Spudnik to Continue Manufacturing During Outbreak

Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

Blackfoot, Idaho-based Spudnik Equipment will continue to manufacture equipment for potato and sugarbeet growers amid the continuously changing situation caused by COVID-19.

Agnition Products Bolster Plants’ Natural Systems

Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Plants have systems in place to get what they need from the sun and soil. Strengthening these systems and empowering plants to do what they are designed to do is the idea behind the science of Agnition’s Procure and Generate.

Ezell Hired as HELM Regional Sales Manager


HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Jeff Ezell as regional sales manager for its central Corn Belt territory.

HELM Employment Opportunities


HELM Agro US is seeking experienced and highly driven sales professionals.

Potatoes Flying Off Retail Shelves


In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, potatoes are suddenly a hot item across the nation, and there are reports of spuds flying off grocery store shelves.

Farmers Could See Warmer, Wetter Weather Entering Planting Season


Farmers looking for a weather reprieve in the wet weather pattern many areas are seeing won’t get a break in moisture anytime soon.

Syngenta Seeks to Reduce Carbon Intensity with Packaging Innovations


Cutting-edge technology and precise testing help the company get products in the hands of customers, independently and sustainably.

American Farmland Trust Launches Fund to Help Farmers Affected By the COVID-19 Crisis


The fund will award eligible farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each. The initial focus will be on farms that sell at farmers markets or to restaurants, caterers, schools, stores, or makers who use farm products.

Be Prepared for Updated USDA GAP Audit


The Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices Audit Verification Program is a volunteer program designed to minimize the unintentional microbial or chemical contamination of potatoes before reaching the consumer.

Grower Makes Best of Lost Foodservice-Driven Income


For Duncan Produce, the loss of the vast majority of the restaurant business was a huge blow. Due to the spate of "panic-buying," grocery stores have struggled to keep their potatoes and onions on their shelves. So why not sell directly to the consumer?

Maine Potato Board Announces 2020 Young Farmer of the Year


The Maine Potato Board directors have announced that Matt Griffeth of Caribou has been selected as the 2020 Young Farmer of the Year, along with his brothers John Jr. and Stephen Griffeth.

Jekanowski Appointed World Agricultural Outlook Board Chairman


USDA chief economist Robert Johansson today announced the appointment of Mark Jekanowski as the World Agricultural Outlook Board chairman.

Distillery Uses Potato Vodka to Produce Hand Sanitizer


St. Luke's Hospital is partnering with Koenig Distillery--which is now using its supply of potato vodka to mass-produce hand sanitizer. The high-proof alcohol is mixed with hydrogen peroxide, glycerin and water to meet FDA requirements.

American Farmland Trust Urges Lawmakers to Include Farmers in Stimulus


Many businesses and supply chains are shuttered, and while agriculture is considered an essential industry to our nation, there is no doubt that the closure of restaurants and farmers markets have had an impact, even while grocery stores are selling out o

Status of Potato Industry Amid COVID-19, Government Response


On Thursday, March 19, Senate Republicans released their trillion-dollar proposal for a third COVID-19 response package, which will serve as a starting point for negotiations with the Democrats, who have already outlined their own $750 billion plan.