March 31, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Irrigation, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR 2011 FARMERS MOM OF YEAR

ST. LOUIS-Behind every American farm family is the backbone of the operation: the farm mom. Monsanto is honoring her contributions to her family, farm
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March 30, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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USDA: U.S. SEED GAINS ADDITIONAL THAILAND ACCESS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced earlier this month that U.S. seed producers from 10 new states are now eligible to ship t
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March 29, 2011
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FDA DELAYS REGS

As members of the restaurant industry eagerly await federal menu-labeling guidelines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the complexity of the
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March 28, 2011
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SYNGENTA ANNOUNCES 2011 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

GREENSBORO, N.C.-Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is sponsoring the Syngenta Potato Scholarship program for the second
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March 25, 2011
Potato Harvesting
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FLORIDA: NO POTATO SHORTAGE DESPITE FROST

Florida potato growers didn't escape damage from the surprise December freezes.
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March 24, 2011
Insecticide
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GOWAN LAUNCHES IMPROVED BIOPESTICIDE

YUMA, Ariz.-Gowan Company, LLC announced that it has launched an improved formulation of Aza-Direct biopesticide. Aza-Direct contains the active ingre
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March 23, 2011
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CRP SIGN-UP ENDS APRIL 15

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded landowners and producers that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
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March 22, 2011
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GROWER DETAINS TWO DURING METAL THEFT

MOSES LAKE, Wash.-Grant County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men after a Moses Lake, Wash., grower held them at gunpoint after catching them alleged
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March 21, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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PREMIER RUSSET NO LONGER HOT POTATO

Many researchers and growers believed the Premier Russet would be the next great potato for the french fry industry, a likely successor to the industr
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March 18, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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NEW LEADERS TRAINED AT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-Agribusiness professionals can build their management skill set and expand their professional network at one of the Purdue Univer
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March 17, 2011
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PEI WANTS MORE LOCAL RESEARCH

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.-Despite Prince Edward Island's position as Canada's top potato producer, the P.E.I. Potato Board says there needs to be more loc
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March 16, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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NPC LAUNCHES SCHOOL LUNCH WEBSITE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The potato industry launched a new website, PotatoesInSchools.com, to inform school foodservice providers, nutrition opinion leaders,
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March 15, 2011
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SYNGENTA TO HOLD MANNAPACK EVENT THIS WEEKEND

GREENSBORO, N.C.-Continuing its commitment to helping ensure global food security, Syngenta will sponsor a two-day, potato-meal packing event to help
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March 14, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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USPB: "POTATOES ARE BACK!"

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-At the United States Potato Board Annual Meeting, held at The Broadmoor Hotel last week, USPB CEO Tim O'Conner made some excit
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March 11, 2011
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LEO DE KOCK INTRODUCES POTATOES W/ MICROWAVE SOLUTION

Leo de Kock introduced 'Snelkokers' during Fruit Logistica in Berlin, potatoes with a microwave solution. The snelkokers 'fast cooking' are available
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March 10, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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MAINE SEED GROWERS: THAILAND OPPORTUNITIES LIMITED

A federal announcement that Maine seed potato producers can now ship their potatoes to Thailand likely won't have a big impact on the industry, Maine
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March 09, 2011
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MIDDLE EAST CRISIS WILL AFFECT U.S. AG

COLLEGE STATION-Fallout from the crisis in Libya and the Middle East could put pressure on U.S. agricultural production due to escalating fuel costs,
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March 08, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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ID POTATO BARGAINING THAWS

Idaho potato growers and processors are back at the bargaining table after a bitter split two years ago.
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March 07, 2011
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AGRI-FOOD CANADA UNVEILS 14 NEW CREAMERS

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada last month unveiled 14 new potato varieties, including three new creamers as part of its national annual accelerated
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March 04, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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NPC & UNITED FRESH APPLAUD AGREEMENT TO END U.S.-MEXICO TRADE DISPUTE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council strongly supports the agreement between President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon to e
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March 03, 2011
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GFSI WORKSHOP SLATED FOR BOISE MARCH 22-24

BOISE, Idaho-New government regulations are on the horizon, and market requirements may eventually require all processors to implement one of many Glo
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March 02, 2011
Irrigation
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FOCUS ON POTATO WEBCAST: IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT

Careful irrigation is required to avoid crop water stress and produce high-yielding, high-quality potatoes. To help growers and consultants achieve t
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March 01, 2011
Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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CFIA: POTATO CYST NEMATODE NOT DETECTED

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed all potato cyst nematode (PCN) soil sampling and testing of the 2010 seed potato crop and PCN
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