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U.S. Potato Board focuses on growth

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The U.S. Potato Board remains positive about export growth and retail programs in the U.S. and abroad, even with the setbacks in the Mexico export deal. ... Read More

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Potato industry prepares for GMO offering

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The biotech industry is working to shape a more balanced conversation on GMOs. ... Read More

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Giant Idaho potato truck returns

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Idaho Potato Commission has had a successful year of promoting Idaho potatoes with lots more in the works for the coming year — including the return of the iconic giant potato truck. ... Read More

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California expands citrus psyllid quarantine in San Luis Obispo

Prompted by additional finds of Asian citrus psyllid, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has expanded the quarantine in San Luis Obispo county to 268 square miles. ... Read More

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Netafim, T-L Irrigation join on hybrid center-pivot drip system

Fresno, Calif.-based Netafim USA has joined with Hastings, Neb.-based T-L Irrigation to offer a hybrid center-pivot drip irrigation system. ... Read More

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Rain, hail affect spuds

The effects of summer rain and hail will likely put a dent in potato volumes this season, but growers are optimistic at the beginning of harvests. ... Read More

Florida ag department offers cost-share for weather stations
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is once again offering cost-share help for producers enrolled in best management practices and who want to purchase on-site weather stations and temperature sensors.
USDA doesn’t find drought price effect yet
The California drought still hasn’t had a major effect on consumer-level fruit and vegetable prices, but economists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture say the potential remains for large and lasting effects on how much they cost.

 

California registers biological insecticide
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has registered Venerate biological insecticide from Davis, Calif.-based Marrone Bio Innovations for use on a wide array of fruits and vegetables.
Specialty grapes star in Emmys dinner
Not only did the Emmys include TV and movie stars walking down the red carpet, but the awards program also included produce stars.
Produce rule now expected in September
The next incarnation of the Food and Drug Administration’s food safety rule for fresh produce is expected to be made public in September, with agency officials hopeful that they will be scheduling meetings before the end of the year to gather more industry input.

 

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Citrus + Vegetable Magazine, August 2014

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