April 29, 2011
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MSU EXTENSION ISSUES LATE BLIGHT UPDATE

Potato late blight in potato tubers is of significant importance in commercial production and in seed production because these tubers may 1) initiate
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April 28, 2011
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AFT: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO FARM BILL LIKELY DUE TO S&P RATING

WASHINGTON, D.C.-"Changes in the 2012 Farm Bill appear both likely and may be significant, if not radical," says Jon Scholl, President of American Far
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April 27, 2011
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CHOOSE NEW EQUIP FASTER W/ "BUILD & QUOTE" WEBSITES

DULUTH, Ga.-Farmers shopping for new tractors, combines, hay equipment, compact tractors and other machinery from Challenger, Massey Ferguson and Glea
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April 26, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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HIGH-QUALITY STARCHES W/ NEW GENETIC TOOLS

Neiker-Tecnalia (the Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development) is realising a project for obtaining high-quality starch in potato tub
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April 25, 2011
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PAA: ABSTRACTS OPEN UNTIL MAY 1

The abstract and poster presentation for PAA2011 closed on April 11. However, because submitted papers and posters were a little lower than normal thi
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April 23, 2011
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FRY SALES DECLINING

The introduction of dollar menus, effects of the recession and end of supersizing have taken a toll on french fry consumption at restaurants. In the U
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April 22, 2011
Potato Storage
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BLACK GOLD PURCHASES TEXAS PACKING SHED

GRAND FORKS, N.D.-Black Gold, a multi-state potato production and sales organization headquartered in Grand Forks, N.D., with additional packing capab
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April 21, 2011
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WISCONSIN LATE BLIGHT ALERT

Researchers of the University of Wisconsin Extension Plant Pathology alert farmers that a low level of the late blight pathogen, Phytophthora infestan
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April 20, 2011
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NPC ACCEPTING 2011-2012 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The NPC is now accepting applications for a $5,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.
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April 19, 2011
Insecticide, Fungicide
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NZ STRUGGLING W/ PSYLLID

Potatoes New Zealand says the potato industry is struggling to deal with the tomato/potato psyllid, which spreads the damaging bacterium Liberibacter,
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April 18, 2011
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ARS AWARDS 33 GRANTS TO OSU RESEARCHERS

CORVALLIS, Ore.-The Agricultural Research Foundation has awarded $398,790 to fund 33 Oregon State University research projects for 2011-2013. The proj
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April 17, 2011
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USPB: EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FROZEN

Packaged Facts projects sales of frozen convenience foods will grow at a rate of 2.8 percent annually over the next several years-to top $18.6 billion
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April 16, 2011
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PEI GROWERS STRIKE DEAL W/ CAVENDISH

Prince Edward Island potato growers who grow for Cavendish Farms voted Tuesday night in favour of a new deal with the company.
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April 15, 2011
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$9M TO STUDY POTATO DISEASES

RIVERSIDE, Calif.-Late blight, caused by a fungus-like microbe, is a plant disease that mainly attacks potatoes and tomatoes, is difficult and economi
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April 14, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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WPVGA LAUNCHES TRADE WEBSITE

ANTIGO, Wis.-In an effort to provide a more informative, interactive online experience for retailers, restaurateurs, food service personnel and member
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April 13, 2011
Fungicide
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PRODUCERS BALANCE STRONG MARKET PRICES W/ RISING COSTS

SPOKANE, Wash.-Strong markets for most ag commodities are tempered by increasing uncertainties this spring. Agricultural producers' challenges include
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April 12, 2011
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CORNELL RELEASES 2 NEW VARIETIES

Cornell University-Kettle-cooked or ridged, salted or flavored, Americans love potato chips, consuming an average six pounds per person per year. Bree
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April 11, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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2 DAYS LEFT TO KEEP POTATOES IN SCHOOLS

The deadline to submit comments to the USDA on Keeping Potatoes in Schools is Wednesday, April 13, 11:59 p.m. ET. It is critical that everyone stand u
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April 10, 2011
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FDA INVITES COMMENTS ON PROPOSED REGS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, re
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April 09, 2011
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FERTILIZER INDUSTRY LAUNCHES NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-There's a new online resource aimed at helping growers boost yields, manage input costs and maintain soil health. The website, www.nu
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April 09, 2011
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NPD GROUP: HOW CONSUMERS REACT TO CALORIE POSTINGS

The U.S. FDA submitted its proposed regulations for the federal menu labeling law March 23. The lingering question is how will U.S. consumers react to
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April 08, 2011
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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS NEMATODE RESEARCH

The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), announced March 17 that the Centre de recherch
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April 07, 2011
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NPC STATEMENT ON U.S.-COLOMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The NPC is encouraged by yesterday's announcement from the White House that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia has been reach
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April 06, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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IDAHOAN, U.P. FIND AMICABLE SOLUTION TO 2009 DERAILMENT

A federal judge dismissed a dispute Friday between Union Pacific and Idahoan Foods over a 2009 derailment the railroad claimed was caused by dehydrate
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April 05, 2011
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FOCUS ON POTATO WEBCAST: EARLY BLIGHT

Managing early blight requires the careful integration of cultural and chemical methods, including rotation, choice of cultivar, plant nutrition and f
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April 04, 2011
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WASH COMMISSION APPROVES RESEARCH PROJECTS

The Washington Potato Commission approved about $742,000 dollars in research projects for the upcoming growing season at its quarterly meeting in Marc
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April 01, 2011
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FIVE GUYS TOPS 2010 RESTAURANT CHAINS

Five Guys Burgers and Fries was the fastest-growing U.S. restaurant chain in 2010, a year marked by a return to sales growth by the nation's biggest b
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