February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

2009 World Ag Expo Schedule

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

A Time of Growth at South Wind Farms: Team going forward in specialty market

After five years as the owners of South Wind Farms, Rod Lake and brothers Jerry and Robert Tominaga did two things for the first time: took home cash and didn't produce a single Russet Burbank potato.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Ag Leader Reveals Precision Farming Display

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. has revealed a new entry-level precision farming display.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

AGCO

AGCO Corporation has opened three new tractor assembly centers in the United States.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Mark Tensmeyer

AgrAbility In Place To Assist Growers: Project benefits Idaho agriculture

Idaho grower Tom Holm was injured in a bicycle accident when he was 13, resulting in a painful herniated disc in his lower back. Thirty-seven years and two surgeries later he still has pain but also works hard.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Bank Sees Ag Growth Ahead: Rabobank predicts strong growth in food, ag industry

Fuel is just one factor in the commodity boom that is expected to continue due to income and population growth, freer trade and globalization, and resource scarcity, according to a Rabobank report, "The Boom Beyond Commodities."
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Fungicide, New Products

BASF Unveils Active Ingredient

BASF Crop Protection has unveiled a new active ingredient called Initium.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Chemtura Appoints New Distributors In Canada

Chemtura has chosen two new "channel partners" to distribute seed treatment products in Canada.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Colorado Potato Beetle Website

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Considering Agriculture's Next 30 years

Public policy organization Farm Foundation has released a new report outlining major challenges and issues agriculture will confront in providing food, fiber and energy to a growing world over the next 30 years.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Considering Consumer Tastes: Time for discussion, networking

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
New Products

Dealing with Copper Wire Theft: CopperCuff, CableGuarde products available

A hot topic in the irrigation industry is that of copper wire theft.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Dave Beesley, UPGA Secretary/Treasurer

Do Growers Want to be Profitable?: Holding the line for '09

Everyone involved with potatoes expects that following a strong marketing year acres will increase and potato prices will fall. History will bear this out if we only look back to 1990, 1996 or 2002.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Dow AgroSciences Acquiring Assets Of Brodbeck Seed

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

Farm Works Software

Farm Works Software has introduced Pro, a new product for growers, co-ops, agronomy dealers and custom applicators. Pro is used to provide critical analysis tools for multi-year yield averaging (also known as normalizing), profit/loss mapping and entering
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Firms Make Forbes' Best 200 Small Companies List

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Irrigation
Ryan Hales

From The Field: Something Helpful

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Growers Named to United States Potato Board: Terms go into 2012

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has appointed 31 producer members to serve on the United States Potato Board for terms beginning March 1, 2009, and ending on Feb. 29, 2012.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Growers, Students Dig In to Give: Program benefits families

Following a call to action by the Governor, the Washington State Potato Commission of Moses Lake began working with local food banks to help fight hunger among local families.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Harris Publishing Announces New Ad Director

After 27 years at Harris Publishing, Inc., Richard Holley is retiring as an advertising director with the company.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Nancy I. Butler

Idaho Grower Of The Year: Heward Farming Brotherhood: PGI chooses 2008 Idaho Grower of the Year

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Idaho Potato Commission Plans Three Big Promotions for February: Potato Lover's Month, Special Olympics, Food Network event

The first words that come to mind for most people when they hear the word February is Valentine's Day but for those of us in the produce industry, it's Potato Lover's Month.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Idaho Potatoes Make Broadway Debut: New commercial airs on Times Square billboard

Idaho Potatoes appeared in lights right along side some of the world's most popular Broadway shows when its commercials, featuring fitness guru Denise Austin, made their Broadway debut on the CBS digital board in New York City's Times Square.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Irrigation Industry Members Meet: Cost sharing, uniformity among topics at Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association show

The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association held its annual show Jan. 8, at the Shilo Inn in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

John Deere Acquires ReGen

Deere and Company has acquired full ownership of ReGen Technologies, Inc, a remanufacturing company located in Springfield, Mo.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Irrigation

Looking at '09 Irrigation: Questions to be answered on irrigation supplies

Questions about Eastern Idaho's Snake River Plain aquifer are piling up and the demand for answers to satisfy Idaho's irrigators and water users is intensifying as the 2009 irrigation season comes into view.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Irrigation, Potato Equipment
Mark Tensmeyer

Making Pump System Decisions

When it comes time to choose water pump systems, companies like American Pump Co. based in Ucon, Idaho, have resources that may provide just the right fit.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

MANA Names New Manager

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

MARQ Packaging Equipment

The MARQ HPE-NS-Random Case Erector with Dual Labelers is designed for zero operator interface associated with change over.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
New Products

New Crop Protection Product: Voliam Flexi from Syngenta

The EPA has granted registration for a new insecticide developed by Syngenta Crop Protecion.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

New IPC Design Goes Online: Web resource gets updated look

The Idaho Potato Commission has done a complete overhaul on its website and is proud to unveil a new and improved www.idahopotato.com.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

