September 30, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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DOUBLE L TO BE FEATURED IN "AMERICAN FARMER"

Double L announces their participation in the American Farmer series, due to air this Fall 2011. Dates and show times to be announced.
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September 30, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Potato Equipment
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REP LUNGREN TO EXPLORE EXEMPTION FROM E-VERIFY

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Administration Committee and member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigra
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September 29, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Seed Potatoes
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A BETTER TEST FOR A PESKY POTATO

A USDA scientist has created a new weapon in the war being waged against the potato cyst nematode-a diagnostic test that identifies the type of nemato
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September 29, 2011
Potato Storage
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WIS STORAGE RESEARCH FACILITY HANDED TO UW-MADISON

HANCOCK, Wis.-The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association ceremoniously "handed over the keys" of the Potato and Vegetable Storage Research
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September 28, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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INDUSTRY CONFIDENT IN GAINING BACK MEXICO MARKET SHARE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. potato industry is confident it can gain back the significant market share it lost in Mexico over a cross-border trucking di
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September 28, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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IPC RECOGNIZED BY PRODUCE BUSINESS FOR 4TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

EAGLE, ID-The Idaho Potato Commission's popular comic book themed Retail advertising campaign was the recipient of Produce Business' 23rd Annual Mark
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September 27, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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LARGEST EVER INTERNATIONAL SEED SYMPOSIUM

The USPB held its largest ever International Seed Potato Symposium in Denver, Colo., Aug. 1.
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September 27, 2011
Potato Storage
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WEEKEND FIRE DESTROYS ND POTATO PLANT

MINTO, N.D.-A potato processing plant in the northeast North Dakota town of Minto was destroyed by a weekend fire.
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September 25, 2011
Fungicide
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CAN HOG MANURE PROTECT AGAINST VERTICILLIUM?

Researchers with the University of Manitoba will launch a study this fall to assess the value of composted hog manure in improving the yield and quali
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September 24, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Irrigation, Potato Equipment
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CASSIA CO LANDOWNERS WANT POWER LINE REROUTED

BURLEY, Idaho (AP)-Dozens of ranchers and landowners are criticizing the planned route for a high-voltage transmission line across southern Idaho.
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September 24, 2011
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WA GROWERS CONTINUE MARKETING ORDER

Washington potato growers have voted in favor of continuing their federal marketing order program.
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September 23, 2011
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HOUSE JUDICIARY PASSES E-VERIFY

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The House Judiciary Committee passed legislation Wednesday mandating the use of E-Verify for all employers in the United States. Unde
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September 23, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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J.R. SIMPLOT ANNOUNCES STAFFING CHANGES

There has been some restructuring at the J.R. Simplot Midwest Raw Department.
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September 22, 2011
Fertilizer, Potato Equipment
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MICHIGAN AG DIRECTOR UPBEAT ABOUT NEW PLANT

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers hosted a public open house celebrating the opening of their newest and largest manufacturi
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September 21, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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EMERGENCE UNAFFECTED BY DEPTH

Latest results from cultivations work at Cambridge University Farm show that working the soil at depth has had no effect on emergence this year, due t
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September 20, 2011
Irrigation
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IRRIGATION SHOW REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-Attendee registration is now open for the Irrigation Association's 2011 Irrigation Show, Nov. 6-8, and Innovations in Irrigation Edu
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September 19, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Frank Muir

75 Years!: From New Commercials to a Bowl Game

We're kicking off the 2011 Idaho potato harvest with a power-packed line-up of consumer-driven initiatives that are designed to remind consumers to look for the famous "Grown in Idaho" seal every time they purchase potatoes.and create a little football fr
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September 19, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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HZPC AMERICAS BUILDS LAB ON PEI

HZPC Americas Corporation-a leading company specializing in new potato variety development and potato seed production-is setting up a research and dev
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September 18, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Randon W. Wilson, legal counsel to the UPGA

Re-cap of Capper-Volstead: Appreciatig the Laws that Foster Growing Cooperatives

Next time you eat an orange, a potato or a grape, think of grower cooperatives.
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September 18, 2011
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UNITED FRESH SUPPORTS FDA TRACEABILITY PILOTS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The United Fresh Produce Association voices its support for two new pilot programs designed to enhance the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis
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September 17, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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REDLINE SEPT. WEBINAR: PTI AUTOMATION

RedLine Solutions presents its September Webinar: PTI Automation-Vision in the Packing Shed, to be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12-1 p.m. MDT.
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September 16, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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CENTRAL PN FARMS AFFECTED BY FLOOD DAMAGE

HARRISBURG, Pa.-Agriculture Secretary George Greig today saw first-hand the flood damage on farms in central Pennsylvania, saying the destruction caus
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September 16, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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U.S. EXPORTS AT RECORD HIGH

U.S. potato and product exports were a record $1,350,213,480 and 1,366,649 metric tons for the July 2010-June 2011 fiscal year. This is a 15 percent i
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September 15, 2011
Potato Harvesting
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MAINE REGISTERED DIETITION SENDS AN SOS.

