August 31, 2013
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Register for USPB trade mission to new Philippine market

Interested in exporting table-stock potatoes to a new market?
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August 30, 2013
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Sweet potatoes show promise in OSU trials

ONTARIO, Ore.-Oregon State University field trials are showing that sweet potatoes can be grown effectively and with high yields in this region.
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August 29, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Innate :DNA Restructured: A new way to approach biotchnology

At the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference in Kennewick, Wash., in January, University of Idaho Agricultural Economics Professor Joe Guenthner explain
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August 29, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Michael Deulley, Staff Writer

The Main Thing: Mark Johnson of Picabo, Idaho

Located about 56 miles north of the Snake River and nestled in the valleys of Picabo, Idaho, sits the nearly 700 acres of Silver Creek Seed, a potato
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August 29, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

Key Account Manager Joins Arysta LifeScience Sales Team

CARY, N.C.-Arysta LifeScience North America announced the addition of Steve Gehrls to the role of Key Account Manager within the U.S.-based sales orga
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August 29, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

New Products: Latest and Greatest

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn.-Pentair is introducing the innovative new 5059 Series SHURFLO Diaphragm Pump.
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August 29, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

Potato Potassium Uptake Calculator

Great Salt Lakes Minerals, a division of Compass Minerals, launches a powerful mobile tool designed to help potato growers and crop consultants make m
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August 29, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

Senninger Irrigation Welcomes a New Social Media Coordinator

CLERMONT, Fla.-Senninger Irrigation announces the recent hire of Nicole Alvarez, who joins the company as the Technical Writer / Social Media Coordina
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August 29, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

WSPC Elects New Commissioner

Derek Davenport, of Kennewick, Wash., has been elected as the newest commissioner for the Washington State Potato Commission.
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August 29, 2013
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GMOs and the "reverse halo effect": Trust is key to dispelling consumer fear

Slapping a `contains GMOs' label on a box of cereal has more nuanced effects than just informing a consumer what's in his food, Maria Konnikova report
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August 29, 2013
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Weather, water prompt early Idaho spud harvest

Idaho potato growers starting early harvests say yields appear to be about average, and most are pleased by the size profile and quality of their crop
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August 28, 2013
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BRANDT Sponsors Brazilian Driver to Launch BRANDT do Brasil

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.-BRANDT, the professional agriculture company, is going to Brazil. And going big.
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August 28, 2013
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Burley, Idaho, potato processor plans expansion

Executives with a southern Idaho food processing plant are planning to invest $100 million to expand and add another production line in hopes of keepi
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August 28, 2013
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Don't miss 2013 annual Potato Festival

The 2013 annual Potato Festival will be held Sept. 7 at Chapman Park in Monte Vista, Colo.
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August 27, 2013
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Farmers purchase crop insurance while hoping for the best

While farmers must make their decisions about purchasing crop insurance well before they plant, more than 1.1 million policies have been processed thr
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August 27, 2013
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GB seed potato industry hosts first-time UK Industry Reception

Importers and growers looking to buy high health, high quality seed are warmly invited to visit Potato Council's stand at Potato Europe (Emmeloord, Th
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August 27, 2013
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Idaho spud industry eyes international markets

EAGLE, Idaho-The Idaho Potato Commission has its eyes on a rapidly expanding international spud market and believes it has found an ideal person to he
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August 26, 2013
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Roger Jones, inventor of Pringles, dead at 75

GLENNS FERRY, Idaho-A man remembered by friends as "one of Idaho's original potato barons" who worked with Proctor and Gamble in the late 1960s to inv
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August 26, 2013
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U.S. ag machinery exports down

The first half of 2013 had a 9.5 percent decline in exports of U.S. agricultural equipment.
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August 25, 2013
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Computer use continues to increase on the farm

Computer use continues to increase on America's farms.
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August 24, 2013
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University of Idaho hopes to extend Simplot deal

BOISE, Idaho (AP)-A University of Idaho official says the school is trying to extend an agreement with potato processing giant J.R. Simplot Co. to kee
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August 23, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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NPC AWARDS 2013-14 SCHOLARSHIP TO WSU GRAD STUDENT

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council (NPC) is pleased to award Rhett Spear, a horticulture Ph.D. graduate student at Washington State Universi
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August 23, 2013
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Water outlook forces Idaho spud growers to plan crop shift

ABERDEEN, Idaho-Growers in a major eastern Idaho potato production area say they plan to significantly scale back their usual fall spud-bed preparatio
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August 22, 2013
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Late blight confirmed in central Bingham County