New Leadership For PEI Potato Board

The new chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board is Boyd Rose of Elmira.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
New Products

New Website Created for World Ag Expo: Site has various features

World Ag Expo, the world's largest annual farm equipment and agriculture technology exhibition, has launched a newly redesigned website.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
US Potato Board

Nielson Reports Give Third Quarter Numbers: Information for fresh, chips, dehy, frozen, refrigerated

Following is information from the United States Potato Board concerning Nielsen Scantrak Report for the supermarket third quarter of 2008.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

Onset Announces Weather Station Data Transport Device

Onset Computer Corporation, the HOBO data logger company, announced the HOBO U30 Shuttle.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

Options For Bobcat Compact Track Loaders

Bobcat Company has announced the launch of two new replacement rubber track patterns for compact track loaders.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Partnership Announced

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Seed Potatoes

Post-harvest Test an Important Tool: A Midwinter reminder

As a seed purchaser, you should request the winter test results for the seed you are considering.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Potato Lover's Month Display Contest In 18th Year

This year, $150,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to produce managers who through the Idaho Potato Commission's Potato Lovers Month Display Contest help promote Idaho Potatoes.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
US Potato Board

PotatoTrac Reports Give Marketing Data: Third Quarter 2008 information available

Results for the third calendar quarter of 2008 from the NPD Group's syndicated service PotatoTrac are now available from the United States Potato Board research program by contacting USPB president and CEO Tim O'Connor.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
New Products

Standing Up to the Problem of Copper Theft: Reinke's OnTrac system sends alerts

Copper thieves have targeted irrigation systems on farms for several years, creating a serious problem for growers all over the country.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Fungicide

Syngenta Dow AgroSciences Development

Syngenta and Dow AgroSciences announced a research and development agreement to evaluate current and future Dow AgroSciences compounds for incorporation into Syngenta's seed treatment portfolio.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Irrigation, New Products

Taking On Irrigation: Addressing the topic of watering

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Trimble

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
New Products

Trio of New Russet Varieties Deemed Market-Ready: The Classic, Alpine and Clearwater get the go-ahead

The Tri-State Variety Development Program of the University of Idaho, Oregon State University, Washington State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service formally released three new potato varieties on Dec. 10.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

USBP Names Vice President, Domestic Marketing

The United States Potato Board (USPB) has announced Kathleen Triou as its new vice president, domestic marketing.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue
Cheryl Koompin, USPB International Marketing Committee Co-chair

USPB Assessment Increase: A Good Investment: Half cent more to raise industry's marketing potential

I've just finished reading University of Idaho Extension Agricultural Economist Paul E. Patterson's 2008 Cost of Potato Production in Idaho Comparison to 2007.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

USPB Marketing in U.S., Abroad: Trade mission, Asia trade show part of outreach

Here are two examples of how the United States Potato Board continues to market U.S. potatoes internationally.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Valent Names Robin Demouth Acting President

Valent U.S.A. Corporation has named Robin Demouth the company's acting president and General Manager Region Americas.
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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Website Provides Watershed Data: Interactive maps, downloadable information available

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February 28, 2009| Published in the February 2009 issue

Working Toward Drought-Resistant Potatoes, Soybeans: ISU professor employs genetic engineering

Idaho State University professor Dring Crowell is attempting to create, through genetic engineering, drought-resistant potato and soybean plants that require less water to grow.
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February 27, 2009
Web Exclusive

NEW VARIETY POPS UP IN SCOTLAND

Scientists at the Scottish Crop Research Institute in Dundee say their newly developed Vales Sovereign potato variety is environmentally sound because
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February 26, 2009
Web Exclusive

OPERATING COSTS TO INCREASE

The operating costs of producing potatoes is forecast to rise no more than 5 percent this year, says University of Idaho Extension economist Paul Patt
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February 25, 2009
Web Exclusive

POTATO PRODUCTS IN MINNESOTA RECALLED

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture issued a consumer advisory for some retail cut-and-bagged refrigerated potato products made by Minneapolis-bas
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February 24, 2009
Web Exclusive

LESS NITROGEN COULD INCREASE PROFIT, SUSTAINABILITY

More fertilizer doesn't always mean more profit. That's one conclusion from a 10-year study conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist
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February 23, 2009
Web Exclusive

IA APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF WATER-USE RESEARCH ACT

The Irrigation Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for recently passing the Water-Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act. The
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February 20, 2009
Web Exclusive

WALTHER FARMS TO SELL ACREAGE AT AUCTION

Michigan-based Walther Farms Pty. Ltd., the potato farming giant that started with a few acres of vegetables in the 1940s, will sell about 784 acres -
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February 19, 2009
Web Exclusive

POTATO STORAGE DOWN 8%

The 13 major potato states held 183 million cwt of potatoes in storage Feb. 1, down 8 percent from a year ago and 5 percent below Feb. 1, 2007, the Na
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