USDA Extends Deregulation of Simplot Potato Varieties Developed Using Genetic Engineering
四月 29, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s (Simplot) potato variety developed using genetic engineering, designated as Snowden Z6 (Z6 potato).
PepsiCo to Move to Regenerative Farming Practices for all its ingredients
四月 20, 2021
Pepsico's Efforts are Estimated to Reduce At Least 3 Million Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the End of the Decade. PepsiCo's 'Positive Agriculture' Ambition Additionally Targets to Improve Livelihoods of Those in its Agricultural Supply Chain, and Sustainably Source 100% of its Key Ingredients.
PMA and United Fresh to Hold Member Vote over merger
四月 16, 2021
The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) will each host a member vote seeking consent in support of the resolution to combine and form a new association serving the global produce and floral industry.
Idaho Potato Commission President and CEO, Frank Muir Retires After 18 Years of Service
四月 10, 2021
Eighteen years ago, the Idaho® potato industry was in crisis. Consumers were shunning potatoes due to the rising popularity of low-carb diets, the new consumer focus on buying local (locavore movement) was beginning to expand across the country and the Idaho® potato farm gate revenue was declining.
PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards
四月 07, 2021
Three awards were presented to well deserving industry members at the Prince Edward Island Potato Board’s monthly meeting in March 2021. In addition, the award winners will be recognized at the PEI Board Annual Banquet in 2022.