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September 20, 2014

2013 Wisc. Potato Production Figures

Wisconsin potato production in 2013 totaled 26.0 million cwt., down 3.4 million cwt. from the year before, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
September 19, 2014

P.E.I. Touts Virtues of “4R” Fertilizing

Farmers and environmental groups learned the advantages of more precise fertilizer application Thursday in Prince Edward Island.
September 18, 2014
Zerihun Getachew

Ireland Sharing Potato Expertise with Ethiopia

The hills of Chencha in southern Ethiopia, over 12,000 feet above sea level, are not a place where you might expect the Irish potato to be thriving.
September 18, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Dave Gallagher

Seed Potato Harvest Starts in NW Washington

This year’s seed potato harvest is off to a slow start in Whatcom County, Wash., but it has the potential for being a decent one this year.
September 17, 2014

IPC Gets New Board Members

The Idaho Potato Commission has appointed two new leaders and reappointed another.
September 16, 2014

Mich. St. Professor Leading the Quest for a Better Potato

David Douches heads up MSU's Potato Breeding and Genetics Program. He says young people nowadays are driving some of the changes in potato consumption habits.
September 15, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Melissa Shipman

Acreage Up, Size Down in San Luis Valley

Acreage is up for several growers in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
September 13, 2014

Safe Electricity Cautions Farmers

National Farm Safety and Health Week is coming up Sept. 20-27, and draws attention to the importance of safety in such a dangerous occupation as farming. In particular, power lines can pose a major hazard for growers.
September 12, 2014
Tom Karst

Consumer Acceptance of Biotech Produce Growing

Fighting GMO labeling initiatives on a state-by-state basis is unsustainable, but Cathleen Enright believes consumer-facing, genetically engineered fruits and vegetables could help the technology find popular acceptance.
September 11, 2014

Agribusiness Women Recognized

Three recipients will receive the Demeter Award of Excellence recognizing their outstanding efforts in support of women in agribusiness at this year’s third annual Women in Agribusiness Summit at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Oct. 6-8.
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