February 21, 2024
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International Potato Technology Expo Opens 2024 Edition This Week

Charlottetown, PEI – North America’s leading potato event is making its biennial return to Charlottetown’s Eastlink Centre, this week. Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, The International Potato Technology Expo will welcome thousands of industry pro
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February 21, 2024
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General Accounting Office

Precision Agriculture: Benefits And Challenges For Technology Adoption And Use

Precision agriculture uses technologies such as GPS or automation to make farms more efficient. For example, farmers can use auto-steering equipment to precisely plant a field, and activity monitors can help dairy farmers collect data about their cows' he
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February 21, 2024
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New Report: Potatoes Grown In The Mitten State Contribute $2.5 Billion To Michigan’s Economy: As the "Potato Chip Capital of the U.S.,” one in four bags of potato chips enjoyed in America are filled with Michigan-grown spuds

East Lansing, Mich. — Michigan-grown spuds deliver a pile of economic activity, generating more than $2.5 billion to the state’s GDP and supporting around 21,700 Michigan jobs, according to a report released today by the Michigan Potato Industry Commissio
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February 20, 2024
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Combined United States And Canadian Potato Production Up 8 Percent From 2022

This publication is the result of a joint effort by Servicio de Información Agroalimentaria y Pesquera (SIAP), Statistics Canada, and USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to publish potato production for three countries in one report.
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February 20, 2024
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Trevor W. Lewis and M. Ankith Reddy, The Buckeye Institute

Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Will Fail The Farm

Federal policymakers are pursuing expensive climate-control and emissions policies that have largely failed in Europe—and the American farm and household will be required to pay for them.
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February 19, 2024
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Sean Ellis, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

Ag Census Shows Idaho Lost 2,119 Farms

Pocatello – Idaho lost 2,119 farms, or 8.5 percent of its total farms, between 2017 and 2022, according to the 2022 Census of Agriculture.
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February 19, 2024
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Potato Sustainability Alliance 2023 Grower Community Benchmarks

In the PSA Program, 420 growers across North America, representing 589,120 potato acres, completed our on-farm self assessment for the 2023 crop year. Our program uses the Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture Standard and Cropwise Sustainability app as the
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February 18, 2024
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Commissioner Sid Miller Gets Rid Of Pesticides The TDA Way: Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas A&M AgriLife event collects unwanted pesticides

Austin - The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service joined forces on Wednesday, Jan. 31, to host a pesticide waste collection and container recycling event in Robstown, Texas where Commissioner Sid Miller welcom
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February 18, 2024
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TFI: Tightening Of Air Standards Will Hamper Fertilizer Production, Economic Growth

Arlington, VA – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) expressed alarm with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) lowering of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter. According to TFI, this change will lead to permitti
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February 18, 2024
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Deere Reports First Quarter Net Income Of $1.751 Billion

Moline, Illinois — Deere & Company reported net income of $1.751 billion for the first quarter ended Jan. 28, 2024, or $6.23 per share, compared with net income of $1.959 billion, or $6.55 per share, for the quarter ended January 29, 2023.
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February 18, 2024
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USDA Releases Updated Equity Action Plan

Washington – Today, as we near the first anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support to Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of
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February 17, 2024
New Products

Regenertive Organic Agriculture Mixture Improves Soil Health, Water Retention And Reduces Fertilizer, Pesticide Use

NaturaSolve the all-natural solution for sustainable soil health and regenerative agriculture has announced the new versions of its non GMO products for soil health and water remediation.
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February 17, 2024
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Roger Cryan, Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

Census Of Agriculture Reveals Rich Data

This week a window opens on agriculture that is revealed just once every five years.
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February 16, 2024
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Revolutionizing Farming: Cutting-Edge Imaging Technology Unveils The Future Of Precision Agriculture

The global market for imaging technology for precision agriculture held a market value of US$ 955.4 million for the base year 2022. The market size is estimated to increase to the market value of US$ 1,042.3 million in 2023 and is estimated to reach US$ 2
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February 16, 2024
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Farm Bureau Sues California Over Climate Disclosure Laws

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with the American Farm Bureau Federation, California Chamber of Commerce, Central Valley Business Federation, Los Angeles County Business Federation, and Western Growers Association, filed a lawsuit against the state of
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February 16, 2024
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Rep. Newhouse To Biden Admin: ‘You’ve Crossed The Line’: Introduces DAMN Act to help protect Lower Snake River dams

Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), Russ Fulcher (ID-05), and Cliff Bentz (OR-02) in introducing the Defending Against Manipulative Negotiators Act(DAMN ACT) to prohibit the use of federal funds
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February 15, 2024
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AGCO Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

