June 30, 2012
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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SURVEY: DIRTY DOZEN LIST HURTS CONSUMPTION

Armed with new research showing that some consumers are shying away from consuming fresh produce because of pesticide residue concerns, the Alliance f
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June 29, 2012
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CERTIS' BMJ WG RECEIVES EMERGENCY EXEMPTION

COLUMBIA, Md.-The reemergence of Potato Virus Y (PVY) in potato seed stock is of great concern to growers because insecticides used to control the aph
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June 29, 2012
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NDSU POTATO BLIGHTLINE RECOMMENDATIONS

Late blight has not been reported in North Dakota, Minnesota or Manitoba. With the fair weather, late blight severity values are unchanged since Frida
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June 28, 2012
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APRE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

MCLEAN, Va.-The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.apre.org.
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June 28, 2012
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PCN STAKEHOLDER UPDATE

In June 2012, PPQ determined that soil samples from two additional fields in eastern Idaho were positive for pale cyst nematodes (PCN). The two fields
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June 27, 2012
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SOTUS DECISION ON AZ LABOR LAW MAY IMPACT PRODUCE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-United Fresh released the following statement regarding this week's Supreme Court decision on Arizona's immigration law:
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June 27, 2012
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U.S. INDUSTRY CONDUCTING ANNUAL CROP SURVEY

Rather than relying solely on acreage estimates from a USDA growers' survey, the U.S. potato industry is visiting every potatoes field in Idaho and ot
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June 26, 2012
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CIBUS CANOLA FIELD DAY

This canola was developed with the same RTDS technology being used by Cibus and NEU Seed to develop new traits in Russet Burbank potatoes. This method
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June 26, 2012
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GROWERS INTENSIFY HUNT FOR PSYLLIDS

Researchers recommend potato growers in the Pacific Northwest intensify their field scouting programs for the potato psyllids that spread the crop dis
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June 26, 2012
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IST PSYLLIDS FOUND IN IDAHO COMMERCIAL FIELD

The following alert was posted to PNWPestAlert.net.
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June 25, 2012
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U.S. GROWERS WELCOME MEXICO TO TPP NEGOTIATIONS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. potato industry leaders applaud the announcement made June 18 by U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calder
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June 25, 2012
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WSU: WARMER SPRING GOOD FOR GROWERS

PROSSER, Wash.-After 2011's chilly spring temperatures, this spring was a relief to Washington's growers. Although not unusually hot, the relative war
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June 24, 2012
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ANNUAL UI PEST TOUR THIS WEEK

The annual University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tours are planned June 27 at Aberdeen Research and Education Center and June 28 at
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June 23, 2012
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"POWERED" WIS TEAM READY FOR ACTION

The Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes team is gearing up for its ninth season of spreading the word about Wisconsin potatoes. Through participation in a v
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June 22, 2012
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OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION SWITCH QUESTIONED

President Obama does not have the authority to change the enforcement of immigration law, it will not help the West Coast agricultural labor shortage
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June 22, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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WIC VICTORY HELPS POTATO'S REPUTATION

The House Appropriations Committee approved a 2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill Tuesday that includes an amendment, introduced by Rep. Mike Simpson
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June 21, 2012
Irrigation
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FL GROWER INSTALLS ELECTRICAL IRRIGATION SYSTEM

PARRISH, Fla.-Alan Jones, president and owner of Jones Potato Farm in Parrish, Fla., understands companies will have to attempt to do more with less i
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June 21, 2012
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VEGETABLES ADVANCE IN SENATE FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C - The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) applauded the passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 in the Sena
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June 20, 2012
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SPANISH VERSIONS OF BEST PRACTICES PUBLISHED BY NAPTWG

The North American Produce Transportation Working Group (NAPTWG) announced the posting of a Spanish version of the comprehensive best practices docume
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June 19, 2012
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SIPCO ELECTS DECLO GROWER AS PRES

BURLEY, Idaho-The Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative has elected new leaders.
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June 19, 2012
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U.S. RUSSET MARKETS SLUGGISH HEADING INTO SUMMER

Potato grower-shippers don't see an end to sluggish markets before new-crop harvests later this summer. Most Wisconsin shippers are expected to wind d
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June 18, 2012
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MCCAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSES GRAND FALLS PLANT

McCain Foods Canada Ltd. is temporarily shutting down a potato processing plant in Grand Falls, a decision that will affect 120 workers in the northwe
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June 18, 2012
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POTATO STOCKS UP IN ID & WA, DOWN IN OR

