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January 21, 2015

Can the Potato Help China?

The Ministry of Agriculture’s move to make potatoes an increasingly important staple in Chinese kitchens, including the propagation of recipes that rely on the humble tuber, at first glance might appear slightly odd and surprising.
January 20, 2015

West Coast Problems Hinder Exports

Although Idaho’s shipping pace is ahead of last year, delays by the longshoremen’s union on the West Coast have created a holdup on international exports.
January 19, 2015

Normal Water Supply Forecast for West

A normal water supply is predicted for much of the West, while the Southwest, Sierra Nevada region and Pacific Northwest are beginning the year drier than normal.
January 16, 2015
Event Calendar

Potato Growers of Idaho to Hold Auction

The Potato Grower of Idaho annual Grower of the Year awards and fundraising auction will take place Jan. 21 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello, Idaho.
January 15, 2015
Seed Potatoes
Michael Cavanagh

Australian Diabetic-friendly Potato Marketed

A potato proven to be safe for diabetics will soon be on dinner plates in Idaho.
January 14, 2015

2015 NPC Leaders Selected

At the NPC's 2015 annual meeting, Dan Lake of Ronan, Mont., was elected to serve as NPC’s president for 2015 and to lead the council’s Executive Committee.
January 12, 2015
Te-Ping Chen and Chuin-wei Yap

China Pushing Potatoes

China’s gastronomic traditions may have been developed over the course of several millennia. But if central planners have their way, the country’s cuisine will soon be restyled with the help of the humble potato.
January 10, 2015
Tom Karst

Asia Market to Lead Export Growth

An expanding middle class in Asia and other regions is one of several reasons to be optimistic about U.S. potato exports, one analyst believes.
January 07, 2015
Bridget Bergin

Should Dietary Guidelines Include Environmental Agenda?

The USDA's Dietary Guidelines stand to change a good deal in 2015, as an advisory panel advising the process is pushing to include new environmental considerations.
January 06, 2015

Bayer Encourages Transparency

More than half of American consumers would like to talk to a farmer even though the vast majority—94 percent—indicated in a recent survey that they have no connection with agriculture or farming.
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