Late blight has been confirmed Tuesday in Idaho.
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August 22, 2013
John O'Connell, Capital Press
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FAMOUS ID POTATO BOWL GAME UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

BOISE, Idaho-The longest-running outdoor, cold-weather college football bowl game will continue to be called the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, though its
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August 21, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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ALBERTA: WATCH OUT FOR LATE BLIGHT

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development warns Alberta growers and gardeners for the risk of late blight.
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August 20, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
Lora Abcarian, The Produce News
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OFFSHORE OPPORTUNITIES BEING DEVELOPED FOR OR, WA PRODUCERS

Officials from Oregon and Washington are working on an upcoming joint trade mission to expand export opportunities for Northwest potatoes. "We are con
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August 20, 2013
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Red spud prices expected to return to record highs

SHELLEY, Idaho-Red and yellow potato prices were at historically high levels at the start of August.
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August 19, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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NPPGA: U.S. CONSUMERS SHOULD SEE RELIEF SOON

U.S. consumers frustrated with historically high potato prices should look for some relief at the checkout lane soon when the late summer and fall cro
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August 16, 2013
Irrigation
Sean Ellis, Capital Press
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IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLANS TO REPLACE GROUNDWATER

BURLEY, Idaho-In an effort to maintain the viability of farms in a section of its service area, A&B Irrigation District is working on a $7 million pla
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August 15, 2013
Potato Equipment
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RABO AGRIFINANCE ADDS TO EAST ID TEAM

ST. LOUIS-Rabo AgriFinance announces the addition of Lorry Pitcher as senior relationship manager/team leader in Eastern Idaho. Pitcher will work from
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August 14, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
Sean Ellis, Capital Press
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ID GROWERS EXCITED ABT MCCAIN EXPANSION

BURLEY, Idaho-McCain Foods' Aug. 7 announcement that it will invest more than $100 million to expand its Burley potato processing plant was exciting n
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August 13, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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CHANGES TO PRE-HARVEST HARMONIZED STANDARDS NOW OFFICIAL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative Technical Working Group (TWG) has approved changes to the Field Operations and Harvesting H
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August 13, 2013
Insecticide
Treasure Valley and Pacific Northwest Pest Alert N
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PSYLLID UPDATE FOR AUG 9

More potato psyllids were trapped this week in potato fields in Owyhee, Canyon, Ada, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Twin Falls and Cassia Counties.
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August 12, 2013
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NORA OLSEN NEW PAA PRESIDENT

Nora Olsen is The Potato Association of America president for 2013-2014. Olsen is a professor and Extension potato specialist at the University of Ida
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August 12, 2013| Published in the September 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Eventful Summer

I've never bought into the mumbo jumbo about the Mayan calendar predicting the world will end December 21, 2012.
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August 12, 2013
Insecticide
John O'Connell, Capital Press
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PSYLLIDS SHOW FAR LESS ZC THIS YEAR

About the same number of potato psyllids have been caught on sticky traps in Idaho fields this season as by this time last summer, but far fewer of th
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August 09, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
Sean Ellis, Capital Press
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MCCAIN ANNOUNCES $100M EXPANSION IN ID

BURLEY, Idaho-McCain Foods USA announces a $100 million expansion at its Burley potato processing plant.
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August 08, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Irrigation
Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News
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MAINE POTATOES RECOVERING AFTER WET/SOGGY SEASON

Industry leaders with the Maine Potato Board said Thursday that after a wet and soggy spring which forced some growers to do some replanting, crops ar
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August 08, 2013| Published in the November 2012 issue

Senninger Celebrates 50: Florida-based manufacturer marks half-century of excellence

Founded 50 years ago, Senninger is one of the world's leading manufacturers of agricultural irrigation products, including sprinklers, spray nozzles a
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August 08, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
David Mitchell, The Packer
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`CRAZY' MARKET SPURS EARLY DIGS IN WI

In a typical year, potato growers who start digging their crop too soon give up some of their potential yield by harvesting immature spuds. But grower
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August 07, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
Rich Keller, Editor, Ag Professional
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POTATO IS AN EXAMPLE OF NEEDED GM VARIETIES

At least one conventional crop breeder and even an organic farmer consider genetically modified crops worth being allowed on the market. The example i
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August 06, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Dr. Ruby Ward, Department of Applied Economics, Ut

Looking Ahead at Federal Taxes

"The use of cash accounting and deducting equipment purchases does not magically lower taxes.
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August 06, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Volm Staff

Total Facility Solutions: Full Line Integration for Receiving, Grading, Packaging, Palletizing and Material Handling.

