December 30, 2017
Articles
Keith Loria

Fresh Solutions Network Continues to Innovate

"The category should constantly be refreshed with new and exciting products for shoppers to try."
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December 29, 2017
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Just About Right: Subsisting on God’s tender mercies

Subsisting on God’s tender mercies
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December 29, 2017
Articles

Lamb Weston to Expand Fry Line in Oregon

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. on Dec. 21 announced an expansion of french fry processing capacity in North America and an increase in its quarterly dividend.
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December 29, 2017
Seed Potatoes

Seedy Business: 2017 state certified seed potato reports

2017 state certified seed potato reports
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December 29, 2017
Articles
Ruth Genger, University of Wisconsin

Straw Poll: Weed management—and higher yields—in organic potato production with straw mulch

Weed management—and higher yields—in organic potato production with straw mulch
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December 28, 2017
Articles

Co-op Says McCain Contract Could Depress Prices

Idaho farmers who raise potatoes for making frozen fries fear a contract being offered by a Canadian food manufacturer could quash their chances of earning better profits.
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December 28, 2017
Articles

Oregon Farm Bureau: Tax Reform Will Help Ag : Says it will cut taxes for most farm families

The Oregon Farm Bureau says the tax reform package passed by Congress and signed Dec. 22 by President Donald Trump includes many provisions that will help Oregon’s farm and ranch families.
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December 28, 2017
Articles

As Seen on TV: Washington Grown tells ag’s story to the public

Washington Grown tells ag’s story to the public
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December 28, 2017
Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Sierra Gold

Sierra Gold is a russet-skinned, yellow-fleshed variety developed at Texas A&M University’s Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. It offers great specialty table-stock market appeal.
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December 28, 2017
Irrigation, New Products

X Factor: Pivots with the Valley X-Tec drive help grow high-quality potatoes—and families

Pivots with the Valley X-Tec drive help grow high-quality potatoes—and families.
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December 27, 2017
Articles

Acing the Test : Making the most of sustainability audits

Making the most of sustainability audits
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December 27, 2017
Articles
Christopher M. Wallis & John T. Trumble

Infected but Unaffected: Developing zebra chip tolerance from a food science perspective

Developing zebra chip tolerance from a food science perspective
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December 27, 2017
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Greener on Both Sides: Green Thumb Farms of Fryeburg, Maine

Green Thumb Farms of Fryeburg, Maine
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December 26, 2017
Articles, Event Calendar

Assistance Available to Attend World Potato Congress

Delegates to the 10th World Potato Congress from developing and transitional countries may qualify for financial support from World Potato Congress, Inc.
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December 26, 2017
Articles, New Products

Kuhn Hay Merger Wins ASABE Award

Kuhn was recently awarded an AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for its MM 1100 Merge Maxx hay merger.
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December 25, 2017
Articles

U.S. Potato Exports Rebounded in October

U.S. potato and product exports all posted positive growth in October 2017 compared to 2016.
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December 23, 2017
Articles

Maine Potato Board Awarded Sustainable Agriculture Grant

The Maine Potato Board has received a grant to support the two-year project “Developing Best Management Practices for Pulse and Oilseed Crops in the Northeast.”
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December 22, 2017
Articles, Event Calendar

Trump to Speak at Farm Bureau Convention

President Donald Trump will address farm and ranch families from across the nation at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th annual convention, Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.
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December 22, 2017
Articles
Rand Green

Stable Pricing Expected Despite Harvest Issues

In spite of inconsistent conditions during 2017 harvest, Potandon expects a good market for its 2017-18 products.
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December 22, 2017
Articles
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

Red River Valley Enjoys Near-record Crop

Red River Valley growers of fresh-market red and yellow potatoes this year are shipping 5 million hundredweight this season, the largest-volume crop in 20 to 25 years.
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December 21, 2017
Fungicide, New Products

BmJ Technology Wins Industry Awards

Both awards recognize LifeGard as the first biopesticide that works exclusively by inducing a plant’s resistance to diseases, including fungi and viruses.
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December 21, 2017
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Ellsworth Joins Siddoway, Inc.

