February 28, 2011
Potato Storage
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ID PROCESSING DOWN

Processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., used 5.86 million cwt of 2010 crop raw potatoes during January, down 2.2 percent from January 2010
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February 25, 2011
Potato Storage
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POTATO STOCKS DOWN 14 PERCENT

The 13 major potato states held 176 million cwt of potatoes in storage February 1, 2011, down 14 percent from a year ago. Potatoes in storage accounte
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February 24, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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PERU SENDING 1,500 VARIETIES TO ARCTIC VAULT

Potato preservationists launched a major effort to safeguard more than 1,500 varieties by sending them to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) in the
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February 23, 2011
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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SYNGENTA TO MERGE SEED AND CROP PROTECTION

Agribusiness giant Syngenta is betting it can accelerate its gains by merging its seeds and crop protection businesses. The Swiss company announced it
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February 22, 2011
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ROBERT GHEEN NAMED IRRIGATION PERSON OF THE YEAR

RUPERT, Idaho-Robert Gheen, owner of Gheen Irrigation Works, Inc. in Eugene, Ore., has been selected as the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association's 2
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February 21, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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USDA NAMES MEMBERS TO NPPB

Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack today appointed 36 producer members to serve on the National Potato Promotion Board for three-year terms that
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February 18, 2011
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POTATO MOGUL PLEADS IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS CASE

RIVERSIDE, Calif.-A prominent California potato farmer indicted in a campaign contributions money-laundering case has been placed on three years' prob
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February 17, 2011
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UK RESEARCHERS: POTATOES CAN BE GROWN W/ LESS WATER

Scientists at East Malling Research (EMR)-recognized as world experts on water management-have found a way to significantly reduce the amount of water
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February 16, 2011
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FFA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW CENTURY CONFERENCE

INDIANAPOLIS - The National FFA Organization is now accepting applications for its 2011 New Century Farmer conference.
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February 15, 2011
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PEI POTATO CONFERENCE SET

The 2011 Prince Edward Island potato conference and trade show is an ideal opportunity for producers to discuss new research and development in the in
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February 14, 2011
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ID PROD COSTS COULD GO UP

Higher potato prices would probably be cause for celebration in Idaho this year if growers didn't also expect an increase in production costs.
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February 11, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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CANADIAN 2010 PRODUCTION DOWN 4 PERCENT

Canada's potato production continued its downward slide in 2010, but Prince Edward Island's acreage showed a slight increase last year, data from Stat
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February 10, 2011
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USDA RELEASES 2010 DIETARY GUIDELINES

DENVER-Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the release of the 2010
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February 09, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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AMFLORA CULTIVATION PLANS CONCLUDE

BASF Plant Science has concluded its Amflora cultivation plans for the 2011 season. Amflora, the genetically enhanced potato for use in the starch ind
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February 08, 2011
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NEW CULTIVARS INTRODUCED AT KENNEWICK CONFERENCE

About 75 growers at the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference learned more about new potato clones and cultivars from researchers based in both states.
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February 07, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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HEALTH WARNINGS FOR POTATOES LOOM

The federal government could soon issue stronger health warnings about acrylamide, a chemical compound that forms in potatoes and many other foods whe
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February 04, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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UI'S POTATO BREEDERS WIN INNOVATION AWARDS

Research on potatoes, wheat and oilseed crops bring international attention to University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) re
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February 03, 2011
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DOUBLE L HONORS FALLEN SALESMAN

Apache River, LLC dba Double L, in American Falls, Idaho, honors one of its Upper Valley salesman, Lynn Henry Radford, who died while snowmobiling in
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February 02, 2011
Potato Storage
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WENDY'S/ARBY'S MAY SELL ARBY'S

Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. (NYSE: WEN), the third-largest quick-service restaurant company in the United States, announced it is exploring strategic a
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February 01, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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TWO POTATO LINES NAMED

Two potato lines developed by The University of Wisconsin-Madison Potato Breeding Program were named: Nicolet (for W2133-1) and Tundra (for W2110-3).
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