Agri View: The Versatile Potato

Dan Agri View, Vegetables

Everett Griner talks about the potato being the world’s most versatile vegetable in today’s Agri View. The Versatile Potato When was the last time you ate a potato? I bet it hasn’t been to long. More potatoes are eaten by more people than any other vegetable in the world. But let’s talk here in America. White potatoes, red potatoes, sweet …

winter wheat harvest

May Wheat, Cotton and Potato Crop Production

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Wheat

2017 Winter Wheat Production Down 25 Percent From 2016/Hay Stocks Down 3 Percent United States winter wheat production is forecast at 1.25 billion bushels, down 25 percent from 2016. As of May 1, the yield is forecast at 48.8 bushels per acre, down 6.5 bushels from last year’s record yield of 55.3 bushels per acre. State level data for Alabama, …

Funding for Potato Breeding Research

Dan Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $1.85 million in funding for regional potato breeding research to support the development of superior-performing varieties that can be brought to market as soon as possible. The United States is one of the top potato producers worldwide, and industry sales estimates topped $3.6 billion in …