September 28, 2012
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BURLEY PROCESSING PLANT SLATED FOR OVERHAUL

BURLEY, Idaho-Officials with McCain Foods USA have announced plans for a major overhaul of their Burley 2 potato processing plant.
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September 28, 2012
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ID'S 2011 CROP SETS VALUE RECORD

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September 27, 2012
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: PATHOGEN DETECTION KITS

ST PAUL, Minn.-Misdiagnosing a disease can be very costly if unnecessary or ineffective control measures are made. There are many real-life examples w
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September 27, 2012
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SEPT. 21 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

Of the remaining sites that have not undergone vine kill, numbers of adults were similar to or higher than during the previous three weeks. Nymphs and
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September 26, 2012
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FDA FACILITY REGS START OCT. 1

William Kanitz, President of Scoring Ag (www.ScoringAg.com) has released a Q-and-A regarding the new FDA Facility Registration that will be mandatory,
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September 26, 2012
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TASK FORCE TO PROBE ORIGIN OF RING ROT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-College of Agricultural and Life Sciences potato experts at the University of Idaho are reviving a task force to help growers addre
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September 25, 2012
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EXPORTS TOP $1.5 B; VOLUME, VALUE INCREASE

U.S. potato exports topped $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2012, increasing 17 percent in value and 10 percent in volume from the previous fiscal year, ac
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September 24, 2012
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GROWERS WEIGH OPTIONS FOR EXCESS

Leaders of two potato organizations have advised growers their best options for any unclaimed spuds this season may be to sell them as cattle feed or
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September 22, 2012
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MCCAIN ANNOUNCES CHINA PROCESSING EXPANSION

TORONTO-McCain Foods Limited announced plans to double the operating capacity of its Harbin, China potato processing plant. The Harbin plant was built
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September 21, 2012
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USPB'S 1ST PINTEREST CONTEST A SUCCESS

On September 7, the USPB wrapped up their first-ever "Real Meals: Pin to Win!" Pinterest contest, finishing strong with 60 entries and garnering 466 n
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September 20, 2012
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FREIGHT COSTS ERODING "ID PREMIUM"

U.S. grocers charge up to 20 percent more for Idaho potatoes than for potatoes grown in other states, but industry officials say freight costs are kee
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September 19, 2012
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SIMPLOT PLANNING CONSTRUCTION ON NEW HQ

The J. R. Simplot Company is planning to begin construction in late 2013 or early 2014 of a new headquarters building in Boise, Idaho.
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September 18, 2012
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LAND VALUE: STRONG DEMAND FOR AG LAND

SPOKANE, Wash.-Demand for good quality agricultural land remains strong throughout the Northwest. Values as a whole are stable to increasing. Commodit
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September 17, 2012
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MAHINDRA USA INTRODUCES TIER IV COMPLIANT TRACTOR

HOUSTON, Texas-Mahindra USA, the No. 1-selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, introduces its interim-Tier IV, for above 75-hp, emission c
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September 17, 2012
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SEPT. 14 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

Potato psyllids continue to be found on yellow sticky cards across several sites being monitored by the University of Idaho in the Magic Valley. For m
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September 15, 2012
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SPECIALTY GROWERS TURN TO EUROPEAN HARVESTER

Throughout the day, farmers passing on state Highway 39 near Aberdeen, Idaho, pulled over to watch Dakota Albertson harvest potatoes in the Driscoll B
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September 14, 2012
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NATIONAL POTATO SUPPLIES REPRESENT CHALLENGE

The 2012-13 potato season in the U.S. promises big supplies of russets nationwide, a fact that San Luis Valley growers approach as a challenge and an
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September 13, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
John Keeling, Executive VP and CEO

Congress to USDA:: Add Potatoes to WIC

While most of Washington, D.C., remains focused on the farm bill, this summer we have seen considerable congressional action on an issue that is near
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September 13, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Phillip Nolte, UI extension seed potato specialist

Important Harvest Reminders: Watch for mechanical injury, foreign material and pulp temp

UI extension seed potato specialist
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September 13, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Tim O'Conner, USPB CEO

Learning from Others: What we discovered in Scotland

The United States Potato Board (USPB) leadership traveled to the World Potato Congress in Scotland in late May.
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September 13, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President

Marketing No. 8: Idaho's commitment to supporting research

Recently, Fortune magazine listed its "100 Great Things About America." Coming in at No. 8 was the Idaho potato.
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September 13, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Jerry P. Wright, President CEO, United Potato Gro

Up Vs. Down: Removing overburden from supply

When two old cowboys who hadn't seen each other for a long time ran into each other at a local tavern, one of them looked much the worse for wear.
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September 13, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Jim Chapman, retired PGI executive director

An Economy in Decline: Educate others on the basics

A deficit occurs when our federal government spends more in a year than it takes in.
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September 13, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Bagging, Packaging Shipping: Buyer's Guide

Robotic Palletizer: American-Newlong's EC-201 Robotic Palletizer has a payload capacity of 440 lbs.
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September 13, 2012
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BAYER SURVEY ILLUMINATES GROWERS' CHALLENGES

BOONE, Iowa-Too hot, too dry, too wet, too cool; this growing season has had it all. As expected, drought and weather-related problems were top-of-min
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September 12, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Terry Kippley, VP Agricultural Chemicals, Aceto

CIPC's Re-registration Process: Part of a 15-year cycle

Today's potato industry depends upon technology both new and old to deliver the wide range of potato food products throughout the year, even though we
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September 12, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Common Sense

