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January 28, 2015

New USPB Members Named

On Jan. 21, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack appointed/reappointed 33 grower members to serve on the United States Potato Board for three-year terms.
January 27, 2015
Event Calendar

Farm Data, Biotech Panel to Highlight Ag Outlook Forum

Data, innovation and technology in agriculture are scheduled topics for February's Agricultural Outlook Forum, an annual meeting organized by the USDA.
January 26, 2015

NPC Names Award Winners

Each year, the National Potato Council holds an awards banquet at its Annual Meeting to honor individuals whose work has aided the industry in addressing issues that impact potato production.
January 21, 2015

Can the Potato Help China?

The Ministry of Agriculture’s move to make potatoes an increasingly important staple in Chinese kitchens, including the propagation of recipes that rely on the humble tuber, at first glance might appear slightly odd and surprising.
January 20, 2015

West Coast Problems Hinder Exports

Although Idaho’s shipping pace is ahead of last year, delays by the longshoremen’s union on the West Coast have created a holdup on international exports.
January 19, 2015

Normal Water Supply Forecast for West

A normal water supply is predicted for much of the West, while the Southwest, Sierra Nevada region and Pacific Northwest are beginning the year drier than normal.
January 16, 2015
Event Calendar

Potato Growers of Idaho to Hold Auction

The Potato Grower of Idaho annual Grower of the Year awards and fundraising auction will take place Jan. 21 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello, Idaho.
January 15, 2015
Seed Potatoes
Michael Cavanagh

Australian Diabetic-friendly Potato Marketed

A potato proven to be safe for diabetics will soon be on dinner plates in Idaho.
January 14, 2015

2015 NPC Leaders Selected

At the NPC's 2015 annual meeting, Dan Lake of Ronan, Mont., was elected to serve as NPC’s president for 2015 and to lead the council’s Executive Committee.
January 12, 2015
Te-Ping Chen and Chuin-wei Yap

China Pushing Potatoes

China’s gastronomic traditions may have been developed over the course of several millennia. But if central planners have their way, the country’s cuisine will soon be restyled with the help of the humble potato.
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