SOS: Do Not Allow USDA To Pick on Maine's Potatoes in the USDA School Lunch Program.
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September 15, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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U.S.: POTATOES IN SCHOOLS STILL IN LIMBO

The legislative fight over to what extent potatoes can be served at schools in the United States is not over yet.
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September 14, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Bagging & Packaging: Buyer's Guide

The Procheck System carton check-weigher from Chinook Equipment will automatically check cartons in motion as they pass over the check scale.
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September 14, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
David Fairbourn

I am the USPB!: Meet Keith LaBrie of St. Agatha, Main

LaBrie Farms, LLC, is one of the northeastern-most potato farms in the United States.
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September 14, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Paul C. Bethke, USDA ARS Vegetable Crops Research

Reducing Acid Invertase: Potato Processing from Low Temperature Storage

Everyone who grows or stores potatoes for chips or fries knows how challenging it is to deliver tubers that consistently produce light-colored fried p
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September 14, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Todd Wadsworth, CPA/CVA/Partner Cooper Norman

Revisit Your Estate Plan: Estate Planning and Growers

What is estate planning?
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September 14, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Terry A. Tindall, Ph.D. Senior Ag ronomist, J. R.

First Day of Harvest: A Look at Potato Production in Peru

The first day of potato harvest outside of Pazos Peru was an exciting time to be in the fields for traditional villagers as well as their guests.
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September 14, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue

IA & NRCS Extend Memorandum of Understanding

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-Professionals certified by the Irrigation Association in agricultural irrigation design will continue to qualify for eligibility as
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September 14, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Peruvian Harvest

Summer is wrapping up and harvest will be commencing soon.
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September 14, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue

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 crops
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September 14, 2011
Fungicide
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ZEBRA CHIP HITS OR, WA

Zebra chip, a disease that annually costs Southwest U.S. potato growers millions of dollars in crop loss, has been found in Washington and Oregon.
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September 13, 2011
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LATE BLIGHT HITS ALASKA

Late blight has shown up in the fields of two potato producers, in Palmer and Delta Junction, Alaska.
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September 12, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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IPC KICKS OFF 75TH ANNIVERSARY

The overall theme of the Idaho Potato Commission's promotional programs for the 2011 crop and the 2011-12 marketing season is the organization's Diamo
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September 12, 2011
Insecticide
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PESTICIDE DISPOSAL PROGRAM

Idaho State Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Disposal Program will be hosting unusable pesticide collections in Eastern Idaho and Magic Valley in
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September 10, 2011
Fungicide
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LATE BLIGHT CONFIRMED IN NORTHERN UTAH

Late blight has been confirmed by the University of Idaho in a potato field in northern Utah. It appears the disease has been present for at least two
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September 09, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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RESEARCH EYES NEW POTATO MARKETS

MOSCOW, Idaho-A University of Idaho researcher is teaming up with J.R. Simplot Co.'s food group to develop new potato products with resistant starch,
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September 08, 2011
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MAJOR CHALLENGES REMAIN IN ACRYLAMIDE REDUCTION

Reducing acrylamide content of foods while safeguarding other quality and taste aspects, still remains a challenge for industry, according to a new re
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September 07, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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NEW POTATO DEVELOPED FOR ALASKA MARKET

A new line of potato developed at the University of Alaska (at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer) stands to boost Alaska's agriculture industry
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September 06, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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SPAIN: POTATO MARKET IS "DISASTER"

Potato prices are dropping in Spain and its still not over; that's the way professionals from the sector, like producers and warehouse managers define
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September 05, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Tim O'Conner, USPB CEO

Increasing Demand: LRP Program Highlights for This Year

The United States Potato Board's (USPB's) mission is to increase demand for potatoes.
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September 05, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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BUMPER ENGLISH CROP = LOW RETURNS

Potato growers in Pembrokeshire, England, are facing up to their lowest returns for years after the fine spring meant a bumper early crop from eastern
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September 04, 2011
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IPC TO PAY $2.49 M FOR BOWL NAMING RIGHTS

Idaho potato producers will spend $2.49 million over six years for the naming rights of a college post-season football bowl game, according to a contr
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September 03, 2011
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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COLO POTATOES HAVE STEADY YEAR

Despite a cold, dry spring with lots of wind, the Colorado potato crop is poised to have a slightly better-than-average year.
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September 02, 2011
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ARS DEVELOPS TEST FOR POTATO CYST NEMATODES

A USDA scientist has created a new weapon in the war being waged against the potato cyst nematode-a diagnostic test that identifies the type of nemato
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September 01, 2011
Potato Storage, Irrigation
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: IRRIGATION AND STORAGE MANAGEMENT

Focus on Potato announces the launch of two new webcasts for practitioners in the potato industry, titled "Mid to Late Season Irrigation Management" a
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