December 31, 2010
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MAJOR POTATO STATES REPORT DECREASED STOCKS

The 13 major potato states held 232 million cwt of potatoes in storage Dec. 1, down 13 percent from a year ago, noted USDA. Potatoes in storage accoun
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December 30, 2010
Potato Storage
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IPC HIRES INTERNATIONAL MARKETER

BOISE-Following six years of unprecedented growth of Idaho potatoes into international markets, the IPC has hired Amanda Albers as its first Internati
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December 29, 2010
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FINANCIAL SEMINAR IN ID FOR GROWERS

Running a successful agricultural operation is not just about knowing your fields; it's about finding opportunity in your finances. Cooper Norman and
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December 28, 2010
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BAYER TO DIVEST CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS

MONHEIM-Bayer CropScience announced that is has divested certain crop protection products to Amvac Chemical Corporation (Amvac), a wholly-owned subsid
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December 27, 2010
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U.S. GROWERS BRING HOME THE BACON

As the U.S. economy finds the road to recovery, agriculture continues to lead the way.
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December 24, 2010
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STUDY SHOWS PARENTS UNSURE ABT ROLE OF CALORIES

When it comes to calories, parents lack a basic understanding of their impact on weight and may even be skeptical that calories are just the latest fo
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December 23, 2010
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IPC WEBSITE RECEIVES AWARD

America's No. 1 potato, the Idaho potato, has earned another number one title: Best Agricultural Cooperative Website.
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December 22, 2010
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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CONAGRA CUTS F2011 OUTLOOK

ConAgra Foods Inc cut its 2011 earnings outlook for the second time after quarterly results were weaker than expected, underscoring the difficulties f
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December 21, 2010
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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NPC RESEARCH PRIORITY SURVEY AVAILABLE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council's research priority survey is now online. The NPC has been working with the state potato organizations, i
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December 20, 2010
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UNITED FRESH APPLAUDS TAX CUT BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-United Fresh Produce Association applauds the House of Representatives' passage last week of a sweeping bipartisan tax measure that i
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December 17, 2010
Herbicide, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide
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NEPTUNE TO EXHIBIT AT POTATO EXPO

LANSDALE, Penn.-Neptune Chemical Pump Co., a leading producer of chemical metering pumps and chemical feed systems for the process, landscape and agri
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December 16, 2010
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DEHY FLAKES BLAMED FOR DERAILMENT

Union Pacific says the dehydrated potato flakes it was hauling caused a costly derailment at its biggest railyard because Idahoan Foods did not proper
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December 15, 2010
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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CHANGING SOURCING REDUCES ACRYLAMIDE

Tuber-specific silencing of the acid invertase gene substantially lowers the acrylamide-forming potential of potatoes, according to a study published
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December 14, 2010
Seed Potatoes
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GROWERS CAN BECOME "HEROES" WITH ROOTS FOR LIFE

Growers can become heroes by having the unique opportunity to join a global campaign launched by the Roots for Life Foundation.
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December 13, 2010
Potato Storage
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ID PROCESSING DOWN

Potato processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., used 6.99 million cwt of raw potatoes during October, down 1 percent from Oct. 2009, according to
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December 10, 2010
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SENATORS WANT POTATOES IN MEXICAN TALKS

Washington, D.C. - When the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture renews talks with Mexico this week, potatoes should be on the plate, say U.S. Senators from
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Dave Warsh

A Look Back at 2010: Bolstering the stability of the industry

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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Adding Value: Practical tips for improving profitability in storage

Weight loss, or shrinkage, reduces returns from storage by diminishing both the quantity and quality of marketable potatoes.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
David Fraser

Doing What We Do, Better: Implementing industry suggestions-now

Throughout the spring and summer this year, your United States Potato Board staff, contractors and Administrative Committee members conducted exhaustive surveys of the entire U.S. industry to determine what we were doing well and what we could do better.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Foliar Fertilization: Can potato growers benefit?

