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USDA: insurance options enlarged for specialty, organic growers

Fresh and processing tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and other fruits and vegetables are to benefit from changes in USDA's crop insurance options. The USDA is expanding crop insurance options for specialty and organic growers starting with... more »

Vegetable groups receive USDA market promotion funds

Watermelons, potatoes and sweet potatoes are among the commodities receiving federal funds for promotion and market development funding. The funding is part of $300 million allocated to 66 U.S. organizations under the USDA’s new Regional... more »

World Potato Congress honors Industry Award winners

Nine remarkable individuals were honored at the 12th World Potato Congress in Adelaide, Australia, for their significant contributions to the global potato industry. The awards were presented by Peter VanderZaag, president of World Potato Congress... more »

Bushwick Commission supports pediatric health with Virginia Grown initiative

Bushwick Commission, a fourth-generation supplier of fresh potatoes and vegetables, recently concluded a promotion in Virginia that benefits the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.  Addressing acute pediatric care and disease while also focusing on... more »

House committee passes farm bill 

The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee passed its version of a $1.5 trillion farm bill on Thursday night. The bill expands farm commodity supports but shrinks Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and reallocates... more »

Field trials spur soil inoculant introduction

ProGro BIO has introduced a soil inoculant. ProGro has announced the commencement of its 2024 U.S. expansive in-field trial program. Building upon the success of its 2023 program, which encompassed more than 10,000 acres across... more »

Albaugh wins California fungicide registration for oomycete diseases

Crop protection specialist Albaugh LLC has received registration in California for a fungicide that battles a major disease afflicting a variety of fruit, vegetable and nut crops. Soilborne oomycete diseases, including pythium and Phytophthora spp.,... more »

Idaho Potato Commission adds regional promotion director

Matt Zapczynski is the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) new retail promotion director for the Northeast/Midwest. The Philadelphia native says his food industry career started by accident during college in Pennsylvania when he took a part-time... more »

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