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Interstate Container features Greencoat boxes at conference

Columbia, S.C.-based Interstate Container is showcasing its wax-free Greencoat boxes at the 2017 Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Georgia. Columbia, S.C.-based Interstate Container is showcasing its wax-free Greencoat boxes at the 2017 Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Georgia.

Trump has mandate to boost U.S. growth, Forbes publisher says

SAN FRANCISCO — In the wake of the surprise win by Donald Trump in November’s election, the prediction business hasn’t been kind to many pundits. SAN FRANCISCO — In the wake of the surprise win by Donald Trump in November’s election, the prediction business hasn’t been kind to many pundits.

Longtime head of sales at California grape grower dies

Antone “Tony” Zaninovich, who for years ran the sales department at grape grower-shipper Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons, died Dec. 5 at the age of 88. Antone “Tony” Zaninovich, who for years ran the sales department at grape grower-shipper Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons, died Dec. 5 at the age of 88.

2016 was Transition Year for @PotatoesUSA

The Potato Board became Potatoes USA in 2016, making it a pivotal year for the industry, according to president and CEO Blair Richardson. “2016 was a year of transition,” said Richardson at the 2017 Potato Expo in San Francisco this week. Show More Summary

Second Spud Nation Contest Goes International

The second annual Spud Nation Throwdown cooking contest was held at the 2017 Potato Expo this week, featuring international chefs preparing dishes made with potatoes from the United States. The winner of the $2500 Top Spud prize was Ian Kittichai of Thailand who prepared Beef Massaman Curry. Show More Summary

New Senate Ag Committee Members Include AG Nominee

One of the new members of the Senate Agriculture Committee may be a short-timer. “I welcome Senators Steve Daines from Montana and Jeff Sessions from Alabama to the Agriculture Committee,” said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) who was selected to continue as chairman of the committee. Show More Summary

Monsanto Increases Earnings and R&D

The first quarter of fiscal year 2017 has been a good one for Monsanto as the company continues working with Bayer to finalize the acquisition deal by then end of this calendar year. On Thursday, Monsanto announced net sales for the first quarter totaled $2.7 billion compared to $2.2 billion a year ago and gross profit increased to $1.3 billion.... Read More

USFRA Introduces SMART Farm at CES

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) this week attended CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, to introduce the SMART Farm concept to connect technology and innovation with farmers and ranchers. “ScienceShow More Summary

Does it matter that Andrea Leadsom doesn't understand history?

Does it really matter that Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom does not understand that farming is a relatively recent development in human history? This blog post argues that it does: Getting it wrong

Feed additive firm Neovia buys Agranix

Neovia has announced the acquisition of Agranix, a French company that manufactures boluses and premium dietary products for ruminants and horses.

What to feed the Black Soldier fly larvae?

The use of insect meal in livestock diets is a hot topic around the world. But equally important is to gain knowledge on what to feed the insects, to make sure the insect meal is nutritious and leads to high growth rates of the larv...

Denmark in the lead for GHG reduction

The Danish agricultural sector already produces food with one of the lowest climate footprints. Is it possible to significantly reduce agricultural climate gas emissions further?

Intergrow hires marketing manager

Intergrow Greenhouses Inc., Albion, N.Y., has added Kathryn Perry as marketing manager, a newly created position. Intergrow Greenhouses Inc., Albion, N.Y., has added Kathryn Perry as marketing manager, a newly created position.

Alsum names winner of potato promotion

Friesland, Wis.-based Alsum Farms & Produce and the Green Bay Packers have named Jim Kurovsky the winner of its Free Potatoes for a Year contest. Friesland, Wis.-based Alsum Farms & Produce and the Green Bay Packers have named Jim Kurovsky the winner of its Free Potatoes for a Year contest.

2017 Brings Tough Budget Choices in Nebraska

By Mary Kuhlman, reposted from Public News Service LINCOLN,  Neb. – Nebraska rings in the New Year faced with a looming revenue shortfall – nearly $900 million heading into the next budget cycle for 2019.  And while it's a touchy subject,...Show More Summary

Houweling’s hires sales executive

Houweling’s Group has hired Mike Reed as executive vice president of sales. Houweling’s Group has hired Mike Reed as executive vice president of sales.

Sheehan, Dulcich reach settlement in grape variety dispute

Fresno, Calif.-based Sheehan Genetics has reached a settlement with McFarland, Calif.-based J.P. Dulcich & Sons concerning a dispute over the latter’s Green Emerald table grape variety that Sheehan asserts is the same as its Sheegene...Show More Summary

Amazon, Hy-Vee among retailers in SNAP online purchasing pilot

Amazon, FreshDirect, Safeway, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Hart’s Local Grocers and Dash’s Market are the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s choice for a pilot program allowing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants to purchase groceries online. Amazon, FreshDirect, Safeway, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Hart’s Local Grocers and Dash’s Market are the U.S. Show More Summary

Longtime Duda executive recognized

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has designated former Duda executive Hugh English as its 2016 UF/IFAS Champion. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has designated former Duda executive Hugh English as its 2016 UF/IFAS Champion.

Welcome to #PotatoExpo from @NufarmUS

The 2017 Potato Expo is underway in San Francisco with more than 180 exhibitors at the trade show with the latest products and technology for the potato industry. Nufarm seed treatment specialist Evan Carlisle says they are showcasing four products at the show this year. Show More Summary

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