November 30, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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POTATO PRODUCTION CANDA HARVEST 2011 DOWN 4 PERCENT

Statistics Canada has published the preliminary production estimates for the 2011 potato crop in Canada. The Canadian potato production is estimated a
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November 29, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Ox Bodies Launches New Comprehensive Website

FAYETTE, Ala.-Ox Bodies launched a new website, featuring its complete line of Class 6-8 dump truck bodies, end dump trailers, platform bodies, specia
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November 29, 2011
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IDAHO POTATO CROP LARGER IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

Idaho potato growers saw increases in yields, tuber sizes and total production from last fall, according to a report released Nov. 9 by the USDA Natio
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November 28, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY ON CIPC LEVELS

Three years after the formation of a stewardship group and introduction of a CIPC use code of best practice, maximum residue level (MRL) exceedances o
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November 25, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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IDAHO POTATO SHIPPERS IN NEED OF MORE RAIL CARS

Idaho potato shippers are hitting a bit of a wall when it comes to getting that Idaho gold out of the fields and on the road. It could be the biggest
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November 24, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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CONAGRA HIRES EXEC VP

ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced that Andrew George Ross joined the company Nov. 15 as executive vice president and chief strategy officer, reporting to
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November 23, 2011
Potato Equipment
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AGSORT ANNOUNCES E-SORTER

AgSort Announces E-Sorter, an optical sorting machine for potato growers. This new and innovative product will be on display at the 2012 National Pota
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November 23, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE RETAINS SENATE POTATO AMENDMENT

As the U.S. legislation regarding school meal programs makes is way through the various stages of the approval process, a new stage has been reached a
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November 22, 2011
Potato Equipment
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$5.5M DOUBLE L HARVEST EQUIPMENT PLANT BREAKS GROUND

Construction has started on a $5.5 million potato harvesting equipment plant in Heyburn in south-central Idaho for Double L Manufacturing.
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November 22, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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IGSA GIFTS FOODBANK 40K POUNDS POTATOES

As the holidays roll around, we always try to think of the less fortunate. But this year, a new partnership between the Idaho Foodbank and the Idaho G
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November 21, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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COLORADO HOPING TO BOOST POTATO EXPORT TO MEXICO

Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar is organizing a trade mission to Mexico that he hopes will be fruitful for potato growers in the San Lu
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November 18, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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MCCAIN BALLARAT POTATO GROWERS HOPE FOR BETTER SEASON

Fourth-generation potato grower Dominic Prendergast is hoping for a better potato season than last year.
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November 17, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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IDAHO POTATO GROWERS SUCCESSFULLY HARVEST DESPITE LATE START

Idaho potato growers who harvested later than normal because of a prolonged spring got their crops in without any significant damage before colder wea
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November 16, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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LAMB WESTON OFFICES NOT MOVING TO RICHLAND

ConAgra Foods announced Thursday they have dropped plans to build their much anticipated Lamb Weston Office in Riceland's Columbia Point Area. However
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November 15, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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IDAHO GROWERS EYE BASF'S NEW GM POTATO

More than a decade has passed since Jim Tiede was among the growers caught up in a debacle over the first U.S. genetically modified potato variety.
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November 14, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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SACKETT POTATOES REPRESENTS GREENSTONE'S MEMBERSHIP

GreenStone customer, Sackett Potatoes, has been selected to represent the organization's more than 20,000 members on the national Farm Credit "Produci
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November 11, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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USDA: U.S. POTATO CROP 2011 UP 5% COMPARED TO 2010

Today the USDA published figures on the U.S. potato production in their report "Crop Production."
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November 10, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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SIMPLOT PLANS NEW POTATO PROCESSING PLANT IN IDAHO

The J. R. Simplot Company is planning to build a state-of-the-art potato processing plant in Caldwell, Idaho, with site preparation anticipated to beg
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November 10, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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PRIVATE LABELS, PAPER BAGS AMONG PACKAGING TRENDS FOR POTATO

Private labels and a switch back to paper bags are among the packaging trends cited by Prince Edward Island potato grower-shippers.
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November 09, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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FROZEN POTATO PRODUCTS: WORLD MARKETS AND TRADE

U.S. exports are forecast up 5 percent on stronger demand from Mexico and the Philippines. Over the past decade, total exports have grown almost 50 pe
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November 08, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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NASS REDUCES AGRICULTURAL ESTIMATION PROGRAMS

In light of funding reductions in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and the likelihood of additional reductions in FY 2012, NASS conducted deliberate reviews of a
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue
Frank Muir

"Potato Country": Capturing the essence of Idaho through photography

For the last eight years, I've been fortunate to be able to travel around the globe on behalf of Idaho potatoes.
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