Siddoway, Inc. and Disinfecting Services announce the hiring of Paul Ellsworth of Rexburg, Idaho, as a sales and service associate.
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December 21, 2017
Articles

South Korea Re-opens Market for Table-Stock

On Monday, the South Korean government announced the reopening of its market for table-stock potatoes from the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
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December 21, 2017
Articles

Wisconsin Store Wins Potato Display Contest

Trig's in Rhinelander, Wis., wont the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association's Wisconsin potatoes display contest.
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December 20, 2017
Articles, Potato Equipment

Growers Can Save on Propane Equipment with Incentive Program

The Propane Education & Research Council urges growers to take advantage of a limited number of incentives available through the Propane Farm Incentive Program through the end of the year.
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December 19, 2017
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

British Levity CropScience Appoints American Distributor

Levity CropScience has responded to the increasing demand for its smart fertilizers by naming OMEX Agrifluids USA its first distributor in the U.S.
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December 19, 2017
Articles
Dennis M. Rettke

Idaho Russet Market Edges Tighter

The russet potato market in Idaho is edging tighter as supplies become stretched. Yields are moderately down in the region.
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December 19, 2017
Articles

NRGene Delivers First Food Potato Genomes: Potato pangenome research drives cooperation between international public and private sectors

Potato pangenome research drives cooperation between international public and private sectors
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December 18, 2017
Articles
Keith Loria

Washington Commission Bringing Excitement to Industry

Coordinating and funding potato research is the most important work the Washington State Potato Commission does, says executive director Chris Voigt.
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December 15, 2017
Articles

USDA Prods Producers to Participate in Ag Census

The Census of Agriculture has begun, and the top administrator at the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says it’s vital that growers respond.
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December 15, 2017
Articles

Ag Experience Hard to Find in Government

As more and more people move into urban areas and voting districts are redrawn, there become fewer rural districts to elect people that have any connection to agriculture.
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December 15, 2017
New Products

New Product: Mahindra Retriever UTVs: Twenty-four new models announced at national dealer meeting

Twenty-four new models announced at national dealer meeting
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December 14, 2017
Articles

AGCO Hires Manager of North America Public Relations

AGCO Corporation, a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has named Kelli Cook as public relations manager for North America.
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December 14, 2017
Articles

Tomra Names New Sales Director for Americas

Tomra Sorting Food has hired food industry veteran Mark Host as the company’s sales director for the Americas.
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December 13, 2017
Articles

A History of French Fries: All about the origins of the world’s favorite potato dish

All about the origins of the world’s favorite potato dish
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December 13, 2017
Articles

Soil Health Partnership Adds Two Field Managers: Illinois, Indiana staff additions aid expansion of data collection program

Illinois, Indiana staff additions aid expansion of data collection program
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December 12, 2017
New Products

H2OExcel Can Reduce Winter Desiccation : Increases water absorption, nutrient uptake prior to dormancy

Increases water absorption, nutrient uptake prior to dormancy
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December 11, 2017
Articles

P.E.I. Shipping to Make Up for Low Yields: Island production fell 8 percent after dry summer.

Island production fell 8 percent overall after dry summer.
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December 08, 2017
Articles

Vive, United Announce Partnership

Vive Crop Protection and United Potato Growers of America are pleased to announce that Vive is now a United Potato Partner.
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December 08, 2017
Articles, New Products

Chip Bags Track Potatoes Back to Farm : Kettle Brand is tagging its bags of chips with codes that let customers see which farmers grew the potatoes for them.

Kettle Brand is tagging its bags of chips with codes that let customers see which farmers grew the potatoes for them.
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December 08, 2017
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Michigan Upper Peninsula Variety Trial Results: Small-scale field trials of 36 different potato varieties were planted in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, allowing growers to survey results and choose pr

Small-scale field trials of 36 different potato varieties were planted in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, allowing growers to survey results and choose promising varieties for their operations.
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December 07, 2017
Articles

In-Store Display Banners Available for Retailers

Potatoes USA has developed a variety of in-store display merchandise to elevate potato promotions for retailers throughout the U.S.
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December 07, 2017
Insecticide, New Products

BASF Submits Trunemco Nematode Management for Registration: A new seed treatment mode of action to defend against damaging nematode species

A new seed treatment mode of action to defend against damaging nematode species
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December 07, 2017
Irrigation, New Products

ICON Panels Named Agri Marketing Product of Year

Valley Irrigation’s ICON series of smart panels has been named New Product of the Year by Agri Marketing Magazine.
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December 06, 2017
Articles, Insecticide, New Products
Web Exclusive

BioCeresWP Biological Mycoinsecticide

BioCeres WP is used for the biological control of numerous pests including whiteflies, aphids and thrips by adhering to and penetrating the insect’s exoskeleton.
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December 06, 2017
Articles
Kathleen Thomas Gaspar

