March 31, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Commission Focuses on Wallets, Waistlines: Promotional tagline, 25-cent message

The slowing economy has made headlines for months and I don't believe there is a person in this country who has not been impacted by it.
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March 31, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Seed Potatoes
William H. Bohl, UI Bingham County Extension Educa

Computing Seed-Piece Size into Operating Costs: How increases may mean bottom-line decreases

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March 31, 2009
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CUTTING WATER, FERTILIZER COSTS

New Zealand's Plant & Food Research organization say potato growers in North America, Australia and New Zealand are saving hundreds of thousands of do
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March 31, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Looking Forward Instead of in the Rear View Mirror: Making the best plan

The 2009 fall potato crop will be one of the most critical for growers to take control of their destiny and avoid financial catastrophe.
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March 31, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Margin Pressure to Continue, Report Says: Rabobank gives '09 projections

Rising production costs including fertilizers, seeds, chemicals, fuel, land and equipment as well as higher labor and capital expenditures will pressure agriculture producers' bottom lines in 2009, according to Rabobank's "North American Food and Agribusi
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March 31, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Carroll Graham, USPB Director of Retail Marketing

Working with Retail Accounts: Retail Outreach Presentations available

When will the USPB work with one of my retail accounts? If you are a fresh shipper, perhaps you have asked yourself this question.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Irrigation

Achieving Greater Uniformity, Overall Effectiveness: Tips for better watering

It would be impossible to discuss high-yield western agriculture without considering irrigation to be the most significant contributor to increased production.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Advan to Distribute AgroSource FireWall, FireLine

Advan LLC and AgroSource, Inc. announced that AgroSource FireWall 17WP and FireLine 17WP bactericide/fungicide products will be marketed by Advan.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Air-Delivery Fertilizer Packages

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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

BASF

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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Case IH Supports Camp Program

Case IH has donated a new disc mower conditioner and round baler to Broken Circle A Ranch, a program of Camp Anokijig, a youth and family camp near Plymouth, Wis.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Chefs Participate in USPB International Seminar

The United Stated Potato Board partnered with the At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy in Singapore to host the first international chef seminar for U.S. table-stock potatoes.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment
Ryan Hales

Coating That Provides Resistance, Restoration: A company's work holds up to field conditions

When it comes to planting, growers know that speed counts.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
New Products

Dickson's Custom Point Calibration Service

Fruit, nut and vegetable growers using data loggers or chart recorders for environmental monitoring may contact Dickson for no-charge consultations on custom point calibrations best-matched to application requirements.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Fungicide, New Products

Disease One-Two Punch: A multi-action tool for multiple problems

Sometimes a good Swiss Army knife is all you need to complete a task-several tools rolled up into one.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

Farm Works Version 2009

Farm Works has introduced Farm Works Version 2009.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Ryan Hales

From The Field: Putting it to Practice

As we pull out of winter and gear up for spring, we can think back to the season of meetings.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Great Salt Lake Minerals Makes Sulfate Agreement

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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Mark Tensmeyer

Groups Support Transportation Weight Increase: Plans would bring weight limit to 97,000 lbs.

To reduce costs for truck transportation companies, lawmakers and growers are lobbying to increase the weight six-axle trucks are legally limited to carry to 97,000 lbs.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

Harriston Announces New Separator Model

Harriston Industries of Minto, N.D., is introducing a new model of Clodhopper dirt and stone separator.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Industry Members Gather for First Potato Expo: Sustainability a key topic

Industry members met in San Antonio in early January for Potato Expo 2009, the first combined set of meetings for the major potato organizations in the country.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Michael Mackey

Looking at China's Position: Opportunities may be available

China's potato industry is growing both in terms of quantity and quality, but still has a long way to go before reaching the yields of developed countries, a leading potato expert has said.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
New Products

Lower-Volume Headline Technologies Shown Effective

BASF shared early results from its evaluation of application technology as low as one gallon per acre (GPA) for Headline fungicide with attendees at the National Agricultural Aviation Association's national conference in December.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

NCFC Names New President/CEO

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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

New Design For John Deere Used Equipment Website

John Deere has completely overhauled and redesigned its MachineFinder website.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

Onset Wireless Sensors for Monitoring

Onset Computer Corporation, the HOBO data logger company, announced the HOBOnode Series, a family of research-grade, wireless sensors for outdoor environmental monitoring.
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March 30, 2009
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POTATOES TO SAVE THE PLANET

The seventh World Potato Congress in New Zealand was told the potato will come to the rescue of an overcrowded planet as the Earth's population rocket
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Rural Media Group Names Director

