It is next to impossible to find the big Russet Idaho baker potatoes in Idaho grocery stores.
A team of scientists at the University of Idaho is trying to find a way to stop a microscopic parasite that damages potato crops and has now infested 2,400 acres in southeastern Idaho.
Watching potatoes tumble down the conveyor belt into storage at Royale Columbia Farms is enough to make Greg Juul a little dizzy.
Though the stop to U.S. potato exports to Mexico has been unfortunate, not being able to ship potatoes deep into Mexico is not likely to significantly affect export programs this year.
The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture was formed to help governments, farmers, scientists, business and civil society to improve agricultural practices, food systems and food policies.
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