November 30, 2010
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SENATE PASSES FOOD SAFETY BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Senate passed legislation Tuesday to make food safer in the wake of deadly E. coli and salmonella outbreaks, potentially giving t
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November 29, 2010
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CANADIAN GROWERS DECREASING POTATO ACREAGE

Canadian growers continue to decrease potato acreage in order to bring production more in-line with market demand. Statistics Canada reported a declin
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November 26, 2010
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1,000 CWT DONATED TO 2ND HARVEST

SPOKANE, Wash.-At a Nov. 3 food donation event in Spokane, Vertically Integrated Partnership partners Sodexo, Hirai Farms, Annie's Fun, McCain Foods a
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November 25, 2010
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WEIGH IN W/ USDA IF YOU GROW SUGARBEETS

As a member of the American agricultural community, it is very important that growers weigh in with the USDA on the choice to plant Roundup Ready suga
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November 24, 2010
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GROWERS BATTLING NEW USDA GUIDELINES

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November 23, 2010
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UNITED FRESH OPPOSES TESTER AMENDMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C.-As the Senate continues debate on S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the United Fresh Produce Association and produce ind
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November 22, 2010
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BURLEY AWARDED $499,000 FOR NEW DEHYDRATION PLANT

Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced that the city of Burley will receive nearly $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding.
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November 19, 2010
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NW CROP DOWN 10 PERCENT

Northwest potato production is down an estimated 10 percent this year, and prices have been rallying since harvest wrapped up in October.
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November 18, 2010
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POTATOES COULD BOOST WATER SUPPLIES

New technology for extracting water from potatoes is being trialled by food giants PepsiCo, which owns the crisp manufacturer Walkers. They are perfec
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November 17, 2010
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MCDONALD'S PLANS TO RAISE PRICES

McDonald's Corp. plans to raise menu prices to blunt higher costs, including what would be its first such increase in the U.S. in more than a year-a t
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November 16, 2010
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CFIA: PEI RING ROT HAS NOT SPREAD

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Canada-Canadian Food Inspection agency officials say there are still only two confirmed cases of bacterial ring rot on two farms
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November 15, 2010
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U.S. FALL PRODUCTION 2010 DOWN 8%

Last week, it was announced by the USDA for the United States to what extent the potato production in North America would be reduced.
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November 12, 2010
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BAYER CROPSCIENCE SHOWCASES NEW INNOVATIONS AT CAPCA

Bayer CropScience featured three new innovative solutions at this year's CAPCA Conference held October 17 -19 in Anaheim, Calif. The featured innovati
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November 11, 2010
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CORKY RINGSPOT WEBCAST ON FOCUS ON POTATO

Focus on Potato, an industry resource for potato growers and consultants, has published its latest webcast, titled "Corky Ringspot Disease of Potato"
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November 10, 2010
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PEPSICO UNVEILS NEW I-CROP 'PRECISION-FARMING' TECHNOLOGY

PepsiCo today announced plans to roll-out its new i-crop farming technology on a global basis. The web-based tool, which was developed by PepsiCo in c
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November 09, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
John Toaspern, USPB VP, International Marketing

2009 Export Report: The Lowdown for Frozen Potato Products

For marketing year July 2009 through June 2010 (MY09/10), exports of U.S. potatoes and products totaled 1,229,853 metric tons (MT), valued at $1,172,702,250. On a fresh weight equivalent basis (Fresh Weight Equivalent: frozen 1 to 1.7, chips 1 to 4, dehy
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November 09, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Dave Moquist, Red River Valley Fresh Potato Growers Cooperative President

Red River Q&A: Thoughts from a Grower about Grower Cooperatives

An interview with Dave Moquist, owner of O.C. Schulz & Sons, and president of the Red River Valley Fresh Potato Growers Cooperative, a local co-op of United Potato Growers of America.
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November 09, 2010
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MAINE POTATO CROP THANKS RAIN IN SEPTEMBER

With 80 percent to 85 percent of the estimated 55,000 acres of Aroostook County potatoes out of the ground, officials with the Maine Potato Board said
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November 08, 2010
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PERU PRESENTS NEW ECOLOGICAL POTATO

The National Institute of Agrarian Innovation, or INIA, a branch of Peru's Agriculture Ministry, presented today the INIA 309 potato -also known as Se
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Phillip Nolte, University of Idaho Extension Professor

The Future is Now: Feeding the World's Billions

I recently came across a list of prominent scientists who passed away during 2009.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

5 New Precision Products: Innovations from T&D, Raven and Lindsay

Growing a successful crop in the 21st Century requires greater and greater precision.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Tyler J. Baum

A 3-Legged Stool: PAA Annual Meeting in Corvallis, Ore.

