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Washington Potato lays off 62 workers at Warden facility

Washington Potato lays off 62 workers at Warden facility

February 12, 2021
The Washington Potato Co. facility in Warden still smolders the next morning and smoke fills the air after a fire broke out in a potato dehydrator the afternoon of Jan. 21, prompting a response from fire departments across Grant and neighboring Adams counties.
Overnight, the Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, burned down.

Washington Potato Company Dehydration Plant in Warden destroyed by fire.

January 22, 2021
The Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The fire caused the immediate evacuation of about a third of nearby town of Warden (pop: 2700) for several hours due to concerns that an ammonia tank located in the plant could burst.
Grand Forks Simplot plant to close for two weeks

Grand Forks Simplot plant to close for two weeks

April 28, 2020
The J.R. Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks has closed for two weeks, beginning on Thursday, April 23.
UK potato farmers pleased to see restrictions on Maleic Hydrazide lifted

UK potato farmers pleased to see restrictions on Maleic Hydrazide lifted

August 01, 2019
In the United Kingdom, restrictions on the use of products containing Maleic Hydrazide (MH) - used to control volunteers and to suppress sprouting during storage - have been removed following a review by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the HSE.
Tips for keeping farm workers safe from heat stress

Tips for keeping farm workers safe from heat stress

July 15, 2019
Heat-related illness is one of the most common maladies to befall outdoor workers, particularly in agricultural settings.
Major fire destroys snack factory of Agro Tech Foods in Unnao, Utar Pradesh

Major fire destroys snack factory of Agro Tech Foods in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh

November 06, 2018
One of the snack factories of Agro Tech Foods limited, a subsidiary of Conagra Brands in India, was destroyed by fire Sunday.
Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks damaged by fire

Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks damaged by fire

September 23, 2018
An equipment fire at the Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks, ND late last Wednesday, forced employees to evacuate and caused an estimated USD 150.000 of damage.
Planting Late? AHDB Potatoes offers guidance to make

Planting Late? AHDB Potatoes offers tips to avoid pitfalls

April 24, 2018
The weather has not been kind to potato growers in the United Kingdom. AHDB potatoes offers some helpful tips and guidance to make it a successful potato growing season nevertheless.
Farmers: Ammonia gas leak from cold storage destroys potato crop in 4 villages

Farmers: Ammonia gas leak from cold storage destroys potato crop in 4 villages

January 03, 2018
An ammonia gas leak from a cold storage plant near Agra (UP, India) has caused damage to potato crops across four nearby villages, affecting some 500 farmers in the area.

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