June 30, 2011
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ID GROWERS BALK AT TRADEMARK

BOISE-Idaho Potato Commission board members unanimously voted June 15 to oppose the U.S. Potato Board's use of a national retail trademark at the reta
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June 29, 2011
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BAGGED U.S. TABLE-STOCK POTATOES A HIT IN MEXICO

Importadora y Exportadora de Frutas y Verduras, located in Tijuana, thanks to the shippers' list the USPB provided them with, was able to directly con
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June 27, 2011
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ME GOVERNOR ELIMINATES REDUNDANT PESTICIDE LAW

AUGUSTA, Maine-A day after signing a bill that streamlines state regulations, Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill into law eliminating redundant
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June 24, 2011
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EMERGENCY REGISTRATION FOR CURZATE AB APPLICATION CONFIRMED

The PGA, with the assistance of the Prairie Pesticide Minor Use Consortium, has been successful in their application to have an emergency registration
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June 23, 2011
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FUTURE OF GM POTATOES IN NA

It's only a matter of time before genetically modified potatoes hit the North American market, say industry experts.
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June 22, 2011
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IAP OWNERS FORM NEW COMPANY

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June 21, 2011
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UW SCIENTISTS CREATE LINES LOW IN ACRYLAMIDE

University of Wisconsin-Madison plant geneticist Jiming Jiang, a professor of horticulture, has a possible solution for acrylamide, a potential carcin
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June 20, 2011
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KEY INTRODUCES THREE-WAY SORTING

Featuring two ejector systems, three-way sorting allows food processors to automatically eject product that can be reworked and recovered separately f
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June 17, 2011
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FUNGICIDES GAIN UK EXTENSION FOR EARLY BLIGHT

In the United Kingdom, potato late blight fungicides Consento and Prompto (fenamidone + propamocarb) have gained label extensions for protection of po
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June 16, 2011
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BALLARAT GROWERS STRIKE NEW MCCAIN DEAL

Ballarat district potato growers have struck a new price deal with McCain Foods, months ahead of schedule. The growers will be paid an increase of $15
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June 15, 2011
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U.S. STOCKS DOWN 36 PERCENT FROM JUNE 2010

In the U.S., the 13 major potato states held 35.5 million cwt of potatoes in storage June 1, 2011, down 36 percent from a year ago.
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June 14, 2011
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CPB SPOTTED IN KIMBERLY, ID

KIMBERLY, Idaho-Dr. Erik Wenninger, Extension Entomology Specialist with UI-CALS in Kimberly is reporting that Colorado potato beetles were observed i
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June 14, 2011
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SUMMER MARKETS HEATING UP

In North America, summer potato markets are strengthening as the East Coast deal shifts from northern Florida to North Carolina.
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June 13, 2011
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CROPS IN, COOL TEMPS A CONCERN

Unseasonably wet spring weather made it a challenge, but Idaho growers have managed to get most of their crops planted. Now growers hope the unusually
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June 13, 2011
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ID SEED GROWERS FACE LATE SEASON

ASHTON, Idaho-Potato seed growers are battling Mother Nature to get their seeds in the ground. The problem is the ground is too wet and the temperatur
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June 12, 2011
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BRITAIN FACES SHORTAGE OF JERSEY ROYAL

Jersey growers warned last week that their potato supplies could run out in a matter of weeks. After witnessing the driest spring in 34 years Britain
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June 11, 2011
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FIELD TRIALS IN RUPERT JUNE 15 FOR ORGANIC FERT.

Converted Organics Inc. announced that field trials testing a potential new application of its organic liquid fertilizers will be on display at The Mc
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June 10, 2011
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USDA GAP AUDIT UPDATED

An updated USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Good Handling Practices (GHP) Audit Verification Checklist is now available. This latest version was
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June 09, 2011
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NPC, USPB APPLAUD USDA MYPLATE ICON

DENVER/WASHINGTON, D.C.-The NPC joins with the USPB in congratulating the USDA on developing the new MyPlate icon for dietary guidelines, a straightfo
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June 08, 2011
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USDA REVISES NO. 1 STANDARDS

Revisions to the grading standards for No. 1 potatoes allow for mixed varieties of potatoes to be packaged together, as requested by grower/shippers a
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June 07, 2011
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MCCAIN NAMES NEW CEO

TORONTO-The Board of Directors of McCain Foods Limited announces the appointment of Dirk Van de Put as President and CEO and a Director of the company
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June 06, 2011
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FARM BILL HEARING: IRRIGATION EFFICIENCY IMPORTANT

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-At the May 26 U.S. Senate hearing of the 2012 Farm Bill, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska positioned increased irrigation efficiency i
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June 03, 2011
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: WHITE MOLD

Focus on Potato, a nonprofit publication of the Plant Management Network, announces the launch of its latest webcast: "White Mold of Potato: Epidemiol
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June 02, 2011
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CPB BEGINNING TO EMERGE

Bill Buhrig from the UI Parma Research and Extension Center is reporting that overwintering Colorado Potato Beetle adults are beginning to emerge in s
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June 02, 2011
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USDA RELEASES "MYPLATE"

The pyramid guide to healthy eating that many Americans grew up with has been scrapped, and in its place the Obama administration is serving a dinner
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June 01, 2011
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ANOTHER ID FIELD INFECTED W/ NEMATODES

Another southeastern Idaho field has been infected with a microscopic wormlike pest that attacks potato plants despite $36 million spent on eradicatio
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