Duluth, Ga.-- AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, reported net sales of $3.8 billion for the fourth quarter of 2023, a decrease of 2.5 percent c
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February 15, 2024
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DATE CORRECTION: Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminar

In the February issue of Potato Grower Magazine, we accidentally printed the wrong date for the upcoming Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminar.
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February 15, 2024
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John O'Connell, University of Idaho

U Of I Monitoring Program Detects Few Potato Psyllids But Slightly More Infected With Bacterium That Causes Zebra Chip

Moscow, Idaho — For a second consecutive year, a University of Idaho pest monitoring program trapped relatively few potato psyllids in Idaho spud fields during 2023, but slightly more psyllids than normal harbored the bacterium that causes the crop diseas
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February 14, 2024
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Sarah Fronczak and Madelyn Celovsky, Michigan State University Extension

Controlling Erosion With Cover Crops: Stop losing your most valuable asset. Plant cover crops.

As a farmer, one of your most valuable assets is your land. The topsoil of the land is what can make or break the yield on a field. Protecting this resource and keeping it in place should be a priority for every farm. In the past, farmers used cover crops
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February 14, 2024
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USDA Releases 2022 Census Of Agriculture Data

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced the results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture, spanning more than 6 million data points about America’s farms and ranches and the people
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February 13, 2024
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Comprehensive School IPM Training Workshop Dates Announced In Maine

These trainings will cover all materials needed in order to complete the Comprehensive IPM Exam. You can find all trainings and information on the Training and Events Page of the school IPM website. You are welcome to attend if you are looking to gain con
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February 13, 2024
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AEM United States Ag Tractor And Combine Report January 2024

Milwaukee -- The AEM Ag Tractor and Combine Report is provided monthly and is derived from AEM member companies through proprietary statistical reporting programs. The data is provided by AEM members and represents preliminary monthly retail sales of Ag e
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February 12, 2024
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Plantings 2024: Major Challenges For The Entire Sector Due To The Low Availability Of Seed Potatoes

The supply of seed potatoes for the 2024 cultivation appears to be becoming more complicated. Compared to 2022, the seed potato area has decreased by 7 percent for the five most important producing countries in the European Union (the Netherlands, France,
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February 12, 2024
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Todd Hollingshead, BYU Communications

Newly Discovered (Tiny) Animal Species Now Carries The Name Of A BYU Professor: Discovery is an insect-killing nematode

Not many people would ever say the words, “I’m super honored that you named this worm after me,” and mean it. Then again, not many people are BYU biology professor Byron Adams.
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February 11, 2024
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CNH Among Top 5 Percent In S&P Global Yearbook And High Scorer In Dow Downs Sustainability World & North America Indices

S&P Global, a leading authority in financial information and analytics, has ranked CNH as one of the strongest performers in its 2024 Sustainability Yearbook. The company placed in the top 5 percent among the more than 9,400 companies rated in the annual
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February 10, 2024
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Meet Certified Crop Advisor Conservationist Of The Year Russell Taylor Of Live Earth Products At The World Ag Expo

Emery, UT — According to the USDA, "Conservation in agriculture is vital to maintain the productivity and sustainability of America's working and non-working lands."[1] No one is more prepared to share their wealth of knowledge on conservation than Russel
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February 10, 2024
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Biotalys Enters Into Academic Collaborations With Key Scientific Leaders In Europe, U.S.: Cooperations will support Biotalys’ targeted approach to biocontrol development and help to advance earlier-stage programs

Ghent, Belgium – Biotalys (Euronext – BTLS), an Agricultural Technology (AgTech) company developing protein-based biocontrol solutions for crop protection, announced that the company has entered into several academic collaborations with leading researcher
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February 09, 2024
New Products

Reinke Irrigation, CropX Debut First-Of-Its-Kind Pivot-Mounted Sensor To Monitor Field-Specific Crop Water Use

San Francisco, CA - CropX Technologies, a global leader in digital agriculture solutions, announced the launch of a new product in partnership with Reinke Irrigation to refine water management for farmers through field-specific Evapotranspiration (ET) mea
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February 09, 2024
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MountainKing Readies Supplies Of Petite-Sized Varieties For Spring Crawfish Season

Houston, TX – While crawfish season is expected to ramp up a bit later this year due to supply challenges caused by months of high temperatures, fresh potato grower and packager MountainKing is readying supplies of its popular petite varieties while putti
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February 08, 2024
New Products

