January 30, 2023
Articles

Canadian Potato Production Figures

During the recent Canadian Potato Summit 2023, Victoria Stamper, general manager of United Potato Growers of Canada, shared some potato production figures for Canada.
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January 30, 2023
New Products

Shark Wheel Announces Partnership With Reinke Manufacturing Company

Lake Forest, Calif. - Shark Wheel, the California-based company that has reinvented the standard wheel design, has unveiled a new partnership with Reinke Manufacturing Company.
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January 29, 2023
Articles

Global Potato Statistics - Latest FAO Data: China, India, Ukraine still largest producers of potatoes

The latest global potato statistics provided by the FAO were updated in December, 2022. We extracted this 2021 data for “total production” (in metric tons) and present the results for 100 potato producing countries in the table below (ranging from most to
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January 29, 2023
Articles

BASF Partners With Agriculture Future Of America, Murray State University To Endow Scholarship In Honor Of Former BASF Employee

Kansas City, MO. - In partnership with Agriculture Future of America (AFA) and Murray State University, BASF recently announced the endowment of a scholarship in honor of former employee, Rocky Napier. The Rocky Napier Scholarship is funded by BASF and wi
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January 28, 2023
Articles

John Deere’s Perspective On Tractor, Implement Automation In Farming

John Deere’s Dave Gordillo took part in the Washington Oregon Potato Conference’s Ag Innovation Session, which features a handful of new products/companies and what they're bringing to the ag table. Here we highlight what John Deere is planning for the fu
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January 27, 2023
Articles

GROWMARK Acquires Allied Seed

Bloomington, Illinois (AgPR) – GROWMARK, Inc. announced the acquisition of Allied Seed, LLC., based in Nampa, Idaho. Allied Seed offers a full line of forage, turfgrass and cover crop seed as well as custom production, blending, packaging and seed treatme
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January 27, 2023
Articles

"Fighting Our Foliar Foes With Fungicides"

Dr. Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Idaho-based Miller Research (www.millerresearch.com), talked about the topic “Fighting Our Foliar Foes With Fungicides” this week at the Washington Oregon Potato Conference.
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January 26, 2023
Articles

McCain Foods 2022 Sustainability Report Spotlights Key Progress, Opportunity For Sustainable, Regenerative Food Production

Toronto, ON – Today McCain Foods Limited (McCain) released its Sustainability Report, underpinning its commitment to producing delicious, planet-friendly food.
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January 26, 2023
Articles

Oregon Potatoes Update

Gary Roth, Executive Director of the Oregon Potato Commission, shared the Commission’s activities over the past year. His comments came at the Washington Oregon Potato Conference in Kennewick, WA.
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January 25, 2023
Articles

Most Northwest Ag Commodities To See A Slightly Profitable Year

Spokane, Washington – AgWest Farm Credit has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in its northern region.
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January 25, 2023
Articles

Ag World Annual Golf Classic Registration Now Open

Registration for the 10th annual Ag World Golf Classic is now open.
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January 24, 2023
Articles

"We've Got To Find Out What The West That We Want Is”

Family Farm Alliance President Patrick O’Toole, whose family operates a sheep and cattle ranch on the Wyoming-Colorado border, was interviewed last month in Las Vegas by E&E Daily while attending the Colorado River Water Users Association conference. In t
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January 24, 2023
Articles

Manage Your Farmland Better With MZA

Every field contains variations throughout the landscape—different areas have different needs. So, how do producers know how to manage all these unique sections on their land? Watch to see how Management Zone Analyst, a software developed by ARS, makes ma
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January 23, 2023
Articles
Sudesh Kissun, ruralnewsgroup.co.nz

Despite Challenges Spuds Remain A Billion-Dollar Business

Data from 2021 presented in the Potatoes New Zealand (PNZ) annual report shows minimal impact on production despite a rough couple of years. The overall value of the industry including the domestic and export markets dropped slightly to $1.095 billion. Th
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January 23, 2023
Articles

World Potato Congress Inc. Announces Board Changes: U of I’s Nora Olsen the new vice president

Following 16 years of dedicated volunteer service to the World Potato Congress Inc., John Griffin will be stepping down from his role of President of WPC. He has been involved with the WPC Board of Directors since 2007, serving in various capacities on th
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January 22, 2023
Articles