Numbers included in a new USDA potato stocks report are favorable for the industry, according to Wilder grower Doug Gross, past president of Southern
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June 15, 2012
Irrigation
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IA CONTRACTOR PROGRAM RECEIVES NCCA ACCREDITATION

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-The Irrigation Association Certification Board is proud to announce that the Certified Irrigation Contractor program has officially
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June 15, 2012
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UPDATE: PSYLLIDS FOUND IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN

Potato psyllids have not been identified in Idaho potato fields yet. However, the first adults have been observed in potato fields in the Columbia Bas
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June 14, 2012
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POTATO LEADER TAPS WORLD'S LARGEST SEED MARKET

Egypt is the world's largest buyer of seed potatoes, importing more than 120,000 metric tons, mostly from Europe, during each of the past two years. K
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June 13, 2012
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RETAIL SALES DECLINE, PRICES INCREASE

Supermarket sales of fresh potatoes declined for a fifth consecutive quarter to start 2012, according to a recent Nielsen Scantrack report.
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June 13, 2012
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VOLUNTEER POTATOES COULD SERVE AS ZC INFECTION SOURCE

Oregon State University researchers say they've found two fields in their region harboring thousands of volunteer potato plants infected with the Libe
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June 12, 2012
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GROWERS EYEING ENTIRE MEXICAN MARKET

U.S. potato growers hope that this could be the year they are allowed to ship fresh potatoes into all of Mexico, which would be a $120 million opportu
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June 12, 2012
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: POTATO ECONOMICS

Focus on Potato has produced two webcasts on the topics of economics and potato production. Both talks were authored by Dr. Joe Guenthner, professor o
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June 12, 2012
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WESTERN AG APPLAUDS SENATE PROGRESS ON FARM BILL

The Western Agriculture and Conservation Coalition congratulates Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Roberts and the entire Senate Agriculture Committ
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June 11, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Potato Equipment
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E ID POTATOES HIT HARD BY EARLY SUMMER FROST

BLACKFOOT, Idaho-Potato crops throughout eastern Idaho were heavily damaged by cold temperatures early June 7.
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June 11, 2012
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NPC MET W/ MEXICAN AMBASSADOR FOR MARKET ACCESS

Last week, National Potato Council (NPC) Executive Vice President and CEO John Keeling met with Mexico's Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukh
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June 11, 2012
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PNWPESTALERT.NET: NO PSYLLIDS YET

Two new potato alerts were recently posted to PNWPestAlert.net in regards to potato psyllids and zebra chip disease.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Jerry Wright, President & CEO, United Potato Growe

Challenging the Potato Market: Nothing depletes equity faster than a poor market

There's an old adage often applied to dogs and horses that also applies to potato markets: "There's nothing better than a good one, and nothing worse
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
John Toaspern, USPB International Marketing VP

Do You Know?: The surprising role of Egypt with U.S. seed

In 2010-2011, Egypt imported 124,707 metric tons of seed potatoes valued at $86 million, making it the world's largest importer of seed potatoes.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
P. Nolte, N. Olsen, M. Thornton, J. Miller, and P.

Idaho Early Warning System:: Syngenta Late Blight and Potato Pest Hotline

It seems as though every year the potato industry in Idaho is faced with some kind of regional or statewide pest problem.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Impacting the Buyer: The IPC's retail and foodservice marketing campaign

The Idaho Potato Commission 's (IPC) marketing initiatives are designed to remind consumers to look for the famous "Grown in Idaho" seal whenever they
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Actagro Plant Nutrients

Actagro Organic Acids are derived from a proprietary formulation process that results in highly effective fertilizer products.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Agrium, Inc.

ESN Smart Nitrogen is the most advanced nitrogen fertility product available for potatoes.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
John Keeling, Executive VP and CEO, National Potat

Farm Bill Focus:: Specialty crops priorities gaining momentum

Federal funding to enhance the competiveness of specialty crops leads to more jobs, expands trade, new technology and provides more access to healthy
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Koch Fertilizer

Koch Fertilizer's Fertilizers
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Northwest Agri Products

NAP's patented and proven Steric P III, K, S and MKS deliver the agronomist/crop advisor and the grower 100 percent available plant food that stays in
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
University of Idaho Potato Team

Potato Research in Parma: A continuing UI Potato Research Series

University of Idaho Plant Physiologist Mike Thornton and his team operate a potato research program at the Parma Research and Extension Center that fo
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

