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September 17, 2014

IPC Gets New Board Members

The Idaho Potato Commission has appointed two new leaders and reappointed another.
September 16, 2014

Mich. St. Professor Leading the Quest for a Better Potato

David Douches heads up MSU's Potato Breeding and Genetics Program. He says young people nowadays are driving some of the changes in potato consumption habits.
September 15, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Melissa Shipman

Acreage Up, Size Down in San Luis Valley

Acreage is up for several growers in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
September 13, 2014

Safe Electricity Cautions Farmers

National Farm Safety and Health Week is coming up Sept. 20-27, and draws attention to the importance of safety in such a dangerous occupation as farming. In particular, power lines can pose a major hazard for growers.
September 12, 2014
Tom Karst

Consumer Acceptance of Biotech Produce Growing

Fighting GMO labeling initiatives on a state-by-state basis is unsustainable, but Cathleen Enright believes consumer-facing, genetically engineered fruits and vegetables could help the technology find popular acceptance.
September 11, 2014

Agribusiness Women Recognized

Three recipients will receive the Demeter Award of Excellence recognizing their outstanding efforts in support of women in agribusiness at this year’s third annual Women in Agribusiness Summit at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Oct. 6-8.
September 10, 2014

Tomra Pleased with Growth

Tomra Sorting executive vice president and head of sorting Dr. Volker Rehrman saidthat Tomra’s sorting business achieved order intake in the first half of this year well above that in the initial six months of 2013.
September 09, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Wisconsin Enjoying Strong Start to Season

The weather has been kind, providing Wisconsin potato growers with a very good summer production season. Weather permitting, growers expect a very good fall harvest.
September 08, 2014

N.J. Growers Host EPA Tour

During the week of August 26, the National Potato Council led a delegation of 19 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff on a crop tour of New Jersey’s potato-growing region.
September 08, 2014
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Eagle Idaho to Set New World Record

On September 20th, 2014, the residents of Eagle Idaho intend to set a new Guinness World Record for pounds of French fries served. The present record is held by Essex, United Kingdoms, at 987 pounds, 10 ounces.
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