January 31, 2018
Articles

PlantResponse, Compo Expert Form Strategic Partnership: Announcing a collaborative partnership between two global innovators

Announcing a collaborative partnership between two global innovators
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January 31, 2018
Articles, New Products, Potato Storage
Catie Clark

IHT on Cutting Edge of Protecting Stored Potatoes

In 1985, Garry Isaacs invented a piece of equipment he called a Humigator.
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January 31, 2018
Articles

Thatcher Joins Syngenta’s Federal Government Relations: Farm policy expert joins Syngenta after 31-year tenure with American Farm Bureau Federation

Farm policy expert joins Syngenta after 31-year tenure with American Farm Bureau Federation
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January 30, 2018
Articles

Ag Census Deadline Nears

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reminds the nation’s farmers and ranchers that the deadline for the 2017 Census of Agriculture is now less than one week away.
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January 30, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Smilin’ Eyes

Smilin’ Eyes is an outstanding yellow-fleshed, yellow-skinned round tuber with pink eyes. It has excellent storage characteristics and produces light, uniform-colored fries.
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January 30, 2018
Articles
Cindy Snyder

Potato Prices Strengthening

Tight supplies are pushing potato prices higher, but those better prices probably won’t last long.
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January 30, 2018
Event Calendar
Daren Bakst

What’s at Stake in NAFTA Renegotiations

The current NAFTA renegotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico have major implications for American farmers, ranchers and consumers, as shown by a new Heritage Foundation report.
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January 30, 2018
Articles

Organic Company Vies for Grant

Everything Potatoes, Inc. of Idaho Falls is vying for the Cultivating Change grant, offered by national produce distributor PRO*ACT. The grant is worth $75,000.
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January 30, 2018
Articles
April Baumgarten

Minnesota Family Wins NPC Award

The Hapka Family of Halma, Minn., received the Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Potato Council.
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January 29, 2018
New Products

Product: Gypsum Soil Amendments from Gypsoil

Gypsoil is a leader in gypsum and other gypsum-based products. It is a proven soil amendment and economical source of nutrients such as calcium and sulfur.
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January 26, 2018
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Safe-T-Pull Acquires Strong Box Product Line

Strong Box specializes in live-bottom bulk boxes as well and semi-trailers.
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January 26, 2018
Event Calendar

Calendar: Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminar

Jan. 30 in Rupert, Idaho
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January 25, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar
Mariela Jara

Dual Focus of the World Potato Congress: Biodiversity and Food Security

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January 25, 2018
Articles

Perdue Announces USDA’s Farm Bill, Legislative Principles for 2018

Agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pa.
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January 25, 2018
Articles

Colorado Potato Industry Holds Business Summit

In the first San Luis Valley Potato Business Summit, topics focused more on economics, future strategies and technology than varieties, diseases and rotations.
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January 24, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer
James DeDecker & Christian Tollini

Addressing Early-season NPK, Micronutrients

Michigan State University Extension and Agro100 partnered to trial two potato starter fertilizer programs in a commercial potato field.
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January 24, 2018
Articles

Potatoes USA Debuts Recipes to Fuel Athletes: Experts developed recipes designed to inspire athletes to fuel up with potatoes.

Experts developed recipes designed to inspire athletes to fuel up with potatoes.
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January 24, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Using Pivot Control to Manage Potato Irrigation

Since potatoes are more sensitive to water stress than most other crops, it is extremely important to know the different water requirements for each growth stage of a potato plant.
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January 23, 2018
Articles
Ernie Smith

Potatoes USA All-in on Salad Bar Donations

An ongoing campaign to get salad bars in schools nationwide has found a somewhat unlikely champion: Potatoes USA.
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January 22, 2018
Articles

Agrible Announces Leadership Change

Agrible, Inc. announced last week that Chris Harbourt has decided to step down as its CEO. Dennis E. Beard, a current board member, will serve as interim CEO of Agrible.
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January 22, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Cochran Named IIEA Person of the Year

Kermit Cochran, recently retired AgDirect territory manager, has been selected as the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association’s 2017 Person of the Year.
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January 22, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

Product: West Central Growth Promoters

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January 19, 2018
Fertilizer, Fungicide, New Products

Using Fungicide with Starter Fertilizer

Fungicide and starter fertilizer mixed and applied together make potato production more profitable. How? Nanotechnology.
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January 19, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Senninger SennREG App : App tests pressure regulator performance

