Higham Named IPC President & CEO


Produce industry veteran Jamey Higham will become the next president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, effective in early 2022.

NPC Announces New Event: Washington Summit


Event combines the organization’s Annual Meeting and Potato D.C. Fly-In

New Product: Soil Technology Expansions from Locus AG

Fertilizer, New Products

Advancements to Rhizolizer and Pantego soil technologies provide tailored programs for row crops with more flexibility, lower input needs, higher performance and greater cost savings

How Satellite Data Has Changed Agriculture

Articles, Irrigation

Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed a number of key advances in the use of satellite data within agriculture.

Growers Edge Launches Digital Ag Lending Platform

Articles, New Products

Growers Edge, a provider of data-driven financial technology solutions for the agricultural industry, recently launched a fully digital financial software and services platform for the agriculture industry.

American Farmland Trust Adds Idaho Manager


David Anderson has joined American Farmland Trust as the organization’s Idaho program manager, a position established in collaboration with NRCS to address the loss of high-priority farmland and ranchland in Idaho to development.

Buyers’ Guide: Storage Equipment & Chemicals

New Products, Potato Storage

This storage buyers’ guide includes many of the industry’s leading innovations for making sure your crop leaves storage looking (and tasting) as good as it did coming in.

Soil Health Assessment Tool Available for Michigan Farmers

Articles, New Products

In-field tool tracks soil health improvements.

Tasteful Selections Named to Inc. 5000


Tasteful Selections was named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, with three-year revenue growth of 93 percent.

Farm Policy Important to Growers, Consumers


When it comes to farm policy, nothing is bigger than the farm bill. But the farm bill is so big it can be difficult for farmers and consumers alike to really understand, leading to debates about government subsidies.

Michigan: Harvest on Hold as Farmers Wait to Dry Out


“We’re stalled right out.” That’s how Matt Schwab is describing work at his 700-acre farm in Standish, Mich, after getting pummeled by roughly 6 inches of rainfall in the last week or so.

Processors in a Pinch as Production Sags


Poorer than average potato yields in western Canada, Idaho and the Columbia Basin have created contracting headaches and supply issues for the processing sector. The tight supplies are also impacting the retail channel.

P.E.I. Potato Farmers Face Labor Shortage


However, Prince Edward Island Potato Board says crops looking good this year.

UMaine Extension Offers Ag Research Updates

Articles, Event Calendar

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two research updates for the agricultural industry online on Oct. 13.

USDA Introduces Insurance Policy for Farmers Who Sell Locally


The new Micro Farm policy simplifies record keeping and covers post-production costs like washing and value-added products.

U.P. in Full Potato Harvest Mode

Articles, Potato Harvesting

Potato farmers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are getting ready to send this year’s crop across the country.