Agronomy Pro Caleb Miller Named Meristem Account Manager

Columbus, Ohio, (AgPR) – Experienced ag account professional and seed rep Caleb Miller has joined Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC (www.MeristemAg.com), one of the fastest-growing crop input suppliers in America. Miller becomes Meristem’s account mana
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January 22, 2023
Articles

Biome Makers Is Leading Innovation With The Largest Global Database Of Microbes

Davis, Calif. - BeCrop technology, which leads the largest global taxonomic database, has expanded further to include 14 million taxonomic references of microorganisms. This remarkable growth, which has doubled in less than one year, is a result of the v
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January 20, 2023
Articles
Michigan Farm Bureau

Biden Administration Sued Over Water Rule’s ‘Impossible And Unpredictable’ Burdens

AFBF and other prominent ag and business groups are suing the Biden administration over the EPA’s complicated and confusing new set of water rules.
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January 20, 2023
Articles

New Public-Private Partnership To Improve Seed Potato Production In Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a new partner to improve the efficiency of seed potato production at the Starks Early Generation Seed Potato Farm in Rhinelander, WI. The farm, part of the university’s Seed Potato Certification Program, produces ea
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January 19, 2023
New Products

Haith Showcases Latest Innovations

Haith Group, which has been designing and supplying innovative solutions for farmers, packers and food manufacturers for over 75 years, will be launching its Mobile Water Treatment System and PRO-Sort mobile optical grader into the United States.
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January 19, 2023
New Products

SOILPAM TRACKSACK

SNF’s SOILPAM TRACKSACK consists of soil-stabilizing, water-soluble polymer tablets in mesh bags. The tablets contain a high quality, high purity linear anionic copolymer.
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January 18, 2023
Articles
Lane Lindstrom, Editor, Potato Grower Magazine

Daniel Whitley: “I’m Bullish On American Agriculture”

Daniel Whitley, the new Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) spoke to a group of sugarbeet and sugarcane growers as well as other members of the sugar industry, sharing his take on the latest foreign tra
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January 18, 2023
Herbicide
North Dakota State University

Popular Herbicides No Longer Control Kochia In Some Areas

A North Dakota State University study showed that some kochia populations in western North Dakota likely have developed resistance to commonly used preplant burndown herbicides.
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January 17, 2023
Articles
Louise-Marie Dandurand, University of Idaho

Major Nematodes Impacting Potato And Their Controls

Nematodes are microscopic soil-dwelling pests. There are several plant-parasitic nematodes of concern for potato growers as they can majorly impact yield. Nematodes attack the roots. Generally, symptoms of nematode infestation appear like water or nutrien
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January 17, 2023
Articles

Eastern Idaho’s Bench Mark Potatoes Moves Into New Digs: Gives company more room to operate

After packaging and shipping famous Idaho potatoes for 30 years from a warehouse in Thornton, ID, Bench Mark Potatoes moved to a new location in Rexburg, ID, this summer after buying out High Country Potato from the Cornelison family.
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January 16, 2023
Articles

WSU Soil Researchers Seed Long-Term Projects Across Washington

Professor and Washington State University Extension Agent Chris Benedict is partnering with colleagues at the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) to lead the state forward on soil research, outreach, and best practices.
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January 16, 2023
Articles

UI Extension To Conduct Trials Aimed At Finding Special-Needs Herbicide Labels For Quinoa

Moscow, Idaho — Forthcoming field trials at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research and Extension Center could help provide the first herbicides to local farmers who raise quinoa, a niche crop that’s gaining a foothold in the state’s eastern region.
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January 15, 2023
Articles

Research Project: Establishment Of A Platform For Rapid Diagnosis Of Current, Potential Potato Diseases In Alberta

Rapid detection and diagnosis of potato diseases is key to providing information on early management or confirmation to customers that diseases are not present. The ability of the Alberta potato industry to effectively monitor and diagnose disease(s), in
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January 15, 2023
Articles
east-fruit.com

Potatoes Of Egypt – How Will The Shrinking Russian Economy Affect The Sector? Analytics By EastFruit (Part I)

According to various sources, the fall in Russia’s GDP due to its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022 amounted to 3.4-4.5 percent. Many citizens of the aggressor country had to flee abroad, fearing mobilization into the army and/or political persecutio
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January 14, 2023
New Products

