The Potato Industry Leadership Institute class of 2015 included 27 potato growers and industry representatives. The annual program identifies and trains the next generation of industry leaders.
On Feb. 23-26, NPC hosted the 2015 Potato D.C. Fly-In, where more than 150 U.S. potato growers and industry partners from across the country came to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the industry’s most pressing federal policy priorities.
Gov. Kate Brown talked with farmers outside the Oregon State Capitol Monday, stressing the importance of potato crops for Oregon.
When nitrogen finds its way from agricultural fields into water bodies and the atmosphere, it doesn’t just degrade water quality and contribute to climate change. That lost nitrogen also isn’t being used to grow crops, and farmers are losing money.
They are the heart of the families and the backbone of their farm operations. They are farm moms, and they nourish, nurse and care for everything and everyone in their families, on their farms and in their communities.
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