January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

ARYSTA Lifescience Non-Executive Chairman Named

Dr. David Jones, former head of business development for Syngenta, has agreed to serve as non-executive chairman of Arysta LifeScience Corporation.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

AutoFarm Introduces Reflex Technology

FREMONT, Calif.-Reflex Technology from AutoFarm provides continuity of position solution to maintain automated steering by seamlessly "flexing" to a lower accuracy mode when a higher accuracy mode is lost, such as loss of the RTK radio link.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

BASF To Continue CROP Protection Investments

BASF Crop Protection plans to invest more than $225 million in additional capacity to meet the growing demand for key crop protection products in the coming years.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Case IH Sponsors Craig Morgan "International Harvester" Tour

RACINE, Wis.-Case IH sponsored a concert tour by country music star Craig Morgan.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue
Megan Klien, Writer

Controlling the Triangle Effect: Managing nightshade, aphids to prevent PVY

Jeff Miller, an independent researcher with Miller Research LLC of Rupert, Idaho, explains the results of trials he conducted with various seed piece treatments.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Dickson Start-Stop Data Loggers Available

The new Dickson Multi-feature Digital Display Temperature and Humidity Data Logger has both push-to-start and push-to-stop functions.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

DOW AgroSciences Nitrogen-Stabilizer Introduced

Dow AgroSciences has selected the brand name Instinct nitrogen stabilizer for its new product designed for use with urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) and manure applications.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Grant for Finding, Cataloging Nematodes: National Science Foundation provides for project

The challenge of unearthing and identifying more than 1 million species of nematodes or round worms living among us has been met with enthusiasm by a team of UC Riverside researchers.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Headline Fungicide From BASF

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-To meet the growing demand for Headline fungicide, BASF recently announced a $225 million investment in additional production facilities in Germany, France, Brazil and the United States.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

International Agricultural Showcase

The Association of Equipment Manufactures will be holding an international agricultural showcase Jan. 12-15, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

John Deere Availble Through IronPlanet

IronPlanet, an online auction community for construction and agriculture equipment, announced a new service to sell used John Deere products.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Machines That Mean Business: Tractors that work

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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Making Wise Agricultural Decisions: How Right Choices Add Up

The closing lines of the Robert Frost poem entitled The Road Less Traveled read, "Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference."
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Massy Ferguson Offers New Combine For '09

DULUTH, Ga.-Following the introduction of its new, redesigned Class VIII Model 9895 combine in 2007, Massey Ferguson is unveiling its all-new, redesigned Class VI and VII combines for 2009.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

New Holland CR9000 Series Combine Enhancements

NEW HOLLAND, Penn.-A number of enhancements to Model Year 2009 CR9000 Series Combines are to increase productivity and operator convenience.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

New IPC Foodservice Food Team Member

EAGLE, Idaho-The Idaho Potato Commission has announced the hiring of produce veteran Armand Lobato to the position of Western Foodservice Promotion Director.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

New Trac-Pro Conveyers From Logan

Logan Farm Equipment has introduced the new Trac-Pro conveyor line available in widths of 24, 30, 36 and 42 inches straight or telescopers up to 85 feet.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue
Random W. Wilson, legal counsel to the UPGA

Norm Johnson Named 2008 Idaho Seed Grower of the Year: ICIA Selects Grace Grower for Award

Idaho Crop Improvement Association named Norm Johnson of Grace, Idaho, as the 2008 Idaho Seed Potato Grower of the Year. The award will be presented at an upcoming PGI banquet.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Plans Announced for Upcoming Conference: Annual gathering set for Jan. 20-22

The 41st Annual Potato Conference and 30th Ag Expo presented by the University of Idaho Extension is scheduled for Jan. 20-22 in Pocatello, Idaho.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

President Of Agricultural Equipment Named

BURR RIDGE, Ill.-CNH Global N.V. has named Barry Engle to lead the company's New Holland Agricultural Equipment S.p.A.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

PVMI Provides Support for Variety Development: A New Approach for New Potatoes

For many years, the Tri-State Potato Variety Development Program, comprised of potato breeders from the USDA Agricultural Research Service, University of Idaho, Oregon State University and Washington State University, has been developing new varieties of
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Raven Industries Releases Switch Pro

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Switch Pro is a new product controller with advanced technology from Raven Industries.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Stolleursa Launches Site For Bio-Forge

TAMPA, Fla.-StollerUSA hopes to increase awareness of the benefits of its Bio-Forge product line through the use of its new interactive micro site, www.bio-forge.com.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Syngenta Offers Growers Farm Management System: AgriEdge program aids in record keeping

The AgriEdge program is a Farm Management System offered by Syngenta.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Syngenta's Products of Performance: Revus Top among company offerings

