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2022 organic food sales hit record $61.7 billion

Organic food sales in the U.S. topped $60 billion for the first time in 2022, almost doubling 2021’s growth and now accounting for 6% of total food sales in the nation. The 2023 Organic Industry... more »

Gowan receives federal herbicide registration for onions, potatoes

Gowan Co. L.L.C. has received federal registration of Sonalan HFP Herbicide for use in onions, potatoes and other crops. The herbicide is okayed for use in onion subgroup 3-07A, hemp and stevia, and expansion from... more »

Idaho potatoes added to diabetes meal program

The Idaho Potato Commission and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have announced a multi-year partnership making fresh Idaho potatoes the first vegetable to participate in the ADA’s Better Choices for Life program. The purpose of the... more »

McCain Foods invests $600 million in Canada facility

Frozen potato product giant McCain Foods is making a substantial investment in the size of its facility and output in Coaldale, Alberta. The $600 million CAD investment will double the size and workforce of its... more »

Michael Brooks named N.J. 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer

Michael Brooks, a Salem County vegetable and grain grower, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture. Brooks and his wife, Emily, are also one... more »

NuPlant introduces plant tissue culture propagation system

NuPlant is introducing SmartClone, an advanced plant tissue culture propagation system designed to rapidly deliver significantly improved plants from breeding programs for multiple species, according to a news release. SmartClone uses precision robotics to deliver... more »

John Verbrigghe, Michigan potato grower, dies

John Verbrigghe, 91, of Verbrigghe Potato Farms, died Dec. 15, in Escanaba, Michigan. Visitation is scheduled for Dec. 20 at Anderson Funeral Homes in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial is also scheduled for Dec. 20... more »

Syngenta’s Miravis Prime eligible for year-end CCA credit

Syngenta is offering continuing education credits for certified crop advisors (CCA) for its Miravis Prime. The company offers 0.5 CCA continuing education credits for its Miravis Prime Learning Module. The Miravis Prime Learning Module can... more »

Michigan students learn about water management

With the Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan is a water wonderland. But the state – like most places – also has a vast supply... more »

Tomato litchi genes studied for nematode resistance in potatoes

University of Idaho researchers are introducing genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes, to develop spuds that resist harmful nematodes. The plant, called litchi tomato, has natural resistance to several species of... more »

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