On a hot summer afternoon south of Burley, Craig Searle and his brothers take time to leisurely chat with a potato editor at a picnic table in the sha
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September 12, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Nathan Thomsen, Rabobank Regional Vice President

Managing Interest Rate Risk: Rise in farmland values creates oppurtunities

These are interesting times for growers across the country.
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September 12, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue

New Products: Latest and Greatest

SMITHFIELD, R.I.-The original Muck Boot Company offers a durable all-weather boot designed to weather the wear-and-tear associated with farming and ra
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September 12, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue

Toro Launches 2nd Ed of Manual

EL CAJON, Calif.-Toro announces the second edition of its Drip Irrigation Owner's Manual is now available for purchase and/or free download from www.t
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September 12, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue

WSPC Hires Industry Affairs Director

The Washington State Potato Commission announced the recent addition of Ryan Holterhoff to their organization as the Director of Marketing and Industr
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September 12, 2012
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UNITED FRESH RALLYING FOR FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-United Fresh joined hundreds of agriculture industry allies today at a rally in Washington, D.C. to urge Congress to pass a new Farm
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September 12, 2012
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USPB: POTATOES UNAFFECTED BY DROUGHT

DENVER-The USPB distributed a news release on PR Newswire: "Potato Supply Unaffected by Drought: Potatoes, in Good Supply, Continue to Provide Incomp
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September 11, 2012
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EXCLUSIVE: SAMPLING FOR NEMATODES

Plant parasitic nematodes are minute, microscopic, worm-like animals found in soil that feed on plants, reducing crop growth and yields. All crops are
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September 11, 2012
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SEPT. 7 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

Potato psyllids continue to be found on yellow sticky cards across several sites being monitored by the University of Idaho. Two sites (one in Twin Fa
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September 10, 2012
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IPC'S TRUCK TO MAKE ANOTHER TOUR

SUN VALLEY, Idaho-The Idaho Potato Commission is banking that the 6-ton Russet it's hauled 12,000 miles through more than 30 states this year on a tou
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September 10, 2012
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LOW PRICES GREET FRESH HARVEST

Idaho's 2012 potato harvest has begun with digging a couple weeks ahead of last year, shipping volumes up considerably and fresh potato prices in the
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September 10, 2012
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UW SCIENTISTS PROBE, ATTACK LATE BLIGHT

As the annual potato harvest begins, Wisconsin growers continue to check their fields for late blight, the ferocious plant disease that caused the 184
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September 09, 2012
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MAINE GROWERS ANTICIPATE STUNTED CROP

Last summer, Maine potato growers were dealt too much rain, which led to blight and rot. This year, the growers are struggling with the opposite extre
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September 08, 2012
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MAHINDRA SALUTES MILITARY WITH SPECIAL OFFER

HOUSTON, Texas-The Mahindra Pride Military Appreciation Program is in recognition of the daily sacrifices made by military personnel volunteering thei
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September 07, 2012
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AUDIT: ALASKA NOT VIABLE FOR SEED

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)-A state audit says Alaska's attempt to grow a business exporting seed potatoes probably is not a viable enterprise.
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September 07, 2012
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KLAMATH BASIN FRESH DIRECT CHANGES NAME

The former Klamath Basin Fresh Direct has officially changed its name to Klamath Basin Fresh Organics. Chairman Dan Chin said the business is solely f
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September 07, 2012
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WIS PRODUCTION REPORTED ON SOLID GROUND

The University of Wisconsin-Madison provided a snapshot of the state's potato production in its Vegetable Crop Update issued Aug. 16.
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September 06, 2012
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GROWER: MEXICO NEEDS TO COMMIT

Mexico needs to prove itself a responsible trade partner if the country wants to be a trusted member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement,
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September 06, 2012
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LATEST FOCUS ON POTATO: PATHOGEN TEST KITS

The latest Focus on Potato Webcast from the Plant Management Network is available and addresses the use of Pathogen Detection Test Kits for Rapid Pota
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September 06, 2012
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USPB: EXPORTS REACH RECORD LEVELS

U.S. exports of potatoes and products for the July 2011-June 2012 marketing year for all of the products promoted by the USPB reached record levels in
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September 05, 2012
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AUG. 31 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

Potato psyllids continue to be found on yellow sticky cards across several sites being monitored by the University of Idaho.
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September 05, 2012
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PROACTIVE APPROACH TO ZC, PSYLLIDS

Last year, zebra chip made headlines when the potato disease caught a couple of Columbia Basin growers off guard and devastated their crop.
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September 05, 2012
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WSSA STEWARDSHIP SERIES: SAFETY BEGINS POS

LAWRENCE, Kan.-The owner of a U.S. farm supply and services company was recently levied a hefty fine for selling "restricted use" pesticides without a
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September 04, 2012
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BAYER COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF AGRAQUEST

Bayer CropScience announced the completion of its purchase of AgraQuest, Inc., a global supplier of innovative biological pest management solutions. A
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September 04, 2012
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IGSA PRES TRAVIS BLACKER RESIGNS

The Board of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association is announcing the resignation of its current president, Travis Blacker. Travis has served the indus
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September 04, 2012
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TUBERWORM REAPPEARS IN BASIN

With concern escalating about zebra chip, an entomologist is worried that potato growers are overlooking another pest that can cause severe crop loss.
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September 03, 2012
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GAPS INITIATIVE AUDITOR WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative is boldly moving towards streamlined audits and reduced costs with the second Harmonized St
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September 03, 2012
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USPB INCREASES APRE FUNDING

The U.S. Potato Board has agreed to quadruple its annual contribution for at least two seasons to a year-old organization charged with defending the f
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