It was a busy summer at the Miller Research location in Acequia, Idaho. Jeff and Terry Miller worked with a number of Syngenta products on their potato trials.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Tracking Down Zebra Chip: Understanding continues to increase

Don Henne looks for potato psyllids, the insect that carries the zebra chip bacteria.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Wheat Fungicide Adds To BASF Portfolio

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-BASF is strengthening its wheat portfolio with TwinLine, a cereal fungicide powered by pyraclostrobin, the active ingredient in Headline fungicide and a unique triazole.
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January 27, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

World of Difference : Promoting Potatoes as a Viable Food Aid Option

To say that the United States Potato Board International Food Assistance Initiative is a multi-faceted structure is somewhat of a simplification.
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January 26, 2009
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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ALBERTA SEED ALLOWED INTO U.S.

OTTAWA, January 23, 2009--Alberta will be able to resume the export of seed potatoes to the U.S. as of Jan. 28, 2009.
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January 23, 2009
Alan Harman
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WASHINGTON GROWER NAMED TO NATIONAL POTATO PROMOTION BOARD

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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Appreciating the United States: Francesca Berggren of Mexico

In the eastern Idaho town of Shelley, Francesca Berggren sorts potatoes at GPOD of Idaho. She loves to work hard, worship the Lord and likes to help people.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Case IH Specialists Train MachineryLink Staff: Company holds technical training series

Case IH continues to make an impression on the industry. Here is an example of how the company has been making news.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Environment a Priority for Michigan Mini-tuber Producers: Sklarczyks keep growing green

When potato specialist Ben Sklarczyk joined his father, Don, in collecting the Michigan Farm Bureau’s 2008 Ecology Leadership Award in December, it was recognition of the family’s 66 years of environmental stewardship.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Make Correct 2009 Planting Decisions: Call for planting to match ’08 levels

Demonstrating just how complex the world has become, a fresh market grower’s planting mistakes in the past rarely resulted in immediate insolvency.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Meet Tom Qualey of Sherman, Maine : Fifth-generation grower finds niche, possibilities in local markets

Aroostook is the farthest northeastern county in the United States.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Montana Seed Program Under New Leadership: Disease, finance topics of Montana Seed Potato Seminar

The passing of the baton from 30-year veteran Dr. Mike Sun to Dr. Nina Zidack, new director of the Montana Seed Certification Program, occurred at the organization’s annual meeting in Missoula on Nov. 4-5.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

New Developments for Fusarium Dry Rot: Knowledge, varieties, handling part of overall picture

I thought I’d take a little time this month to do an update on a potato problem that we all have to deal with at one time or another: Fusarium dry rot.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

New Farm, Ranch On-line Planning Tool

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has launched an online resource to aid farmers and ranchers in focusing on how to protect against down-side risks, as well as how best to take advantage of up-side opportunities in the market.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Potassium, Potato Preparation: A case for boiling whole

The preparation of a potato can have a big impact on its mineral content, Agricultural Research Service scientists report in a new study.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Scientists Cracking Genetic Code of Weeds: Research holds potential to boost crop yields

When scientists identified the function of the 25,000 or so genes that make up human DNA, they unleashed a new wave of innovation in healthcare that is allowing physicians to tailor the treatment of diseases for better outcomes.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Sustaining the Return on Grower Investment: More than ever, marketing is key to programs successes

You have likely listened to several United States Potato Board presentations and program updates in state and national grower meetings this past year.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Two Potato Scientists Join University of Idaho Faculty: Positions filled for Kimberly, Aberdeen sites

The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has filled two key positions in its potato program.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

USDA Announces $342M in Rural Broadband, Telecommunications Loans: Support going to residents, businesses

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced in September broadband and telecommunications loans totaling more than $342 million are being awarded to 18 communications firms serving 22 states.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

USPB Names National Contest Winners: Various potato recipes submitted

Potato Poke Salad captured the Grand Prize in the 50 States of Potatoes Recipe Contest.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

USPB Retail Marketing Program Awarded Again: Best-In-Class continues forward

For the fifth year running, Progressive Grocer magazine, a nationally acclaimed grocery and supermarket trade publication, has recognized the United States Potato Board’s Retail Marketing Program with a 2008 “Category Captain,” award in the Perimeter: Fix
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Virus Studies May Help Improve Yields: Potato Virus X part of research

A group of scientists has obtained the first detailed information about the structure of the most destructive group of plant viruses known: flexible filamentous viruses.
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January 13, 2009| Published in the January 2009 issue

Whistle Stop Tours a Continuing Success: Connecting with the industry

In November, I had the pleasure of meeting with more than 300 growers, shippers and processors from across the state as part of the Idaho Potato Commission’s annual Whistle Stop Tour.
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January 02, 2009
Spectrum Technologies, Inc.
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2009 SPECTRUM CATALOGS AVAILABLE

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