Electric Sustainability: With "E-READY," BKT Puts Its Mark On It

Seregno, Italy - The logo that officially kicks off the BKT tire family specifically tailored for electric vehicles was unveiled just a few weeks ago. E-READY made its debut at SIMA, where we first saw it imprinted on the AGRIMAXFACTOR tire (BKT's all-new
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January 14, 2023
Articles

Eli Swenson Joins Meristem Team: Experienced agronomist set to reach more farmers, expand Meristem’s dealer network in North Dakota, Red River Valley

Columbus, Ohio (AgPR) – Another leading agronomic professional has joined Meristem Crop Performance, one of the fastest-growing crop input suppliers in America. Eli Swenson becomes a Meristem sales representative in North Dakota and the Red River Valley.
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January 13, 2023
Articles

Western Growers Joins Other Grower Groups In Opposing Kroger-Albertsons Merger

Western Growers joined the California Fresh Fruit Association and Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association to send a letter to Lina Khan, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), opposing the merger between Kroger and Albertsons.
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January 13, 2023
Articles

John Deere Announces Its 2023 Startup Collaborators

Olathe, Kansas — Deere & Company has released the names of eight companies chosen for its 2023 Startup Collaborator program. The Startup Collaborator was launched in 2019 and helps John Deere enhance precision technology in its agriculture and constructio
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January 13, 2023
Articles

Pulsemaster Welcomes Ben Lemieux To Expand PEF Utilization In The Americas

Based in New Brunswick, Canada, Ben Lemieux joins Pulsemaster with 28 years of food processing experience. Coming from the French fry and appetizer/snack industry, Lemieux has led plants and regional teams of experts in multiple facets of the business.
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January 12, 2023
Articles

Potato Expo Returns To Pre-Pandemic Levels With Colorado Event: More than 1,800 attendees, 175 exhibitors convened in Colorado for the first time in the show’s 15 years

Washington – On Jan. 4-5, more than 1,800 U.S. potato growers and industry members from a dozen countries turned out for Potato Expo 2023, hosted by the National Potato Council, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado, to d
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January 12, 2023
Articles

USDA Announces Major Program Improvements, Progress, Investments To Benefit American Farmers, Ranchers, Producers

San Juan, P.R. — At the recent American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced several major developments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will benefit farmers, ranchers and producers across the nat
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January 11, 2023
Articles

Part 2 - 2023 Potato Expo Draws Huge Crowd For Exhibits, Seminars

The National Potato Expo has become known as one of the biggest potato events anywhere and this year’s two-day expo didn’t disappoint.
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January 11, 2023
Articles

2023 Potato Expo Draws Huge Crowd For Exhibits, Seminars

The National Potato Expo has become known as one of the biggest potato events anywhere and this year’s two-day expo didn’t disappoint.
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January 11, 2023
Articles

Nelson Irrigation R2000FX Rotator Is Silver Winner In 2022 Irrigation Association's New Product Award For Agricultural Irrigation

Nelson’s R2000FX is a low pressure sprinkler that delivers greater radius of throw and the benefit of flow control nozzles to the low pressure market segment.
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January 11, 2023
Articles
National Potato Council

Omnibus Includes Record $4M In NIFA Potato Breeding Funding: Funding will continue to yield tremendous results for potato breeding projects across the country

Recently, the details of a $1.7 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill to fund the federal government for FY23 was released and included provisions vital to the future of the U.S. potato industry.
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January 10, 2023
Articles

2022 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Continues To Showcase America’s Most Popular Potato To Millions Of College Football Fans Across The Country

Eagle, ID – For over a decade, Idaho potatoes have been the naming sponsor of America’s premier cold-weather bowl game, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (FIPB).
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January 10, 2023
Articles

AFBF Signs Right To Repair Memorandum Of Understanding With John Deere

The American Farm Bureau Federation and John Deere signed a memorandum of understanding that ensures farmers’ and ranchers’ right to repair their own farm equipment. The MOU, signed at the 2023 AFBF Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the culmination
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January 09, 2023
Articles

Proposals Sought For Potato Research & Market Development Program  

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Potato Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program. Proposals should relate to demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to addre
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January 09, 2023
Articles

UI Extension To Host Idaho Potato Conference

Moscow, Idaho — University of Idaho Extension will highlight the latest in news and research affecting the state’s most famous crop during the 55th Annual Idaho Potato Conference and Trade Show, scheduled for Jan. 18-19 in the Pond Student Union Building
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January 08, 2023
Articles

