June 28, 2013
Fertilizer
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WOULD NEW FERTILIZER PLANTS LOWER COSTS FOR GROWERS?

There is debate going on in North Dakota and Minnesota about whether construction of two proposed nitrogen fertilizer plants in North Dakota-one near
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June 27, 2013
Irrigation
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MORE STATES PROCLAIMING SMART IRRIGATION MONTH

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Virginia have joined Colorado in officially recognizing July 2013 as Smart Irrigation Month,
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June 26, 2013
Potato Equipment
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THE ABCs OF AG TIRE MAINTENANCE

The performance of your equipment in the field can greatly impact productivity, and thus, your bottom line. Tires are a very important part of this eq
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June 25, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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GM POTATO STUDY ENTERS SECOND PHASE

A study of blight-resistant genetically modified potatoes is scheduled to move into its second phase this month as Teagasc plans to plant more than 5,
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June 24, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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NPC SET FOR SUMMER MEETING IN WALLA WALLA

National Potato Council leaders will determine their organization's next direction during the summer meeting, June 26-28 in Walla Walla, Wash.
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June 21, 2013
Insecticide
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INFECTED VOLUNTEER POTATO PLANTS UNLIKELY TO SPREAD ZC

HERMISTON, Ore.-Volunteer potato plants growing from seed infected with zebra chip are likely too few in number and survive too briefly to contribute
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June 21, 2013
Insecticide
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PSYLLID UPDATE: PSYLLIDS FOUND IN WESTERN ID, EASTERN OR

A new potato alert was posted to PNWPestAlert.net.
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June 21, 2013
Potato Harvesting
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USPB, APRE PUBLICIZE SCIENTIFIC SUPPLEMENT ON WHITE VEGETABLES

The APRE scientific supplement, titled "White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients," was published in Advances in Nutrition. These 10 papers, w
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June 20, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue
John Keeling, NPC Exec VP and CEO

A Tremendous Boost for the Industry: Putting high-quality U.S. potatoes on more ground in Japan

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June 20, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue
Lloyd C. Haderlie, Kevin Kelley, AgraServ Research

Be Aware: Glyphosate drift in potatoes

Roundup (and generics) herbicide is now more widely used throughout Idaho and other potato-producing areas than ever before. Roundup's active ingredie
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June 20, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue
University of Idaho

Bruise Management Checklist: Tuber bruising still raising its ugly head

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June 20, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue
William H. Bohl, UI Extension Educator

Can You Handle the Truth?: Knowing the Industry as it Actually is

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June 20, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue
John Toaspern, USPB VP, International Marketing

Do You Know Smart Potatoes?: Helping Solve Menu Issues and Increasing Sales in Japan

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June 20, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Fungicide
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EARLY BLIGHT FOUND IN HAZELTON, ID AREA

A new potato alert was posted to PNWPestAlert.net.
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June 20, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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HOUSE REJECTS FARM BILL

The House has rejected a five year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broa
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June 20, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue
Dr. Samuel Essah, assistant professor, Colorado St

Potassium Deficiency: Low K = poor-quality potatoes

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June 20, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Potato Grower's Pesticides Buyer's Guide

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June 20, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Rolling Again!: Great Big Idaho Potato Truck Embarks on Second Tour

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June 20, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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SECOND POTATO SUPPLY LAWSUIT MOVES TO ID

A grocery supplier's federal lawsuit filed in Kansas alleging United Potato Growers of America and some cooperative members artificially inflated pric
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June 20, 2013
Irrigation, Seed Potatoes
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WSU POTATO FIELD DAY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SEED TRIALS

OTHELLO, Wash.-Washington State University's potato field day will start at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the WSU Othello Research Center, 1471 W. C
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June 19, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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GRANT HELPS IDAHO PREFERRED PROMOTE ID AG PRODUCTS

A grant for nearly $157,000 will help promote Idaho food and agricultural products through the Idaho Preferred program, managed by the Idaho State Dep
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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

LaForge Front 3-Point Hitches

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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Mattracks 105 MT Plus

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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

New Seed Potato Harmonization To Increase Trade

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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Northstar Pressure Washer

This NorthStar Super High Flow Gas Cold Water Pressure Washer features a big 5.0 GPM flow rate and 3,000 PSI to blast through the dirtiest jobs more q
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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Northstar Sprayers

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June 19, 2013
Insecticide
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ONE PSYLLID DETECTED IN CANYON COUNTY POTATO FIELD

Among the approximately 90 fields are being monitored only with yellow sticky cards in cooperation with several crop consultants, one potato psyllid w
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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Pentair Hypro 9208 & 9308

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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Primozone and Ozone Water Systems Announce Partnership

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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Rain Bird He-Van Nozzle

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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Soucy S-Tech 800

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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

T.G. Schmeiser Till An' Bedder

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June 19, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Valley VRI Quickstart

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June 18, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

Dirksen joins valent as National Accounts Manager

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June 18, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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GROCERS ALLEGE UPGA PUMPED UP POTATO PRICES

