Boozman: Reckless Tax-And-Spending Bill Sets “Bad Precedent For Farm Bill Programs”

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Washington — U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) said the reckless tax-and-spending deal brokered between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) “sets a parti

Public-Private Potato Breeding Partnership For Smallholder Farmers Enters Second Phase

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The International Potato Center (CIP), the globally active Dutch seed potato company HZPC, and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) announce the launch of a second, five-year phase of their partnership to develop climate-resilient po

Nathan Bender Assumes Role Of President At Tasteful Selections

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Arvin, California — Nathan Bender, a 16-year agribusiness veteran and co-founder of baby potato category leader Tasteful Selections, has assumed the role of President at the organization he helped establish in 2010.

Streamlined Delivery of Emergency Relief Programs Is Win-Win for USDA, Agricultural Producers

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Washington - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has processed more than 255,000 applications for the new Emergency Relief Program (ERP). USDA has made approximately $6.1 billion, to date, in payments to commodity and specialty crop producers to hel

Burgum Urges Federal Agency To Expedite Review Of Fufeng Group Land Purchase And Project

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Bismarck, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin asking that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) conduct an expedited review of Fufeng Group’s rece

Dams Are Essential To Wheat Farmers

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The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) filed public comments in response to the Draft Lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) Benefit Replacement Report published on June 9.

What Is Trichoderma And How It Is Beneficial?

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Have you ever wondered about the living organisms in the soil? Let’s dig into the soil today and meet our very special friend. We will be learning about the secret abilities of this friend and how this tiny friend shows friendship to us. Our friend has a

Deadline Extended And More Pre-Filled Forms For 2020 And 2021 Disasters On The Way

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Washington – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will indefinitely extend the deadline for producers to return the pre-filled applications for Phase One of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). A new deadline will be announced af

Fewer Potatoes Produced By Belgian Farmers In 2021

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Final agricultural figures for 2021 show a concerning decline in the production of the nation's (Belgium) favourite root vegetable: potatoes.

New Data Shows Ag’s Climate Footprint is Shrinking

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The Biden administration’s initiatives to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 are well underway.

An Interesting Slide From 2022 Sweetener Symposium

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We spent the day listening to a myriad of speakers talking about a range of subjects related to the sugar industry. The setting was the 37th International Sweetener Symposium.

Glacier View Farm Field Trip

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While attending the 106th Annual Potato Association of America meeting in Missoula, Montana, in July we were able to take a field trip to Glacier View Farm in Ronan.

AMVAC Establishes U.S. GreenSolutions Product Team for Biologicals

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Newport Beach, Calif., – AMVAC, a global technology solutions provider for agriculture, has established a GreenSolutions product team dedicated to their biological portfolio, which consists of biopesticides, biostimulants and biofertilizers.

Camera Or Drone Video Can Help Identify Center Pivot Sprinkler Repairs

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Imagine being a repairman sent to weld a patch on a leaky center pivot span. Think how helpful the photo or a video of the water application and the leaks would be in helping you determine the location of the needed repair. Even the challenges of changing

Sarah Brown Named Head Of Public Affairs Agricultural Solutions North America At BASF

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Research Triangle Park, NC – BASF Agricultural Solutions has announced that Sarah Brown will join its Global Public Affairs Function as Head of Public Affairs Agricultural Solutions North America effective August 8. She will be based in Washington, DC.

John Phipps: Why Can't The U.S. Figure Out A Way To Move Water From The Great Lakes To The West?

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Regular viewer Eric Smassanow asks a question that pops up from often during droughts: “Why has the government never taken action besides Lake Mead to move water around the country like we do energy? Seems like there are many times pumping water west fro