TOMRA Food Appoints New Regional Sales Director EMEA For TOMRA Processed Food

TOMRA Food has appointed Christian Tougaard to Regional Sales Director EMEA for TOMRA Processed Food, part of TOMRA Food. Tougaard’s appointment follows the reorganization earlier this year of TOMRA Food into two business areas, TOMRA Processed Food and T
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January 08, 2023
Articles

Farmers Can Now Order Biological Soil Tests In Biome Makers’ Online Store

Davis, California - Biome Makers, global agtech leaders in soil microbiology, announce a new online store where farmers and advisors can now order BeCrop® Test, an advanced biological soil test, directly from their website.
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January 07, 2023
Articles
The Produce News

Idaho Potato Commission: Opportunity Beckons In Newly Opened Mexico Market

On May 1, 2022, Idaho potatoes became the first U.S. spuds across the southern border under a new trade agreement that opened up all of Mexico for fresh American tubers.
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January 06, 2023
New Products

Growers No Longer Need Compromises With Fumigation, Nematicides With GroPro's Vigilance 

Worldwide growers face severe issues with the allocation of fumigants, reduced control from conventional nematicides, or bio and conventional-based nematicides that provide suppression or just don’t work. The damage done by nematodes to crops is devastati
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January 05, 2023
Articles
EIN Presswire

World’s First Agri-Focused Satellite Prepares For Launch From Cape Canaveral

London, United Kingdom -- EOS SAT-1, the first imaging satellite to be built by Dragonfly Aerospace, lifted off Jan. 3 from SpaceX’s launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as part of the Transporter-6 mission.
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January 05, 2023
Articles

Farm Credit Stockholders Vote To Form New Association In The West

Spokane, Washington – Stockholders of both Northwest Farm Credit Services and Farm Credit West have overwhelmingly approved a merger of their associations to form AgWest Farm Credit – a new association serving more than 22,000 customers throughout seven w
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January 04, 2023
Articles

A Lasting Impact: Microplastics Settling Into Soil: Soils with high concentrations of microplastics could experience limited water flow

Whether we like it or not, plastic is a major part of our lives. The production and use of plastics has been found to create a problem because “microplastics” are accumulating in our soils.
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January 03, 2023
Articles
Potatoes In Canada

Canada Posts Second Consecutive Record Potato Crop In 2022: StatsCan

Canadian growers harvested a second consecutive record potato crop in 2022, as production rose 0.8 per cent year over year to 123.0 million hundredweight due to slight increases in both seeded area and yield.
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January 03, 2023
Articles

U Of I Leading USDA-Funded Project To Help Potato Farmers Combat Nematodes

Moscow, Idaho — A University of Idaho-led research team has received a $6.8 million U.S. Department of Agriculture award to develop new diagnostic tools, management practices and resources for controlling harmful nematodes in potato fields.
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January 02, 2023
Articles

Western Montana Grazing And Agriculture Conference Scheduled For Jan. 19-20 In Missoula

Bozeman – The annual Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference, scheduled for Jan. 19-20 in Missoula, will focus on opportunities in agriculture in western Montana.
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January 02, 2023
Articles
Scott Elliott, ARS Office of Communications

Water Vision 2050: USDA, ARS Scientists Chart Course of Water Management

As much water as there is in the world, only about one-half of 1 percent of it is drinkable. To illustrate, if the world’s water supply was condensed to 26 gallons (about 100 liters), fresh water would amount to only one-half of a teaspoon. What’s worse,
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January 01, 2023
Articles

Mattracks Introduces Employee Energy Relief Program; Distributes Over a Half Million Dollars To Employees In 2022: Highest employee bonus package since established in 1994

Karlstad, MN – Mattracks Inc, a northwest Minnesota manufacturer of track conversion systems, celebrated its most successful year since its inception in 1992 by rewarding its employees for all of their hard work over the past year.
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January 01, 2023
Articles

The Top Crop Summit Is Returning To Saskatoon – In Person

Canadian farmers and agronomists have faced incredible challenges over the last few years, but the agility and resilience of Canada’s ag industry has never been stronger. We’re thrilled to showcase the merits of Canadian farmers and the scientific communi
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