The buzz word in the industry for the past couple years has been "sustainability," and it looks like that's not going to change anytime soon.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

Double Take: USPB Study confirms Potatoes Double Up Retailer Sales

To confirm the impact of fresh potato purchases on transaction averages, the USPB commissioned a new study to look at market baskets during the years 2008 and 2009.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Growers of the Month: The Macys of Culver, Ore.

And then there were two.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

NPC Weighs in on Aldicarb Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council (NPC) is concerned by the recent decision to cancel the registration of aldicarb, a vital tool for U.S. potato growers. Aldicarb, an insecticide and nematicide produced by Bayer CropScience and sold as Temik, h
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

NPC: Growers Disadvantaged by Mexico

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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

Study: No Relationships Between Antioxidants and Acrylamide

OTTOWA, Ont.-A report titled, "Antioxidant Capacity of Potato Chips and Snapshot Trends in Acrylamide Content in Potato Chips and Cereals on the Canadian Market," has newly published data in Food Additives & Contaminants Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Contr
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
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Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Team MVP: Are you ready for some potatoes and football?

We are kicking off the Idaho Potato Commission's new fiscal year and annual potato harvest with one of the biggest and most exciting partnerships in the Commission's history-a six-year sponsorship of two outstanding Idaho football teams: the Boise State B
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

Veris Launches 2 New Soil Sensors

Salina, Kan.-Veris Technologies introduces two new soil sensors: the pH Detector and the Quad EC1000. These compact, real-time soil-mapping tools are designed for use with ATV's.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Viva Las Vegas!: Potato Expo 2011 Set for Sin City

After a successful inaugural Expo in 2009 and an even bigger show in Orlando in 2010, Potato Expo 2011 is set to be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas Jan. 5-7, 2011.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

Web Tool Compares Farm Equipment

DULUTH, Ga.-AGCO announces the introduction of AGCO Compare-an online service to make evaluating new competitive farm equipment easier for growers, ranchers and rural consumers.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

CPIM Launches New Website

RALEIGH, N.C.-The Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) recently announced the launch of a new Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) website.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

Monsanto and AgraQuest Join Forces

ST. LOUIS and DAVIS, Calif.-Monsanto Company and AgraQuest, Inc. have entered into a collaboration to evaluate the potential use of AgraQuest's pipeline of bio-pesticide leads to develop seed treatments for Monsanto's core crops and vegetables.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Philomath Answer

In August, I was able to attend my first-ever Potato Association of America annual meeting.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

Plitt to Lead Valent Ag Sales Group

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced Matt Plitt has joined the company as senior director of sales for its growing agricultural business unit.
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November 06, 2010| Published in the November 2010 issue

Senninger Introduces New UP3

Senninger Irrigation announces the introduction of the new UP3 (Universal Pivot Products Platform).
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November 05, 2010
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FRESH DEMAND GROUP POTATO PROMOTION FAILED

Last fall, a motivated group of potato industry members set out to find a way to create short-term demand for potatoes that goes beyond the traditiona
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November 04, 2010
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WAL-MART CUTS COSTS OF PURCHASING POTATOES

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) purchasing chief Hernan Muntaner has a dream: teaming the giant retailer with soda and snack maker PepsiCo (PEP) to buy potatoes
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November 03, 2010
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POTATO GROWERS CONFIDENT AGAINST PRICE FIXING ALLEGATIONS

The United Potato Growers of America says it is confident the group will prevail in an expanding legal battle in which the co-operative and others are
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November 02, 2010
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ALL-POTATO DIET HITS HALFWAY MARK

MOSES LAKE, Wash.-Ever since Chris Voigt started his all-potato diet nearly a month ago, strangers have shared their spud stories with him.
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November 01, 2010
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NPPGA: RED POTATOES ARE GOOD FOR BAKING

The Northern Plains Potato growers Association (NPPGA) is running a new advertising campaign designed to get buyers to associate red potatoes with the
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