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October 06, 2015
Potato Harvesting

Idahoans Celebrate Harvest with Big Potato

Local families showed up at the McDonald’s in Blackfoot, Idaho, on Sunday to see the Idaho Potato Commission’s giant spud.
October 05, 2015

USPB Gets Creative in Japan

Japan is where it all began. That is, the export of U.S. fries based on the expansion of U.S. quick-service restaurants overseas.
October 05, 2015
Potato Harvesting
J.H. Moncrieff

Manitoba Family Makes It Work

“Potatoes are totally different to grow than other crops," says Paul McDonald of WJ Siemens Farming in Winkler, Manitoba. "When you’re in it, you’re in it.”
October 01, 2015

Hoff Named IPC Commissioner

The Idaho Potato Commission announced the recent appointment of James Hoff of Idaho Falls as a new commissioner.
September 30, 2015
Potato Harvesting

Bloggers Come to Idaho for Harvest

September 30, 2015
Potato Harvesting
Julia Bayly, Bangor Daily News

Maine Family Carries on Harvest Tradition

One thing has never changed at Martin Farm in northern Maine. Come September, generations of the family and hired workers are in the fields picking potatoes by hand.
September 29, 2015

No Zebra Chip in Alberta Psyllids

September 29, 2015

Bayer CropScience Combats Hunger

Bayer CropScience today announces the launch of its third annual #Thankful4Ag campaign, a national social initiative dedicated to helping feed families in need in the U.S. and educating consumers about their food.
September 28, 2015
Potato Harvesting
Kathryn Olmstead

Fourth-graders Learn about Harvest Tradition

More than 25 years have passed since children at Katahdin Elementary School in Stacyville, Maine, were released from classes to harvest potatoes, but every year, fourth-graders at the school still get a taste of a traditional harvest.
September 25, 2015
Potato Harvesting
Shannon Ballard

Alaska Sees Near-Record Harvest

This time of year, farmer Ben VanderWeele spends nearly every morning the same way. He oversees hundreds of tons of potatoes as they’re cleaned, set on a conveyor belt and put into storage.
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