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December 20, 2014
Irrigation

Irrigation Show Draws over 4,000

The Irrigation Association (IA) wrapped up its 35th annual Irrigation Show & Education Conference in Phoenix last month. The show had over 4,100 participants and 304 exhibiting companies.
December 19, 2014
AP

Lawmaker Seeks to Scale Back Farm Property Taxes

A Republican lawmaker from southeastern Minnesota said he plans to introduce a bill next month to relieve pressure on farmers who he says are being overwhelmed by tax increases.
December 18, 2014

USPB Receives $5 Million Allocation

The USPB received an allocation of $4,998,892 in program year 2015 Market Access Program funds from the Foreign Agricultural Service at USDA.
December 17, 2014
Fungicide, Potato Storage

Visit BioSafe Systems at Potato Expo 2015

BioSafe Systems announces its return to Potato Expo 2015 this winter in Orlando, Fla.
December 17, 2014
Megumi Fujikawa

McDonald’s Japan Famished by Potato Shortage

The golden arches are looking a bit tarnished in Japan these days. McDonald’s sales are now being fried by a shortage of potatoes due to a labor dispute at U.S. West Coast ports.
December 16, 2014
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Lawmakers Wary of GM Food Labels

The food industry is likely to find a receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.
December 16, 2014
Investor's Business Daily

ConAgra Plants Fuel Growth

As the popularity of french fries and other potato products continues to rise around the world, ConAgra aims to satisfy that craving.
December 15, 2014
David Fairbourn

USPB Hosts Seminar on Instant Mashed Potatoes

The USPB recently carried out a seminar in Mexico City aimed to inform professionals of restaurants, catering services and the institutional sector about the benefits of using U.S. instant mashed potato products in foodservice operations.
December 11, 2014
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Congress Puts Potatoes on WIC Menu

It's another political victory for the popular potato. For the first time, low-income women would be able to pay for them with government-subsidized vouchers issued by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.
December 11, 2014
Insecticide
Maegan Murray

Vitamin Treatment for Potatoes Shows Promise

Just like vitamins provide people with a natural immune system boost, researchers are testing whether they could benefit potatoes grown in the Hermiston, Ore., region the same way.
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