Volm Companies is taking full advantage of the latest in digital technologies to offer grower-shippers a turn key solution process for expanding packi
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August 06, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Luke Gowdy, C.H. Robinson transportation operation

Understanding Industry Dynamics: Six Strategies for Managing Transportation

Having a successful transportation program is a challenging element of any company's business in today's market, even more so than in years past.
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August 06, 2013
Potato Harvesting
Kristi Pihl, Tri-City Herald
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WA POTATOES RECEIVE WARM WELCOME

The whims of Mother Nature and the marketplace may have aligned this year for Washington's potato growers.
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August 05, 2013
Insecticide
Pacific Northwest and Treasure Valley Pest Alert N
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PSYLLID UPDATE: AUG 2

More potato psyllids were trapped this week in potato fields in Canyon, Ada, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Twin Falls and Cassia Counties. Results from las
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August 05, 2013
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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LATEST `FOCUS ON POTATO': RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

ST PAUL, Minn.-The misuse and overuse of pesticides has resulted in various consequences, and pesticide resistance is among the most difficult to addr
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

10 IGSA 2013 Carl Ball: 2013 IGSA Russet Aristocrat

Like father, like son.
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Peggy Grover, Chairman I GSASA Board of Directors

Convention Time!: IGSA Chairman's Message

This spring I was driving east toward Driggs to attend a wedding.
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Meredith Myers, USPB Public Relations Manager

A Good Month for Potatoes: Creating More Buzz in the Mainstream Media

If you haven't heard already, the month of May was a great month for potatoes in the nutrition research world, and rest assured, the United States Pot
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Jerry P. Wright, President CEO, United Potato Gro

A Matter of Pennies: Turning a Risky Gmable into an Actual Business Model

After suffering years of disastrous markets, a group of Idaho potato growers got together in 2004 to discuss their struggling industry.
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

Back into the Earth: Utilizing soil microbes all year long

Results from a 50-year-old agriculture study conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were released in the May-June issue of the Journal of Env
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Bigger and Faster: Western Trailers releases its new Commodity Hopper

When unfortunate things happen, companies adjust.
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Mark Klompien, President I daho Grower Shippers As

Give Potatoes Some Love: President's Message

A big welcome to all those who plan to attend the Idaho Grower Shippers Association's 85th annual Sun Valley Convention!
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2012 issue
Phillip Nolte, UI seed potato pathologist

Protect Your Investment: Seed Lot Testing for Bacterial Ring Rot

As we go forward into the harvest season and whirlwind of activities that this hectic time of year entails, many of you may have forgotten about an im
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Research Funding: IPC's lesser-know ventures

In my monthly column I often write about the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) marketing programs that support the organization's over-arching mission-p
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

Trucks/BulkBeds/Trailers: Buyer's Guide

Spudnik Equipment Company, LLC, in Blackfoot, Idaho, has been supplying the industry with quality bulk beds for over 35 years.
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Bob Mueller, Director, Process Chemicals, Airgas,

Using Ethylene: New Sprout Inhibitor System Offers Possible CIPC alternative

Sprouting has always been a major challenge for the fresh potato industry.
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Don Ladhoff, USPB Retail Marketing Consultant

Inside the USPB Long Range Plan!: From SOPC to Potatopalooza A profile of USPB's partnership with Roundy's

The United States Potato Board's (USPB's) relationship with Roundy's Supermarkets began with an article I wrote for the August 2011 issue of our State
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

Mariano's Potato Wagons

In April 2013, Mariano's, an upscale Roundy's Banner in Wisconsin, had a great idea to promote fresh loose potatoes in their produce section-nearly li
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August 04, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue

Releasing the Right Nutrients: Helping Plants Survive Challenging Growing Conditions

According to the USDA, "no single practice works alone to enhance soil function, and no single set of practices works everywhere.
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August 02, 2013
Seed Potatoes
John O'Connell, Capital Press
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RESELECTION HELPS GROWERS GET BEST SEED

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho-Dirk Parkinson adds an extra step to producing seed potatoes, believing it improves yields, tuber size and uniformity and may even
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August 01, 2013
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BLAIR RICHARDSON NAMED USPB CEO

DENVER-The United States Potato Board (USPB), the nation's potato marketing organization and the central organizing force in implementing programs tha
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August 01, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
John O'Connell, Capital Press
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FSA: MORE CRP LAND EXPIRES THAN ENROLLED

Much more acreage is set to expire Sept. 30 from the federal Conservation Reserve Program than was awarded during the recent general signup period, ac
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