Primed for Heavier Pest Pressure?: Mild weather ideal for pests

Most of the northern tier of the United States has enjoyed mild weather over the past winter and early spring. Potato pests were enjoying the same war
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Joseph E. Munyaneza, USDA-ARS Yakima Agricultural

Psyllid Lineup: Identifying the pests that carry zebra chip

The potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, is as an economically important insect pest of potatoes, tomatoes and other solanaceous crops in the weste
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Mike Thornton, UI Southwest Idaho R&E Centers

Six Tips to Control Bruising: Keeping an annual problem in check

One constant issue that has to be addressed every year is bruise management. Very few things can ruin the market value of a good crop as fast as too m
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Up and Down: Bayer CropScience's Movento now covers more potato pests

Bayer CropScience's revolutionary insecticide, Movento, which is two-way systemic, now covers even more potato sucking pests than just aphids and psyl
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum. Photos courtesy of Karen Baumann Ph

A Century in the Columbia Basin: Nick Johnson of Connell, Wash.

When most people graduate from college, it takes them some time before they can start that first job.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

Bobcat Expands Operations

Bobcat Company and Menlo Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat's Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck, N.D.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

Cushman LSV Utility Vehicle

Cushman introduces the Cushman LSV 800, a street-legal utility vehicle ideal for use in management of large grounds and campuses, municipalities and u
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

Duraclass Unveils New Website

ump body and hoist manufacturer DuraClass recently launched a new interactive website. The new site is designed to maximize interactive experience for
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

EPA Registers Blocker

Blocker Soil Fungicide has received registration from the U.S. EPA for in-furrow application control of stem canker/black scurf (Rhizoctonia solani),
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

Evito Fungicide Now Approved for Potatoes

Arysta LifeScience announces the EPA has approved a label expansion for Evito (fluoxastrobin) fungicide for in-furrow application in potato production
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

KUHN Krause to Expand Facilities in Kansas

KUHN Krause, Inc., announces the construction of expanded manufacturing facilities at its manufacturing location in Hutchinson, Kan.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

New Fertilizer Plant Open in Maine

Cavendish Agri Services' new $5.7 million (USD) fertilizer plant and mixing system in Fort Fairfield, Maine, is now officially in business to service
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

Reinke Design Pro, Version II

Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces the release of Reinke Design Pro, Version II.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue

TBEI Announces Death of CFO, Names Replacement

TBEI, Inc. sadly announces the death of David J. Strehl, CFO.
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June 10, 2012| Published in the June 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Your Stories!

It's amazing how time flies! Our 40th anniversary is coming up in just a couple months!
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June 09, 2012
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FINGERLINGS SEEING GROWTH

Fingerling potato growers say they're expanding both acreage and varieties of the slender, colorful potatoes to meet increasing demand.
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June 08, 2012
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NDSU NAMES NEW EXTENSION DIRECTOR

Chris Boerboom is the new director of the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
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June 08, 2012
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SENATE MOVING FORWARD ON FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-United Fresh Produce Association President & CEO Tom Stenzel released the following statement in response to the Senate voting in fav
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June 07, 2012
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UI UPDATES: STICKY CARDS AND NEMATODE MANAGEMENT

Erik Wenninger, University of Idaho assistant professor of entomology, has relayed information regarding the purchase of yellow sticky cards for potat
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June 07, 2012
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WET WEATHER FORCING FL GROWERS TO RUSH POTATOES OUT

Heavy rains recently have increased risk of rot in some areas of Florida's potato fields. Thanks to Tropical Storm Beryl and storms it left behind, so
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June 06, 2012
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NDSU POTATO BLIGHTLINE TO OPERATE IN 2012

The Plant Pathology Department at North Dakota State University will again be providing the potato Blightline service at no charge to the potato indus
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June 05, 2012
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FRESH SOLD IN SUPERMARKETS DECLINE FOR 5TH Q

Fresh potatoes recorded its fifth consecutive quarter of declining movement according to a report recently released by the United States Potato Board.
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June 04, 2012
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SIMPLOT REVIVES PARMA STATION

PARMA, Idaho-Both University of Idaho and J.R. Simplot Co. officials say they're happy with a five-year, $1.5 million agreement that has enabled Parma
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June 01, 2012
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ID AG EXPORTS POST MODEST GAIN, AHEAD OF 2011 RECORD

BOISE, Idaho-Idaho ag exports increased modestly during the first quarter compared with the same period in 2011. But because 2011 was a record year fo
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