Case IH Goes Big With AF11 Combine Introduction: The Class 10+ combine entry sets new bar on harvesting capacity

Each year farmers are challenged to accomplish more within tighter windows. In order to get the most out of every engine hour, Case IH is launching the AF11 combine, an industry-leading powerhouse purposefully redesigned from the ground up to maximize tim
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February 08, 2024
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John O'Connell, University of Idaho

Pigweed Problems: U Of I Weed Scientist Concerned About Rapid Spread Of Two New Weeds In The State With Resistance To Common Herbicides

MOSCOW, Idaho — It’s been less than two years since University of Idaho Extension weed scientist Albert Adjesiwor’s fears were realized and a pair of problematic pigweeds – Palmer amaranth and waterhemp – were first found in Idaho.
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February 07, 2024
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Northland Potato Growers & Ten Acre Marketing Receive Regional Honors

The Northland Potato Growers Association, in partnership with Ten Acre Marketing, was recently recognized at the Region 3 Best of NAMA awards in Des Moines, IA.
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February 07, 2024
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Check Out The Latest Culinary Sensation From The Potatoes USA Test Kitchen.

Chefs RJ and Aurora have been hard at work in the Spud Lab developing new potato recipes tailored specifically for football fans—including their latest creation, this Buffalo Chicken Tot Dish. It's a delicious and easy dish to enjoy during Sunday’s matchu
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February 06, 2024
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The Future Of Diesel Engines And What Else Is On The Horizon

During the annual American Sugarbeet Growers Association meeting this week, Cummins New Product Development Director RaNae Isaak gave an interesting and insightful presentation on the future of heavy-duty engines and what is looming on the horizon for gro
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February 05, 2024
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Idaho Potato Commission

Eat More Idaho Potatoes To Make 2024 Your Healthiest Year Yet

Eagle, ID – It’s estimated that 74 percent of adult Americans set at least one New Year’s Resolution for 2024 but only 9 percent complete them. However, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has a resolution that’s impossible to fail … eat more Idaho potatoes
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February 05, 2024
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John Deere Announces Its 2024 Startup Collaborators: Companies demonstrate John Deere commitment to customers' future needs

Moline, Illinois — Deere & Company announced the names of six companies chosen for its 2024 Startup Collaborator program. The John Deere Startup Collaborator program was launched in 2019 to enhance and deepen the company's interaction with startup compani
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February 03, 2024
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Alaska Governor Dunleavy Introduces CROP Act To Incentivize Food Production In Alaska

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy introduced the Capital access, Revenue protection, and Open Procurement (CROP) Act to improve food security and independence for Alaska.
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February 03, 2024
New Products

Case IH Brings LiDAR Technology To Hay Producers, A First Of Its Kind In Large Square Baler Automation

The next wave of automation is coming to large square baling in 2024 through Case IH Baler Automation. Designed for hands-free efficiency, Large Square Baler Automation maximizes throughput and delivers consistent, high-quality bales regardless of operato
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February 03, 2024
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University Of Minnesota Nitrogen Smart Training Coming To Oronoco February 9

The University of Minnesota will be offering its popular Nitrogen Smart training on Friday, Feb. 9 starting at 9 a.m. in Oronoco. The session will be held at the People’s Energy Cooperative building, Lake Shady Ave. S, in Oronoco, just off of U.S. Highway
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February 02, 2024
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TFI Welcomes Legislation To Strengthen EPA Assessments

Arlington, VA – The Fertilizer Institute welcomed the introduction of legislation that would strengthen the scientific credibility of Environmental Protection Agency assessments. The Sound Science for Farmers Act, introduced by Senators Ted Budd (R-NC) an
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February 02, 2024
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Jana Gabert, https://globalfarmernetwork.org/

German Farmers Protest Suffocating Policies

German farmers have flocked to city centers with their trucks and tractors over the last month to protest the harmful agricultural policies with its escalating bureaucracy that have become an unbearable burden on agriculture.
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February 01, 2024
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DPH Biologicals Poised For Growth Following Ownership Transition: Proven science and in-field performance attracted private investment and management buyout

Indianapolis, IN - DPH Biologicals, a leading biological company formed in 2018 focused on bringing best in class biologicals to broad acre farms, announced a management-led buyout with a private investment group.
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February 01, 2024
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Purdue Agricultural Economists Provide Economic Forecast For 2024 Amid Farm Bill Uncertainties, Global Dynamics

West Lafayette, Ind. — Despite recession warnings and adverse precursors in 2022, the United States’ economy performed better than predicted in 2023. Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics experts now look to 2024 and provide insights into
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