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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

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.
April 13, 2014
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
John O'Connell, Capital Press

ISDA Enacts Temporary Ring Rot Rules

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has implemented temporary rules governing bacterial ring rot in potatoes.
April 12, 2014

EFSA Calls for Experts to Join Scientific Panels

The European Food Safety Authority is urging scientists to make a difference to Europe’s food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.
April 11, 2014

Wisconsin Spudmobile Nears Completion

ANTIGO, Wis. — The much-anticipated traveling billboard for Wisconsin’s potato and vegetable industry, also known as the Spudmobile, is now well on its way to completion as the growers announce their partnership with two Wisconsin-based companies to finis
April 10, 2014
Sean Ellis, Capital Press

Ag Groups Seek Answer on Idaho Dust Rule

A disagreement between Idaho regulators and farm leaders over a 1972 fugitive dust law will be addressed through the state's negotiated rule-making process. Ag groups worry the law could be used to fine farmers for creating dust.
April 09, 2014

Management of Beet Leafhopper and Purple Top in Potatoes

The latest installment of Potato Progress details how to deal with beet leafhoppers, which are known to carry “potato yellows” disease, also called purple top.
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