Foliar fertilization is the process of applying fertilizer nutrients directly to plant leaves.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Nora Olsen, UI extension potato specialist, and Ph

Identifying Fusarium Dry Rot: Strategies for management in storage

Fusarium dry rot of potato, caused by Fusarium sambucinum or F. coeruleum, is a disease that develops in storage and is universal to all market sectors of the industry.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Industry Update

The CropLogic potato calculator will help meet demands of food companies and customers who want fries and chips produced in a sustainable way.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Making the Cut: Packaging solution takes processor into the fresh-cut market

The use of fresh-cut vegetables for foodservice has seen significant growth in the past few years, driven by hygiene regulations, customer preference for fresher meals, and convenience factors such as quicker cooking times and reduced prep time.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Nutrition on a Budget

Outreach to this segment of registered dietitians began in late 2008, at the beginning of the recession, as all retailers were looking for ways to set themselves apart from "the rest" by offering value to customers that went beyond just price.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Three Committees: Creating a stronger and more unified industry

Two years ago, the Idaho Potato Commission established three volunteer-driven committees comprised of industry members from across the state as a way to open dialogue about opportunities and challenges facing Idaho growers, shippers and processors.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

DECCO Fills New Positions

MONROVIA, Calif.-DECCO, a global leader in postharvest coatings, cleaners, sanitizers, fungicides and storage treatments for fruits and vegetables, has announced the promotion of Chad Christopherson to territory sales manager in Washington and Oregon, as
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Dow Agrees To Study EXZAC

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, and the Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre) has entered into a research agreement to study how EXZACT Precision Technology c
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

End of the Year Reflection

Hate to go cliché on everyone, but I'm going to say it, so brace yourself.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Grower of the Month: Michael Kundert of Edison, Calif.

Potatoes are grown in about 60 percent of states in the U.S., including the Golden State.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Hanshew Joins Reinke as Southwest Territory Manager

DESHLER, Neb.-Reinke Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces that Rick Hanshew has joined the company as its southwest territory manager.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Hemisphere Announces New Eclipse II

CALGARY, Alberta-Hemisphere GPS announced its next generation Eclipse II GNSS receiver technology and the release of the Eclipse II OEM board-the first product incorporating these technological advancements.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

IA Makes Certification More Convenient

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-Candidates seeking Irrigation Association certifications will now benefit from more flexible, convenient testing options with the launch of computer-based testing.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

NoKota Names New VP of Sales

BUXTON, N.D.-NoKota Packers, Inc. introduces Mike Rerick as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Pest Pros Granted Trademark

PLAINFIELD, Wis.-Pest Pros Inc. has been granted a trademark for its Storage Potato Disease Risk Indexing system, to be known as STORECAST.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Reinke Implements 10-Year Warranty

DESHLER, Neb.-Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announced it has implemented a new 10-year/10,000-hour wheel gear-box warranty on its irrigation systems.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Researchers Develop Protein-Packed Potato in India

Researchers in India have developed a genetically modified potato that is packed with up to 60 percent more protein and increased levels of amino acids.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Smith Joins Reinke as National Accounts Manager

DESHLER, Neb.-Reinke Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, is excited to announce that Andy Smith has joined the company as its national accounts manager.
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December 09, 2010| Published in the December 2010 issue

Walmart to Purchase Potatoes with PepsiCo

Giant retailer Walmart is attempting to team with soda and snack maker PepsiCo to buy potatoes jointly for a lower price than either company can get on its own.
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December 09, 2010
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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GLOBAL SHORTAGE BOOSTS U.S. EXPORTS

Supply issues around the globe should help U.S. fresh potato exports remain strong and create opportunities for the industry. But the real buzz in the
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December 08, 2010
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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"ORGANIC-GROWN" POTATOES NO BETTER THAN REGULAR

With the demand for organically produced food increasing, scientists are reporting new evidence that organically grown onions, carrots and potatoes ge
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December 07, 2010
Potato Storage, Potato Equipment
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WINFIELD SOLUTIONS OFFERS $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

SHOREVIEW, Minn.-Winfield Solutions, LLC is keeping the tradition of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, by announcing the offering today.
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December 06, 2010
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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UI SCIENTISTS AWARDED INNOVATION HONORS

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December 04, 2010
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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REVISED STANDARDS ON AG EQUIPMENT

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed revisions to two of its most frequently cited engineering standard
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December 03, 2010
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VOIGT'S POTATO-ONLY DIET ENDS

The head of the Washington State Potato Commission ended a self-imposed diet of potatoes-only that he said allowed him to shed more than 20 pounds in
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December 02, 2010
Potato Storage
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POTATO SCANTRACK 3RD Q 2010 RESULTS

Chips continued to demonstrate positive year-over-year volume growth for the fifth consecutive quarter in supermarkets in third quarter 2010, accordin
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December 01, 2010
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Insecticide, Fungicide
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UNITED FRESH REACTS TO SENATE VOTE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Yesterday, the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) by a vote of 73 to 25. S. 510 will now move to the House
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