BOISE, Idaho (AP)-A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing
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June 18, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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SIMPSON'S POTATO AMENDMENT PASSES COMMITTEE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The House Appropriations Committee last week passed the fiscal year 2014 Agriculture Appropriations bill. Idaho Congressman Mike Simp
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June 17, 2013
Insecticide, Fungicide
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RESEARCHERS SEEK BETTER WAYS TO ATTRACT, TRAP POTATO PSYLLIDS

Despite a few setbacks, David Horton and his team with the USDA Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory believe they're a year or two away from identi
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June 17, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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U.S. SENATE PASSES HALF-TRILLION DOLLAR FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)-The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, ri
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June 14, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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SUPERMARKET IN MEXICO REPORTS SUCCESS W/ U.S. BAGGED

The El Florido supermarket chain has switched to carrying almost exclusively five-pound bags of U.S. fresh table-stock potatoes. The USPB representati
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June 14, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue

The Potato's Bat-phone: Blight Hotline an Important Tool

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June 13, 2013
Irrigation
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ABERDEEN IRRIGATION CO PLANS FOR TIGHT WATER SUPPLY

ABERDEEN, Idaho-Growers with Southeast Idaho's Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Co. will soon exhaust their share of natural flows in the Upper Snake River
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June 13, 2013| Published in the June 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Ag in the Blood: The Gehrings of American Falls, Idaho

Ag in the Blood: The Gehrings of American Falls, Idaho
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June 13, 2013
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USPB DOMESTIC VP SWITCHES TO AVOCADOS

The United States Potato Board's vice president of domestic marketing, Kathleen Triou, announced June 12 she's leaving her position to rejoin the orga
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June 12, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: GLYPHOSATE

ST PAUL, Minn.-Glyphosate can be a great solution for potato growers, especially for pre-plant control of weeds and volunteer grains.
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June 11, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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SPECIALTY CROPS ADVANCE IN SENATE FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-United Fresh congratulates the Senate yesterday on the passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 with a vote of 66
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June 11, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Insecticide
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UI STEPS UP PSYLLID MONITORING PROGRAM

University of Idaho agricultural researchers have dramatically increased the scope of their potato psyllid monitoring program to also include weekly c
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June 10, 2013
Insecticide, Fungicide
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NO PSYLLIDS DETECTED IN ID POTATOES SO FAR

The University of Idaho, in collaboration with Miller Research and several crop consultants across the state initiated a scouting program during the w
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June 10, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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SENATE POISED TO PASS STRONG FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, the Senate is expected to succeed once more in passing a strong, bipartisan farm bill that contains sensible protections for s
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June 07, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Insecticide
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INFECTED VOLUNTEER POTATO PLANTS UNLIKELY TO SPREAD ZC

HERMISTON, Ore.-Volunteer potato plants growing from seed infected with zebra chip are likely too few in number and survive too briefly to contribute
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June 07, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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SENATE MOVES FORWARD W/ FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance applauded yesterday's cloture vote in the Senate to move the Farm Bill forward for a final vote
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June 06, 2013
Potato Equipment
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I-9: AVOIDING ERRORS AND PENALTIES

NEENAH, Wis.-Five. That's the average number of errors found on I-9 forms according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). With I-9 audits on t
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June 05, 2013
Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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"WHODUNNIT" OF IRISH POTATO FAMINE SOLVED

An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-ninete
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June 05, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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DFID RESEARCH: KEEPING POTATOES HEALTHY

LONDON-An educational video looks at the work undertaken by the International Potato Centre in Lima, Peru.
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June 04, 2013
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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 USPB BOARD MEMBERS

DENVER-The United States Potato Board (USPB) announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2014-2017 term. Sixty-three members will
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June 04, 2013
Potato Harvesting
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RESEARCH: POTATOES BEST NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER PENNY

DENVER-A frequently expressed concern in the ongoing public health debate is the lack of affordability of fresh vegetables, especially those that are
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June 03, 2013
Potato Equipment
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MITAS SIGNS UP AGCO FOR FOUR YEARS

PRAGUE-The manufacturer of agricultural machinery AGCO has signed a four-year agreement with Mitas to supply Continental- and Mitas-branded farm tyres
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June 03, 2013
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SYNGENTA ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL POTATO SCHOLARSHIP

GREENSBORO, N.C.-For the fourth consecutive year, Syngenta is offering a great opportunity to future leaders in agriculture-a $5,000 Syngenta Potato S
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June 02, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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PTI LEADERS PLEASED BY IMPLEMENTATION RATES

Produce industry leaders involved in a voluntary effort to facilitate traces of recalled foods say they're pleasantly surprised by the number of packe
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June 01, 2013
Insecticide
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BAYER: EU's NEONIC BAN WON'T IMPROVE BEE HEALTH

Despite failing to achieve a qualified majority in the Appeal Committee, the European Commission has announced a restriction on the use of neonicotino
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