Harriston-Mayo, a manufacturer of potato planting and handling equipment based in North Dakota and Minnesota, has announced the purchase of a facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
It was a difficult growing season and a long Red River Valley potato harvest season.
Nearly $10.5 million in grant money is available to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities designed to give them a competitive edge.
A single product from Syngenta is set to offer control of two troublesome diseases in potato crops for next season.
Sales of yellow-flesh potatoes have soared 24 percent since 2009, according to the U.S. Potato Board. Red potato volumes increased 4.1 percent in U.S. retail stores for the 52 weeks ending Aug. 31, according to the Nielsen Perishables Group.
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