Colorado Hoping NAFTA Improves Export Market

With ongoing efforts in research projects, successes with newer varieties and encouragement from some governmental quarters, 2017 is closing out as a year of accomplishments for the Colorado potato industry.
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December 06, 2017
Articles, Potato Equipment

Tomra, Grimme Team Up to Improve Sorting Solutions: Leaders in sorting and grading provide innovative technologies to help customers increase efficiency and quality

Leaders in sorting and grading provide innovative technologies to help customers increase efficiency and quality
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December 06, 2017
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Zimmatic Water Pumping & Filtration Solutions

Zimmatic by Lindsay has introduced a fully integrated line of water pumping and filtration products designed to help growers maximize the efficiency of their irrigation systems.
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December 06, 2017
New Products

New Product: Kuhn VB 3100 Series Round Balers

Kuhn offers a new generation of round balers enabling operators to meet the challenges of tomorrow with simple yet reliable designs.
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December 05, 2017
Articles

Potato Marketers See Lower Volumes, Firm Pricing

Tough growing conditions in some regions—and a wide range of temperatures during harvest—led to a U.S. potato crop that marketers describe as about average.
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December 05, 2017
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: All-Natural Humates from Brookside Agra: Humates work to boost soil microbial populations, increase water retention, reduce erosion

Humates work to boost soil microbial populations, increase water retention, reduce erosion
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December 05, 2017
Articles
Jeff Mulhollem

Waste Not…: Potato waste may be useful for ethanol production

Potato waste may be useful for ethanol production
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December 05, 2017
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Not Your Father’s Buick: It takes more than a quality product to make a profit.

It takes more than a quality product to make a profit.
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December 04, 2017
Articles
Sastry Jayanty, Colorado State University & Henry Castleberry, Mountain King Potatoes

Under Pressure : At-harvest testing using penetrometer may help reduce losses in long-term potato storage

At-harvest testing using penetrometer may help reduce losses in long-term potato storage
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December 04, 2017
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Rain Bird ClimateMinder Soil Moisture Monitoring System

With Rain Bird Agriculture’s new entry-level ClimateMinder soil moisture monitoring system, growers can view their fields’ soil moisture data from any internet-enabled device.
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December 04, 2017
Articles
Andy Robinson & Gary Secor

Spotting the Problem: Managing lenticel spot on potato tubers

Managing lenticel spot on potato tubers
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December 04, 2017
Articles
Amy Burdett, Marketing Operations Director, Potatoes USA

Cultivating a New Market: Senegal set to become top market for U.S. seed potato exports

Senegal set to become top market for U.S. seed potato exports
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December 04, 2017
Articles

TruTag, Sumitomo Form Global Strategic Partnership: Alliance will apply TruTag solutions across broad industries

Alliance will apply TruTag solutions across broad industries
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December 02, 2017
Articles

Between the Rows: Star of Wonder

There’s something special about seeing the neighbors’ tractor, a hundred or so yards off the highway, on the icy tundra their spud field has become, all lit up to offer a point of reference against the white expanse.
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December 02, 2017
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

The Family Man: Idaho Seed Grower of the Year Michael Steinmann

Michael Steinmann is undeniably proud of the legacy left for him by his forebears. He remembers his grandfather fondly and cherishes the time on the farm he still gets with his father.
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December 02, 2017
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

The Idahoans: Idaho Growers of the Year Dan & Jann Moss

Dan Moss was not born in Idaho. He didn’t grow up in Idaho. He didn’t even begin his farming career in Idaho. But rest assured, Dan Moss is Idahoan, through and through.
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December 01, 2017
Event Calendar, Articles

Potato Expo Headliners Set to Energize Crowd

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December 01, 2017
Articles, Fertilizer

Wilbur-Ellis Branch Receives ResponsibleAg Certification

Wilbur-Ellis has received ResponsibleAg certification at its branch in Central Ferry, Wash.
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December 01, 2017
Articles
Jim Offner

Value-added Offerings Boost Sales

Convenience continues to drive the value-added category in potato sales, marketers say.
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December 01, 2017
New Products

Aqua-Yield Revolutionizes Phosphorus Retention

With drastically improved phosphorus retention and application rates at only 4 ounces per acre, Aqua-Yield introduces NanoPhos, now available for a worldwide release.
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