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April 24, 2014
Allan Dawson

Manitoba Growers Still Negotiating Volumes with McCain Foods

McCain Foods still hasn’t settled on the volume of potatoes it wants Manitoba processing potato growers to produce this year, even though planting is just weeks away.
April 23, 2014
James McCarthy

Farm Credit East Merger Seen as Beneficial to Maine Agriculturists

Farm Credit of Maine—which merged with the much larger six-state Farm Credit East on Jan. 1 and assumed its name—is not well known outside of the agricultural, timber and logging, and commercial fishing industries it serves as a lender and provider of fin
April 22, 2014
Potato Storage
Andy Nelson

USDA Releases Potato Stock Report

About 112 million cwt. of potatoes had yet to ship from the top 13 U.S. spud-producing states as of April 1, 3 percent fewer than two years ago.
April 22, 2014
Irrigation

New Clean Water Act Rule Would Impact Homeowners, Professionals

The proposed expansion of the definition “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act would subject all waters to regulation, including man-made water bodies, rights-of-way, golf course ponds, ditches and flood plains. As written, the rule would impact
April 21, 2014
John O'Connell, Capital Press

Idaho Potato Truck Starts Third Tour

The Idaho Potato Commission’s Great Big Idaho Potato Truck has left on another national tour.
April 18, 2014

National Geographic Investigates the Future of Food

By 2050, Earth will likely be home to more than nine billion people. That's a lot of mouths to feed. In a special eight-month series, “The Future of Food,” National Geographic investigates how to meet our growing need for nourishment without harming the p
April 17, 2014
Irrigation

Record Snow in Northern Parts of West; Southwest Parched

March storms increased snowpack in the northern half of the West but didn’t provide much relief for the dry southern half, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) in its April 2014 water supply
April 16, 2014
Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
John O'Connell, Capital Press

Grower Goes on Offensive Against Ring Rot

A southeast Idaho potato grower changes his farming practices after dealing with bacterial ring rot.
April 15, 2014
Sean Ellis, Capital Press

UI Gets $1.51 Million More for Ag Research

Some of the additional $1.51 million in state money appropriated to University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will be used to hire a barley agronomist and fund a potato pathologist position.
April 14, 2014
Event Calendar
John O'Connell, Capital Press

IPC Continues RODS Racing Partnership

The Idaho Potato Commission is once again sponsoring RODS Racing, an organization that supports adoptions of foreign children with Down syndrome. RODS Racing will field a team to compete in IPC’s upcoming Famous Idaho Potato Marathon.
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