May 31, 2011
Insecticide
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USDA POSTS 2009 PESTICIDE DATA

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The USDA AMS posted last week to the AMS website the 2009 Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary and the data collected that year. Thi
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May 30, 2011
Herbicide
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STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN FIRST NATIONAL WEEDOLYMPICS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-This summer teams of students from universities across the nation will gather in Knoxville, Tenn., for the WeedOlympics-an event spon
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May 27, 2011
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USPB PRESENTS: POTATO TYPES AND TIPS VIDEO SERIES

The USPB Domestic Marketing staff is proud to present the full collection of "Potato Types and Tips with Katie Cavuto-Boyle" Video Series. You can sim
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May 26, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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NEW FSSC 22000 FOOD SAFETY COURSE

CLEVELAND, Ohio-SAI Global announces the release of an all new training course, Understanding and Implementing the FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management S
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May 25, 2011
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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PRODUCE INDUSTRY BALKS AT USDA PESTICIDE LIST

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Every year for two decades, the USDA has issued an annual report on the amount of pesticide residue it detects from samples of fresh
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May 24, 2011
Potato Storage
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U.S. STOCKS MAY 1 LOWEST IN 10 YEARS

The 13 major potato states held 65.7 million cwt of potatoes in storage May 1, 2011, down 27 percent from a year ago.
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May 23, 2011
Potato Storage
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HOPES ALIVE FOR TARIFF RELIEF

It appears the Obama administration still is moving toward signing an agreement with Mexico to end a trucking dispute and remove Mexican tariffs on U.
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May 21, 2011
Insecticide
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EPA SOLICITS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED PESTICIDE CERT ON TRIBAL LANDS

In a May 18, 2011, Federal Register notice, EPA is announcing and soliciting comments on a proposed federal program to certify applicators of restrict
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May 20, 2011
Fungicide
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NEW LATE BLIGHT TRACKING SYSTEM

A new USDA-funded consortium will provide nationwide tracking of late blight infections of potato and tomato. A website currently under development wi
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May 19, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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NATIONAL MEDIA FOCUSES ON POTATOES IN SCHOOLS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.-The potato industry's efforts to keep potatoes in school cafeterias received national attention this week when the Wall Street Journ
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May 18, 2011
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IMPROVING DROUGHT TOLERANCE OF POTATOES FEASIBLE

In the future, plant breeders may be able to develop potato varieties that are better able to withstand long drought spells than the currently grown v
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May 18, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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WET WEATHER WORRIES PEI GROWERS

The wet weather is beginning to concern Prince Edward Island potato growers who are hoping for a break soon in the rain. Gary Linkletter, chairman of
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May 17, 2011
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MCCAIN MOURNS LOSS OF CO-FOUNDER, WALLACE MCCAIN

TORONTO, Canada-The employees of McCain Foods Limited were deeply saddened to learn of the death May 13 of its co-founder and friend, G. Wallace F. Mc
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May 16, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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GROWERS IN ID, OR VOTE TO CONTINUE MARKETING ORDER

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The USDA last week announced that Irish potato growers in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., voted to continue their federal marketing o
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May 15, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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POTATO GROWER APPOINTED TO WIS STATE BOARD

MADISON, Wis.-Gov. Scott Walker announced four appointees to the Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, including a potato grower. Andre
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May 14, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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ID GROWERS EYE SWEET POTATOES

EAGLE, Idaho-Sweet potatoes aren't just for holidays any more, and that has Idaho potato growers a little concerned.
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May 13, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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2011 INTERNATIONAL SEED SYMPOSIUM

Mark your calendars for Aug. 1 for the 2011 International Seed Symposium, to be held in Denver and hosted by the USPB.
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May 13, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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ID CROP LOWEST SINCE 1989

Throughout the marketing year for the 2010 potato crop, Idaho production and stocks on hand estimates are the lowest since the 1989 crop. The market y
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May 12, 2011
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NPPGA: N.D. POTATOES WILL BE IN HIGH DEMAND THIS YEAR

The Columbia Basin, Idaho, and Wisconsin are all facing potential shortages, while North Dakota is sitting on more potatoes than one year ago.
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May 12, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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OTTER TAIL SELLS IDAHO PACIFIC

On May 6, Otter Tail Corporation completed the sale of Idaho Pacific Holding to affiliates of Novacap Industries III, L.P., for approximately $87.0 mi
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May 11, 2011
Insecticide
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EPA SEEKS COMMENTS ON BILINGUAL PESTICIDE LABELS

The U.S. EPA is seeking comments on a proposal to require pesticide manufacturers to print all pesticide labels in both English and Spanish.
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May 11, 2011
Potato Equipment
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WESTERN STATES HOLD FIRST-EVER EQUIPMENT "RODEO"

MERIDIAN, Idaho-Western States Cat announced its first-ever Western States Rodeo, with challenges held at 12 locations across Idaho, Montana, Oregon a
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May 10, 2011
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IDAHOAN FOODS MOVING TO DOWNTOWN I.F.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Idahoan Foods is moving its corporate headquarters and about 70 employees from Jefferson County (Lewisville, about 20 miles North o
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May 09, 2011
Fertilizer
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THE HIGHER THE YIELD, THE MORE SOIL P & K REMOVAL

PLYMOUTH, Minn.-With the growing season approaching quickly, soil nutrient programs will soon be put to the test. These programs should be carefully d
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May 08, 2011
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CPAC POTATO PSYLLID MONITORING SURVEY

To Southern Colorado growers: Zebra chip is the newest threat to the potato industry in the San Luis valley, but there will soon be an early warning
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May 07, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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AFBF: CROP PROTECTION REGISTRATION "HOPELESSLY BROKEN"

Testifying Tuesday before two congressional committees, American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Barry Bushue said the process for crop protecti
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May 06, 2011
Potato Harvesting
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CALIF. COUNTY CROP COULD SEE DELAY FROM COLD

The start of the Kern County potato harvest will likely be delayed because of cool weather, said Jim Leimkuhler, president and owner, Progressive Prod
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May 06, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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SFA RESPONDS TO 'THE DOCTORS" SCARE

The CBS-produced weekly show "The Doctors," ran a segment entitled "What's Really in your Food?" on May 5, which directly and visually linked eating p
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May 05, 2011
Fungicide
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: PINK ROT

Focus on Potato's latest webcast in its series on crop protection covers pink rot of potato. This presentation was authored by Dr. Jeff Miller, Presid
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May 04, 2011
Potato Storage
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U.S. POTATO STOCKS DOWN 18% FROM APRIL 2010

The 13 major potato states held 106 million cwt of potatoes in storage April 1, 2011, down 18 percent from a year ago.
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May 03, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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BASF ASSUMES OWNERSHIP OF GM STARCH POTATO

The potato starch manufacturer AVEBE and the plant biotechnology company BASF Plant Science confirmed recently the next step in their cooperation to d
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May 02, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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WORLD POTATO CONGRESS 2012 WEBSITE LAUNCHED

Hosts of the World Potato Congress 2012 have launched a website to promote the 2012 event. The World Potato Congress (WPC) will be held in Edinburgh,
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