App tests pressure regulator performance
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January 18, 2018
Articles

Researchers Develop Beetle-Resistant Plants

Research scientists with Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada have developed two varieties with built-in Colorado potato beetle resistance.
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January 18, 2018
Articles
Robbie Feinberg

Maine School District May Ax Harvest Break

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January 18, 2018
Articles

Potatoes Acknowledged as Beneficial in Physical Performance

A report about high-quality carbohydrates and physical performance was recently released in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Today.
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January 18, 2018
Articles, Fungicide
Carolyn King

Tackling Resistant Pink Rot

Although Ridomil resistance is spreading, the list of alternative fungicides is growing.
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January 16, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting
Nathan Brown

Spudnik Celebrates 60 Years

The company currently employs about 300 people and makes more than 70 equipment models, with different ones for different conditions or different farmers’ needs.
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January 15, 2018
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Outback Rebel Autosteering

Rebel includes everything a grower needs in one package to bring the latest innovations in autosteering to the equipment he already owns.
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January 15, 2018
Articles

AGCO Announces New Organizational Structure : New initiative aims to streamline operations and enhance revenue opportunities for dealers

New initiative aims to streamline operations and enhance revenue opportunities for dealers
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January 15, 2018
Articles

Black Gold Farms to Hire Farm Manager

Black Gold Farms has an open position for a farm manager at its Rhodesdale, Md., farm. Following is the job description from Black Gold Farms.
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January 15, 2018
Articles

Ag World Golf Classic Raises $70,000+ for Charity

Northwest agriculture producers, processors and industry businesses rose to the challenge and set a new event record by raising $73,492 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest.
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January 13, 2018
Articles

Trendy Yet Familiar: Potatoes capitalize on the meteoric rise of foodservice

As a versatile, globally inspired ingredient that can carry any flavor profile, potatoes are a menu cornerstone that helps blend the familiar with the exotic.
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January 12, 2018
Articles
Rand Green

Potato Lovers Month Boosts Sales for Retailers

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January 12, 2018
Articles
AMVAC Chemical Corporation

Good ReTurns: AMVAC’s ReTurn XL provides protection above and below the ground

AMVAC’s ReTurn XL provides protection above and below the ground
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January 12, 2018
Articles
Mark Klompien, President/CEO, United Potato Growers of America

Intertwined: The intimate relationship between information and capital

The intimate relationship between information and capital
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January 12, 2018
Articles
Chris Campbell

How Will Nacho Fries Affect the Potato Supply?

When ordering tacos from a foodservice outlet, the last thing you might expect would be this phrase: "Would you like fries with that?" But diners at Taco Bell may soon be hearing that question.
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January 11, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: AGpHRx from Nano Ag Technologies : Biocatalyst-infused product dramatically reduces water usage while increasing overall yield

Biocatalyst-infused product dramatically reduces water usage while increasing overall yield
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January 11, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Keeping K in Mind: Potassium management in potatoes

Potassium needs to be available to the plant at all stages of growth. However, most potassium found in soils is unavailable to the plant and therefore may need to be supplied via fertilizer.
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January 11, 2018
Articles
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Varieties Named in Celebration of Canada 150

Two companies are celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary by giving newly licensed potato varieties a link to Canada.
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January 11, 2018
Articles
John Keeling, Executive VP and CEO, National Potato Council

Prepped and Primed: Potato industry ready for upcoming Farm Bill

Potato industry ready for upcoming Farm Bill
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January 10, 2018
New Products, Potato Harvesting

New Product: Lockwood VACS Mobile

The Lockwood VACS Mobile is a complete handling and cleaning system mounted on a single semi-trailer.
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January 10, 2018
Articles
Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M University

Xue Honored with AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow Award

Xue’s research focus has been on crop physiology, abiotic stress, drought tolerance and water management strategies for major crops in the Texas High Plains, including potatoes.
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January 10, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Potatoes USA 2018 Seed Export Program Begins

Efforts are underway to plant field trials of U.S. seed varieties in Myanmar, Morocco and Guatemala in early 2018.
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January 10, 2018
Articles, Irrigation
Xi Liang, Howard Neibling, Rui Yang, Yi Wang & Xin Qiao

Higher Lower Expectations: LESA maintains potato yield and quality with lower water and energy inputs

