Energy and Environment

Washington State Potato growers
May 19, 2024

Sustainable Farming Thrives in Washington State

Washington State's potato farmers are leading the charge in sustainable agriculture. They harness the state's rich resources to produce high-quality crops while preserving the environment for future generations.
Potato Sustainability Alliance Releases 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report
May 12, 2024

Potato Sustainability Alliance Releases 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report

The Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) announced the release of its 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report, communicating sustainability results gathered from 420 growers representing 589,120 potato acres across the U.S. and Canada. 
Soil Health Institute Launches Slakes: A Free Smartphone App to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability
April 04, 2024

Learn about your soil with the Free Smartphone App 'Slakes' to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability

On World Soil Day, December 5, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) released a free phone application, Slakes, to empower and engage citizens around the world to measure aggregate stability.
SunChips Celebrates Solar Event with Exclusive Eclipse Inspired Flavor Release and Partnership with Astronaut Kellie Gerardi
March 28, 2024

SunChips Celebrates Solar Event with Exclusive Eclipse Inspired Flavor Release and Partnership with Astronaut Kellie Gerardi

As the country prepares for the highly anticipated solar eclipse, SunChips® is stepping into the spotlight.
Aaron Fox, Executive Vice President at Fox Packaging
March 27, 2024

Aaron Fox, VP of Fox Packaging on Sustainable Packaging

In the ever-evolving landscape of packaging, where sustainability takes center stage, Fox Packaging's team actively monitors the market, its trends, and most importantly, supply chain needs.
Potato chip maker rescues 25 million pounds of 'ugly' potatoes
March 14, 2024

Potato chip maker rescues 25 million pounds of 'ugly' potatoes

Uglies Kettle Chips has now 'rescued' 25 million pounds of 'ugly potatoes' that have gone into making the brand’s upcycled Uglies Kettle Chips.
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NPC Applauds Scaled Back Final Climate Disclosure Ruling
March 09, 2024

National Potato Council Applauds Scaled Back Final Climate Disclosure Ruling

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scrapped a plan opposed by farm groups to mandate the tracking of greenhouse gas emissions in company supply chains, all the way down to family farms. 
Kellanova North America Plant
February 05, 2024

Kellanova set to achieve 90 percent renewable electricity across North America in 2024

Kellanova has announced that the maker of Pringles® is on track to reach its goal of creating a climate-positive future
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine -- January 4, 2023 -- Mario Andrade, assistant professor of potato breeding and genetics at the University of Maine in Orono, stands in a potato field at the Aroostook Farm in Presque Isle during the September 2022 harvest. Andrade too
January 10, 2024

New head of breeding program wants to save Maine potatoes from climate change

DNA science is gaining ground in agriculture, and researchers are using it to develop potatoes that will thrive in Maine’s changing climate.
PepsiCo's PAO Accelerator
November 27, 2023

PepsiCo Announces Agriculture Accelerator Projects to Support Farmer Livelihoods, Scale Sustainable Innovation and Accelerate Regenerative Agriculture Across the Globe

PepsiCo recently announced the third year of its global agriculture program, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Accelerator, by backing eight new innovation projects across nine countries.
McCain Foods USA and Partners Awarded USD 6.9 Million in Federal Funds for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine
November 08, 2023

McCain Foods USA, Campbell's Awarded USD 6.9 Million for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine

McCain Foods USA was awarded USD 6.9 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
There’s a New Type of Potato in Stores That’s So Creamy You Don’t Even Need Butter
October 30, 2023

New Organic Potato brand available at Whole Foods in the North-East United States: Upstate Abundance

If you’re looking to up your potato game this holiday season, you’re in luck. There’s a new potato variety in town, and it’s said to be so creamy that you don’t need to add butter, cream, or anything else to dress it up - it’s delicious right from the field.
Tasteful Selections® Introducing Potatoes Your Way™ at IFPA
October 12, 2023

Tasteful Selections® Introducing Potatoes Your Way™ at IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show

Tasteful Selections®, a specialty potato brand from RPE LLC, continues to innovate to stay ahead of the evolving needs of retailers and consumers by introducing its new product, Potatoes Your Way™.
1,4-DMN Poised to Achieve CODEX MRL
October 11, 2023

Sprouting control agent 1,4-DMN Poised to Achieve CODEX MRL

Great news for potato producers: 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4- DMN), a naturally-occurring bio-control that enhances dormancy
Trimble and AGCO to Form Joint Venture to Better Serve Farmers Worldwide with Mixed Fleet Precision Agriculture Solutions
October 05, 2023

Trimble and AGCO to Form Joint Venture to Better Serve Farmers Worldwide with Mixed Fleet Precision Agriculture Solutions

Trimble announced a definitive agreement to form a joint venture with AGCO to better serve farmers with factory fit and aftermarket applications in the mixed fleet precision agriculture market.
Growing Nitrogen: Plants like this vetch plant with long roots can produce lots of nitrogen once they become established.
September 27, 2023

Start growing your own nitrogen

Four studies released from 2019 to 2023 by the University of Illinois show that on average, 67% of nitrogen found in corn comes from sources occurring in the soil. Researchers labeled nitrogen fertilizers applied with N15 to identify naturally occurring nitrogen vs. synthetic nitrogen.
Beautiful or ugly? To a no-tiller, soybean stubble with cover crops peeking through in late fall is a beautiful sight. To those who no-till, chiseling or plowing is "farming ugly."
September 25, 2023

Five reasons to skip fall tillage

Moving away from reliance on tillage is a tough change to make. Sure, there are times when tillage could be considered.
Taylor Grant, Leah Halverson and Bryan Jones: The Next Generation of Potato Farmers
September 16, 2023

Feeding America: Introducing the Next Generation Potato Farmers

A new generation of potato farmers uses cutting-edge instruments and methods to progress farms and preserve the soil for future generations all over the United States, often in unexpected areas.

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