July 29, 2011
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USDA: U.S. ACREAGE UP 6%

Potato growers across the United States planted an estimated 1.08 million acres of potatoes in all four seasons of the 2011 crop year, up 6 percent fr
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July 28, 2011
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GREEN PEACH APHIDS OBSERVED IN RUPERT/BURLEY

Green peach aphids were observed in Rupert/Burley this week. Aphids on potato are of concern only in regard to their transmission of plant viruses. Sy
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July 27, 2011
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HAPPY MEALS ADD APPLE SLICES, REDUCE FRIES

NEW YORK-An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But when you put it in a Happy Meal, it might help keep regulators at bay too. McDonald's on Tuesday
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July 24, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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NEW WASHING & PACKAGING PLANT FOR EARTHFRESH FOODS

Toronto-based EarthFresh Foods Inc. announced July 13 plans to spend $5.5 million on a new potato washing and packaging plant. The project will see 80
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July 23, 2011
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WORLD POTATO CONGRESS 2012 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

World Potato Congress 2012-to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland-has now opened the registration process.
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July 22, 2011
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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR USPB BOARD MEMBERS

DENVER-The United States Potato Board announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2012-2015 term. Ten members will be elected to
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July 21, 2011
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: POWDERY SCAB

Focus on Potato, a nonprofit publication of the Plant Management Network, announces the launch of "Powdery Scab of Potato" by Robert Davidson, Profess
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July 20, 2011
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GREEN PEACH APHIDS OBSERVED IN KIMBERLY

Green peach aphids were observed in Kimberly this week. Aphids on potato are of concern only in regard to their transmission of plant viruses. Systemi
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July 19, 2011
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EARLY BLIGHT FOUND IN MAGIC VALLEY

ACEQUIA, Idaho-Miller Research has issued an early blight warning for the Magic Valley in Idaho. Early blight lesions have been found on the lower lea
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July 18, 2011
Potato Storage
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STUDY EXAMINES REDUCING SUGARS DURING COLD STORAGE

MADISON, Wis.-Potato tubers used to manufacture potato chips and fries must meet strict quality control guidelines. One of the most important of these
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July 17, 2011
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SIMPLOT ANNOUNCES INNATE TECHNOLOGY

BOISE, Idaho-The J. R. Simplot Company's Plant Sciences business announces Innate Technology, the all-native biotechnology platform for improving crop
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July 16, 2011
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IMPACT FACTOR FOR POTATO JOURNAL INCREASED IN 2010

The 2010 Impact Factor for the American Journal of Potato Research has just been released by Thomson Reuters and is 1.222. In 2009, the Impact Factor
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July 15, 2011
Potato Equipment
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AEM SEEKS TO STOP GPS SIGNAL DISRUPTION

AEM is a founding member of the Coalition to Save Our GPS, as well as a member of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC). AEM calls on Congre
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July 14, 2011
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SYNGENTA, PASTEURIA TO DEVELOP BIO-NEMATICIDES

Syngenta announced it has entered into an exclusive global technology partnership with Pasteuria Bioscience Inc., a U.S.-based biotechnology company.
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July 13, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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USDA: PNW LEADS ACREAGE INCREASE

U.S. potato growers increased fall crop plantings this year by about 55,000 acres, and the Pacific Northwest led the way, according to USDA estimates
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July 12, 2011
Irrigation
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IA LAUNCHES ONLINE TOOLKIT FOR WATER PROVIDERS

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-The Irrigation Association's Smart Irrigation Month Committee has launched an online toolkit for water providers to help them promot
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July 11, 2011
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POTATO GENOME SEQUENCE PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL NATURE

The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (PGSC), an international team of scientists, focused on sequencing the genome of potato, has published its fin
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July 10, 2011
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MALHEUR EXPERIMENT STATION SUMMER FARM FESTIVAL

Growers are invited to the Malheur Experiment Station Summer Farm Festival and Annual Field Day, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festival is pres
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July 09, 2011
Irrigation, Potato Equipment
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STORM WASHES AWAY MAINE POTATO TOPSOIL

PORTLAND, Maine-U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe say the USDA has approved a $400,000 emergency grant to 50 Maine potato growers. The grower
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July 08, 2011
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LATE BLIGHT FOUND IN COLUMBIA BASIN

Late blight was recently found in the Columbia Basin and is present in four fields north of the Tri-Cities.
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July 07, 2011
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NPC SUPPORTS US-MEXICO AGREEMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council applauds yesterday's action by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to sign an agreement with Mexi
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July 06, 2011
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Valley Irrigation and CropMetrics Presented with New Product Award

Valley Irrigation and CropMetrics, a Valley Irrigation partner, were presented with the Irrigation Association New Product Contest Award in Agricultur
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July 06, 2011
Irrigation, Insecticide
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SENATE AG COMMITTEE APPROVES H.R. 872

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee recently approved H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011. The legislation affirms that pesticide
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July 05, 2011
Potato Storage
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SUMMER POTATO SUPPLIES WILL BE SHORT

Summer potato supplies will be short, but they should be sufficient to fill retail shelves until fall harvests begin. And thanks in large part to Moth
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July 04, 2011
Potato Storage
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USPB RESPONDS TO HARVARD STUDY ON WEIGHT GAIN

The USPB believes a study released June 23's New England Journal of Medicine perpetuates unfortunate myths and misconceptions about the potato. Singli
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July 02, 2011
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BIG INCREASE IN ACREAGE IN U.S.

United Potato Growers of America sponsored a conference last week in Bloomington, Minn., to discuss the transition from the summer to fall crop. The m
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July 01, 2011
Herbicide, Fertilizer, Insecticide
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EPA IMPROVES ACCESS TO INFO ON HUNDREDS OF CHEMICALS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. EPA is making it easier to find data about chemicals. EPA is releasing two databases-the Toxicity Forecaster database (ToxCa
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