missoula, MT

Event Registration 2022 MFBF Annual Convention Schedule, Registration
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November 06, 2022
Articles
Richard Smoley, ProduceBlueprint.com

Vegetables Slammed As Climate Foes

I’m not sure what qualifications you need to be a columnist for a major newspaper. They can’t be rigorous ones.
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November 06, 2022
Articles

Potato Days 2022: No Time To Waste For Future-Proof Potato Growing

On Nov. 9-11, HZPC will open its doors in Joure – and online – to anyone with a passion for potatoes. During Potato Days 2022, we will discuss the challenges of food security and sustainability, now and in the future. And we will also discuss how we as a
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November 05, 2022
Articles

SynTech Research Group Chooses BeCrop Technology For R&D Services

SynTech Research Group, global agricultural contract research, product positioning, development, registration, and market support services provider, has committed to utilizing Biome Makers’ BeCrop technology and its taxonomic database of over 10M microorg
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November 05, 2022
Articles

Biome Makers Receives $1.6M For AI Development To Accelerate Global Soil Restoration

Davis, Calif. - Biome Makers, a global agtech leader in soil health analysis, has been awarded $1.6M from the European Union. This grant is a testament to the need for strong solutions around soil biology in agriculture. The European Union recognizes the
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November 04, 2022
New Products

AGCO Power Releases A Completely New Engine Family For Off-Road Vehicles: Radical step towards carbon neutral engines

Linnavuori, Finland - AGCO Power is a global diesel engine manufacturer for world-renowned tractor brands such as Fendt, Valtra, Massey Ferguson as well as other heavy machinery. Now AGCO Power has developed and manufactured a completely new family of die
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November 04, 2022
Seed Potatoes

New UI Extension Bulletin Focuses On Devastating Potato Disease, Bacterial Ring Rot

Moscow, Idaho — University of Idaho Extension has published a new bulletin to help potato farmers recognize the symptoms of bacterial rot and protect their operations from the devastating crop disease.
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November 04, 2022
Articles

AMVAC, NewLeaf Symbiotics Partner to Bring Biological Solutions To North American Crop Markets: Partnership to bolster AMVAC’s growing GreenSolutions biological portfolio; NewLeaf Symbiotics set to gain wider market access

Newport Beach, Calif. — AMVAC, an American Vanguard Company, and NewLeaf Symbiotics of St. Louis, Missouri, have announced a new partnership to bring new and existing biologicals solutions to North American crop markets beginning in 2023.
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November 03, 2022
Articles

BASF Hires Two New Technical Field Representatives To Cover The West

BASF Agricultural Solutions has welcomed two new technical field representatives to its agronomic team. Both members have been assigned to regions of California and Arizona.
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November 03, 2022
Articles

Potato Industry Leadership Institute’s Class Of 2023 Announced

Washington – The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) has announced the 2023 class of the Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI).
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November 03, 2022
Irrigation

Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association Winter Show & Conference

(ED--We printed the wrong dates and location for the IIEA Winter Show & Conference in Potato Grower Magazine. Here is the correct information. We apologize for our oversight.)
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November 03, 2022
Articles

Khan Named NDSU Extension Assistant Director For Agriculture And Natural Resources: His appointment began Oct. 24 after serving six months as interim assistant director

Mohamed Khan accepted the role of assistant director, agriculture and natural resources, for North Dakota State University Extension and started in this role on Oct. 24.
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November 02, 2022
Articles

Bridging The Gap Between Farmers, Shoppers – RPE, LLC Announces New Brand: Now introducing Farmer’s Promise Serving Up Confidence

Bancroft, Wisc. — There are many brands that know how to grow great potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes and get them on the grocery shelf or into our favorite foods. Then what? Is blind consumption anyway to live? Not according to consumer trends, which i
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November 02, 2022
Articles
Jim Camberato, Agronomy Department, Purdue University

Keep In Mind Soil Test K And pH Are Affected By Low Soil Moisture

Summary Sample to the proper depth and retain the whole soil core to get a representative soil sample.
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November 01, 2022
Articles

McCain Foods Enters The Metaverse With Regen Fries: McCain Foods joins forces with Bored & Hungry and Roblox to educate consumers on regenerative farming

Toronto -- McCain Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of prepared potato products, is entering the Metaverse and introducing new Regen Fries as part of the #SaveOurSoil initiative. Regen Fries are made with potatoes that are grown using regenerative f
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November 01, 2022
Articles
Mary Heers, Utah Public Radio

Wild About Utah: Journey Of The Potato

When I walked into the Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho, the first thing that caught my eye was a drawing of a farmer in the High Andes of Peru working the ground with a foot harrow. This is exactly what the Spanish Conquistators saw when they marched in
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