Rural Media Group, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Oppold as news director for RFD-TV, the nation's only 24-hour, 7-day television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Salisbury Changes Name to Lookout Ridge Consulting

Salisbury Management Services (SMS), a division of AgStar Financial Services, has a new name: Lookout Ridge Consulting.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Insecticide

Seeing Benefits from CruiserMaxx: Even in a good year, seed-piece treatments pay off

Despite a rainy spring, the 2008 potato season was dominated by headlines on rocketing fuel and fertilizer costs, not reports of Rhizoctonia or Fusarium.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Sipcam Positions For Growth

The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina is the new home of Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. and its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Advan LLC and Sostram Corporation.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Sustainability a Main Topic at UI Conference: Ag expo part of annual events

The 41st Annual Potato Conference from the University of Idaho Extension was held Jan. 20-22 in Pocatello, Idaho.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue
Andrei Alyokin, University of Maine

Understanding, Forward Thinking About CPB: What's been done and what may come

The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) needs little introduction to growers.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Update Organic Production: Pest Management Strategic Plan Available

A pest management strategic plan for Western organic potato production is now available online through the Western Integrated Pest Management Center.
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March 30, 2009| Published in the March 2009 issue

Valent Names Acting President

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March 27, 2009
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POTATO CONGRESS OPENS 7TH CONGRESS

World Potato Congress chairman Allan Parker says producers will need to be ready to meet increased international demand.
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March 26, 2009
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UMAINE PROGRAM SAVES GROWERS BUCKS

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension's potato integrated pest management program (IPM) saved the state's potato farmers an estimated $17 mill
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March 25, 2009
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MAINE GROWERS GET SAFETY SIGNS

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and several farm equipment dealers have joined forces to offer free "Slow-Moving-Vehicle" (SMV) signs to Mai
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March 24, 2009
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AMERICANS WORRY ABOUT FOOD SAFETY

On the heels of the largest product recall in U.S. history, a survey finds most Americans believe the food industry doesn't do enough to ensure food s
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March 23, 2009
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INDIAN POTATO GROWERS PROTEST

The Jalandhar Potato Growers Association is threatening to stop movement of trains in a protest over the non-availability of train containers for grow
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March 20, 2009
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MEXICAN TARIFFS ON U.S. POTATOES TAKES EFFECT TODAY

Mexico imposes 20 percent tariffs on potato imports and a range of other products from the United States after Washington cancelled a cross-border tru
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March 19, 2009
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MOONLIGHT VARIETY POPULAR IN NEW ZEALAND

Potato eaters in New Zealand have almost certainly eaten the nation's number one cultivar bred by scientists at Plant & Food Research. More Moonlight
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March 18, 2009
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CAPE COD POTATO CHIPS CO. FOUNDER DIES

Cape Cod Potato Chips Co. founder Stephen Bernard dies of pancreatic cancer aged 61. Bernard and his wife, Lynn, founded Cape Cod Potato Chips on Jul
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March 17, 2009
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MYSTERIOUS INDIAN DISEASE STRIKES

Potato growers in India's West Bengal region are seeing a large proportion of their crops ruined by a mysterious disease.
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March 16, 2009
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FRITO-LAY EARNS EPA AWARD

Frito-Lay's Canton, Ohio, facility becomes the city's first member of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Environmental Performance T
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March 12, 2009
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NATIONAL POTATO CHIP DAY SATURDAY

The industry celebrates National Potato Chip Day on March 14. Potato chips, America's biggest-selling snack food, were invented Aug. 24, 1853 by Chef
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March 11, 2009
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REVERED CHEFS RAISE $50,000 FOR UNICEF

Chef David Burke of davidburke & donatella restaurant in New York joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), today, in celebrating the success of "Reci
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March 10, 2009
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NEW JERSEY CHARITY GIVES POTATOES

The New Jersey charity Respond Inc. gives 50-pound bags of potatoes to any needy Camden residents. The charity handed out 45,000 pounds of potatoes to
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March 09, 2009
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NPC DISCUSSES FIVE-YEAR PILOT FOOD AID

In late February, the National Potato Council (NPC) signed a letter with other agriculture and commodity groups to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USD
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March 03, 2009
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MBM PRODUCE SELLS TO QV FOODS

Cambridge-based MBM Produce Ltd. sold its £27 million (US $38.5 million) a year fresh potato division to its biggest competitor, Lincolnshire based QV
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March 02, 2009
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CANADIAN POTATO NETWORK TO TAP NEW MARKETS

The Canadian government is creating a BioPotato Network that will work to develop and harness new markets for potato farmers.
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