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Potato Board provides spud price tool
Potato Board provides spud price tool
The U.S. Potato Board has funded development of a tool to help retailers understand how fluctuations in potato prices may affect demand.

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Northwest hop acreage continues to grow
Northwest hop acreage continues to grow
The March 1 inventory of hops is slightly down but acreage is expected to keep growing this year as the craft brewing industry drives demand.
Warm winter increases chances of foot rot, researcher says
Warm winter increases chances of foot rot, researcher says
A warm winter has increased the chances of strawbreaker foot rot impacting wheat appearing, a Washington State University Extension plant pathologist says.
Sprayer drone suited to awkward terrain
Sprayer drone suited to awkward terrain
An unmanned helicopter shows promise in spraying pesticides across uneven terrain, like vineyards.
Drone industry awaits government regulations
Regulations for drones are still pending but commercial operators are eager to operate.
Precision ag faces growing pains, experts say
Precision ag faces growing pains, experts say
Precision agriculture faces constraints as more devices compete for wireless bandwidth, experts say.
Blueberry growers advised to tread carefully
Blueberry growers advised to tread carefully
Farmers received expert advice on growing blueberries at Oregon State University's recent Blueberry School in Corvallis, Ore.
U.S. Potato Board boosts salad bar program
The U.S. Potato Board has approved a proposal to match industry donations to buy salad bars for school cafeterias.
Five myths dispelled about organic certification
Myths about organic farming are easily dispelled, experts say.
Oregon’s ag technology startups receive funding focus
Oregon’s ag technology startups receive funding focus
An Oregon nonprofit that connects startups with university researchers and funding has found a focus in agricultural technology.
Quinoa gains a foothold in Eastern Idaho
Quinoa gains a foothold in Eastern Idaho
About a dozen farmers scattered across Eastern Idaho are experimenting with quinoa as a rotation option, and the businessman who is contracting for the acres has three Idaho-specific quinoa varieties in development.