LESA maintains potato yield and quality with lower water and energy inputs
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January 10, 2018
Articles, Irrigation
Tyler Silvy

Colo. Well Regulations Affect Growers

Stricter regulation of well pumping for farmers across Gilcrest has caused water shortages, crop loss and plenty of hard feelings.
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January 10, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Nina Zidack, Montana Seed Potato Certification Program

Worldwide Impact: Attending the UN seed potato standards meeting

Attending the UN seed potato standards meeting
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January 09, 2018
Articles
Dana Rady, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association

Lights, Camera, Action!: Hockey star Joe Pavelski helps promote Wisconsin potatoes

Hockey star Joe Pavelski helps promote Wisconsin potatoes
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January 09, 2018
Articles
Suzanne Bopp

Managing Risk: Crop insurance, growers’ most important risk-management tool, faces threats in the new budget.

Crop insurance, growers’ most important risk-management tool, faces threats in the new budget.
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January 08, 2018
Articles
Anne Cantrell, MSU News Service

Right Side of 30: Montana State Plant Growth Center marks three decades of research

Montana State Plant Growth Center marks three decades of research
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January 08, 2018
Articles
Misti Crane, Ohio State University

Good as Gold: “Golden” potato delivers bounty of vitamins A and E

“Golden” potato delivers bounty of vitamins A and E
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January 07, 2018
Articles

Engineered Resistance : Early success for GM late blight resistance trial in UK

Early success for GM late blight resistance trial in UK
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January 06, 2018
Articles
Hielke “Henry” De Jong

Bread for the Poor: The history of potatoes has been largely driven by God-fearing growers.

The history of potatoes has been largely driven by God-fearing growers.
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January 06, 2018
Articles
Steve Phillips, International Plant Nutrition Institute

Getting Connected: The digitization of agriculture

The digitization of agriculture
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January 05, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Lindsay FieldNET Advisor: New tool optimizes irrigation through better decision-making

New tool optimizes irrigation through better decision-making
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January 05, 2018
Grower of the Month
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Making It Work: Idaho seed grower Mike Telford

Idaho seed grower Mike Telford
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January 05, 2018
Articles
Soil Science Society of America

Keeping Your Cool: Cover crops help shield soil from extreme temperatures

Cover crops help shield soil from extreme temperatures
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January 04, 2018
Articles

Propane Can Do That: A highly efficient, cost-effective way to power your farm

A highly efficient, cost-effective way to power your farm
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January 04, 2018
Articles

New Product: Amplitude Biofungicide

Amplitude biofungicide has been approved for control of white mold on numerous row crops, including potatoes.
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January 03, 2018
Articles
Carolyn King

Nurse Crops Can Reduce Erosion on Potato Fields

A spring cover crop planted at potato planting time--called a nurse crop--offers a way to reduce soil erosion during the weeks between potato planting and hilling.
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January 03, 2018
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Smart Panels and Irrigation Monitoring: A Perfect Pair

Why pair up smart panels and irrigation monitoring? Well, in short, it’s the same reason any pair is formed – to help consumers save resources by increasing product efficiency.
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January 03, 2018
Articles
Michigan State University Communications

Deep End of the Gene Pool: Examining the past could improve the potatoes of the future.

Examining the past could improve the potatoes of the future.
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January 02, 2018
Articles
Trimble Ag Business Solutions Team

Good Plan: Never underestimate the value of good succession planning

Never underestimate the value of good succession planning.
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January 02, 2018
Fertilizer, Top Five
Carl J. Rosen & Peter M. Bierman

Top 5 (plus a few extra): Tips for applying nutrients to a potato crop

Tips for applying nutrients to a potato crop
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January 02, 2018
Articles

Ag Census has Big Implications: Upcoming farm census offers hard data, look at ways agriculture is shifting in the state.

Upcoming farm census offers hard data, look at ways agriculture is shifting in the state.
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January 01, 2018
Articles
AP

IPC Renews Bowl Game Sponsorship

The Idaho Potato Commission has renewed its sponsorship of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl college football game for $450,000 annually.
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January 01, 2018
Articles

MountainKing Promotion to Capitalize on Bumper Crop

A bumper crop of pre-sized small potatoes and the popularity of wintertime Crock Pot cooking have led to the return of MountainKing’s Crock Around the Clock promotion.
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