April 12, 2024
Articles

AGCO Launches PTx, A Precision Ag Portfolio To Accelerate Technology Transformation: New leading brand combines precision technologies of Precision Planting and PTx Trimble

Duluth, Ga. -- AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announced the launch of PTx, a new brand representing its precision ag portfolio. PTx combines precision ag
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April 12, 2024
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AGCO, Trimble Close Joint Venture, Form PTx Trimble: Leading ag tech deal creates an industry-leading, mixed-fleet precision ag platform serving farmers globally

Duluth, Ga. and Westminster, Colo. - AGCO Corporation and Trimble announced the closing of their joint venture (JV) transaction. The JV, known as PTx Trimble, combines Trimble's precision agriculture business and AGCO's JCA Technologies to form a new comp
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April 11, 2024
Articles

NPGA, Potato Bowl Scholarship Applications Now Available

Each year, the Northland Potato Growers Association (NPGA) offers five college scholarships to the sons, daughters, grandsons, or granddaughters of NPGA grower members and Potato Associates.
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April 11, 2024
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Daniel Munch, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

What Will The Collapse Of Baltimore’s Key Bridge Mean For Agriculture?

On March 26, a container ship rammed into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge resulting in the structure’s collapse and the tragic loss of six construction workers. Aside from the everlasting impacts to the families who lost loved ones, the destroyed bri
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April 10, 2024
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National Potato Council

Japan Ban On U.S. Fresh Potatoes Featured In USTR Trade Barrier Report

Last week, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai released the 2024 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. The report highlighted significant trade barriers hindering U.S. agricultural exports, including Japan’s ongoing ban on U
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April 10, 2024
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Sponsored Content

Protect Your Potato Yield From The Threat Of Fungicide Resistance

Every potato grower understands the challenge of controlling fungal diseases. Although fungicide applications are the most effective strategy for disease management, the rise of fungicide resistance poses a significant risk to efficacy.
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April 09, 2024
Articles

Risch, Crapo: Potatoes Are Vegetables: Call on Biden Admin to maintain potatoes’ classification as vegetables

Washingtion – Late last month, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and several colleagues wrote U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack and U.S. Department of He
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April 09, 2024
New Products

Hercules Tires Launches AG-TRAC F-2: A Sturdy Tire Engineered For Peak Performance On Diverse Farm Terrains

Huntersville, N.C. – Hercules Tire and Rubber Company (HTR), a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (ATD), has introduced the all-new AG-TRAC F-2, a robust tire designed for optimal performance on multiple farm surfaces.
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April 08, 2024
Articles

AEM Manufacturing Express Set To Hit The Road This Summer: 20-state interactive mobile tour to visit 80 communities to celebrate American Equipment Manufacturing

Milwaukee, WI -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that it will hit the road this summer for an unprecedented initiative to tell the story of the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry and celebrate the 2.3 million men and women w
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April 08, 2024
Articles
John O'Connell, University of Idaho

University Of Idaho Seed Potato Germplasm Program Welcomes New Director

Moscow, Idaho — As the new director of University of Idaho’s Seed Potato Germplasm Program, Kayla Spawton oversees a modern, new facility and holds a position that is essential to one of the state’s largest and most celebrated industries.
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April 07, 2024
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American Farm Bureau Federation

Biofuel, Ag Groups Call On EPA To Issue E15 Emergency Waiver

The Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, and National Sorghum Producers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on Administrator
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April 07, 2024
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Frito-Lay Awards Four Outstanding Students With First-Ever Community Builder Scholarship: $100,000 in scholarships presented to next-generation leaders committed to improving their communities across the U.S.

Plano, Texas -- Frito-Lay announced it awarded $25,000 to four scholarship recipients, each actively leading and uplifting their local communities and contributing to a brighter future. The Frito-Lay Community Builder Scholarship serves to help each stude
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April 06, 2024
Articles

26th Annual Food Safety Summit To Offer A Dynamic Education Program, Robust Trade Show Floor And Networking Opportunities

Rosemont, IL - Leadership, Recall Modernization, Traceability, Outbreak Investigations, and Culture are some of the pressing topics to be addressed at the 26th Annual Food Safety Summit, taking place May 6-9, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in
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April 06, 2024
Articles
Christine Charles and Madelyn Celovsky, Michigan State University Extension

Cover Crop Use In Michigan, Reflecting On The 2022 Census Of Agriculture

Every five years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Census of Agriculture provides a comprehensive glimpse into the state of agriculture in the United States. Practices like cover crop plantings are becoming more extensively discussed and
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April 05, 2024
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Potatoes USA

Potato Foodservice Volume Stable In 2022/2023, Dollar Sales Up $1.9M Due To Inflation

The 2022/2023 Foodservice Volumetric Report, conducted annually by Technomic, Inc., on behalf of Potatoes USA revealed the following:
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April 05, 2024
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Mattracks Celebrating Three Decades Of Innovation

Karlstad, MN – Mattracks, the inventor and manufacturer of the original rubber track conversion system, is celebrating a significant milestone, its 30th year in business. First designed, patented and released to the public in 1994 by Glen Brazier with the
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April 04, 2024
Articles
Kari McNair, economist, U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Getting Less For The Same Price? Explore How The CPI Measures “Shrinkflation” And Its Impact On Inflation

You may have noticed recently that you’re going through a roll of paper towels at a faster clip or that there seem to be fewer tortilla chips in the bag. This isn’t your imagination. The concept is known as downsizing or shrinkflation. (We will use the te
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April 03, 2024
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Betty Resnick, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

Chaos At Shipping Chokepoints

An estimated 80 percent of world trade is transported via ship. Maritime trade is most vulnerable to disruption at a series of geographic chokepoints across the globe (Figure 1). Some chokepoints are human-built canals, which provide extremely valuable sh
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April 03, 2024
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Detpak Wins National Award For Kerbside Recyclable Paper Bag For Fresh Potatoes

Detpak announced that it has been honoured with the APPMA Packaging Design Innovation Award for our revolutionary Kerbside Recyclable Paper Bag for Fresh Potatoes.
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April 02, 2024
Articles
Murdoch University

Ladybirds: The New Assassins Targeting Crop-Eating Pests

Ladybirds could be the answer to farmers’ prayers, with new research revealing the tiny beetle can be turned into a pest-eating assassin.
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April 02, 2024
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Vestaron, Simplot Grower Solutions Forge Strategic Distribution Partnership To Deliver Novel Sustainable Solutions For Farmers: Collaboration aims to elevate farmer productivity and environmental stewardship

Durham, North Carolina – Vestaron Corporation, a leading innovator in sustainable crop protection solutions, and Simplot Grower Solutions, a North American agricultural retailer, have officially announced a distribution agreement poised to reshape the lan
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April 01, 2024
New Products

John Deere Announces See & Spray Premium Availability On 2025 Hagie STS Sprayers

Olathe, Kansas – John Deere announces the expanded availability of one of its premier technology solutions - See & Spray™ Premium – on model-year 2025 Hagie STS sprayers.
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April 01, 2024
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Solynta Rebrands To ‘True Potato Seed’ Company: Adjustment of logo underlines the company’s shift to new commercial chapter as the leading provider of true potato seeds

Wageningen, The Netherlands — Solynta, the Dutch company that specializes in the development, production and sales of hybrid true potato seed announced that it will adjust its branding to ‘Solynta – true potato seed.’ This rebranding is part of the new ma
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