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July 20, 2014

Industry Leaders Give GMOs Guarded Endorsement

Leaders with the National Potato Council have taken a stance in favor of biotechnology, and U.S. Potato Board leaders are scheduled to vote on the issue soon.
July 17, 2014

New Directors Appointed to World Potato Congress

David Thompson, president and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC), today announced the appointments of Ron Gall, Dr. Nora Olsen and Anne Fowlie as members of the Board of Directors.
July 17, 2014
Irrigation

Idaho Concerned About Heat Stress

Extreme heat throughout Idaho to start July has raised concerns from some potato and onion growers.
July 17, 2014

East Idaho Storm Damages Crops

MADISON COUNTY, Idaho — Crops were heavily damaged in the same storm that flooded Rexburg on Tuesday.
July 16, 2014
Insecticide
Sean Ellis, Capital Press

Lack of Psyllids Stymies Research

There have been few potato psyllids spotted in eastern Oregon this year, which is making it difficult for Oregon State University researchers to report results of a field trial.
July 15, 2014
New Products

ConAgra Acquires Chinese Processor

ConAgra Foods Inc. announced that it has acquired TaiMei Potato Industry Limited, a potato processor in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia, China.
July 14, 2014
Herbicide
Sean Ellis, Capital Press

Lab Analysis Tests Resistant Weeds

Researchers may now know in a matter of weeks rather than months whether kochia weeds in Idaho have developed resistance to glyphosate.
July 11, 2014
Fungicide
Coral Beach

Late Blight Confirmed in Midwest

Michigan State University Extension officials have confirmed late blight in a potato crop south of the Michigan-Indiana border and are recommending growers treat their crops with a translaminar fungicide.
July 10, 2014

Maine Family Named Family of Year

The Fitzpatrick family of Houlton, Maine, has been named the 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the Maine Potato Board.
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