2011 Researcher of the Year: David Douches: Michigan State professor awarded honor at PAA meeting

A Michigan State professor was chosen as the Potato Grower magazine Researcher of the year, at the 2011 Potato Association of America Annual Meeting,
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

PAA Meeting Highlights: Research abounds in North Carolina meeting

Wilmington, N.C., was the site for the 95th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America, held at the Hilton Wilmington Hotel in August.
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Potato Expo: Don't forget the trade show

The Potato Expo is almost here!
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue
Phillip Nolte, Nora Olsen, Mike Thornton

The Scientific Arm of the Industry: Potato Association of America at the 2012 Potato Expo

The Potato Expo, to be convened this year in Orlando, Fla., has become the main educational event for people from all aspects of potato production and
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue
Lee Frankel

Thinking Ahead to 2012-13: Planting enough, but not too much

"Why do I never plant enough potatoes when the market is great?"
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Total Irrigation Flexibility: New Zealand grower saves water

Johnny Fraser considers water management one of the keys to profitably growing crops on his diversified New Zealand farm.
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Traceback to the Future: Helping growers comply with FSMA

William Kanitz has always been one to jump at the opportunities brought on by new technology.
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue
John Toaspern

U .S. Exports Have Grown!: Do you know by how much?

Total U.S. potato and product exports reached a record $1,350,213,480 and 1,366,649 metric tons for the July 2010-June 2011 fiscal year.
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue
David Fairbourn

"Inside the Long Range Plan": USPB Engages Supermarket Registered Dieticians

Want to really get your consumers' attention and put more potatoes in the shopping cart?
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Agray

AgRay Vision is built on over 25 years of experience in the potato-sorting industry.
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Alliance Supermarket Labels

A full line of stock and custom thermal image printing labels for use with all popular supermarket and retail printing scales is being introduced by A
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Key Technology Iso-Glide

Key Technology introduces its newest vibratory conveyor, Iso-Glide.
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Pierce Chemigation Monitoring System

Pierce Corporation, in partnership with Genesis Network, introduces their Chemigation Monitoring System, a timely response to EPA and other regulatory
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Seametrics 3-inch WMP-Series Magmeter

Seametrics has expanded its WMP-Series of molded plastic magmeters to include a 3-inch size.
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November 07, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Underhill "Gulp Ultramax" Water Removal Pumps

LAKE FOREST, Calif.-Underhill's expanding line of Gulp water removal pumps now features the Gulp UltraMax and Big Gulp UltraMax, which can displace ei
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November 07, 2011
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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WEBINAR: UPDATES TO CASE LABELING BEST PRACTICES

The PTI Technology Working Group recently completed updating the "PTI Case and Pallet Labeling Best Practices" documents. The new document includes a
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November 06, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: ZEBRA CHIP

In light of the recent confirmation of zebra chip in Idaho, Focus on Potato, a nonprofit potato crop management resource, has made open access its p
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November 05, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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POTATO PROCESSING CLIMBS IN IDAHO, OREGON

New statistics show processing of the 2011 potato crop is up dramatically from the previous year in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore.
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November 04, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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BILL OFFERED TO PREVENT EPA DUST REGS

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of the House to support a bill that would exclude from federal regulation dust that occurs natur
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November 04, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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ZEBRA CHIP RESEARCH GAINS IMPORTANCE AS DISEASE SPREADS

Zebra chip, a disease that affects potatoes, was recently found in the potato-growing regions of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The discovery brings to
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

NoKota Hires Sales Team Member

NoKota Packers, Inc. in Buxton, N.D., introduces Steve Johnson as part of their sales team.
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Precision Laboratories Mix Tank App for Apple iPhone

WAUKEGAN, Ill.-Precision Laboratories has released an update to their Mix Tank app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

PrecisionEarth Soil Sampling App for Apple iPad

New mobile technology such as iPads have emerged as useful tools in agriculture applications.
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Senninger Launches New Website

In July, Senninger launched a newly designed website-revamped aesthetically as well as structurally.
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Alliance Announces New CEO

Dr. Maureen Storey is the first president and CEO of the newly formed Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE), a non-profit organization ded
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Hondada and John Deere Enter Agreement

ALPHARETTA, Ga.-Honda Power Equipment announces a new agreement with John Deere (Deere & Company) to sell Honda premium power products at participatin
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

New Fertilizer Facility Opened in Michigan

ST. JOHNS, Mich.-Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers has opened its newest and largest manufacturing facility.
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

New Research Highlights Xemium Fungicide

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-BASF discussed research regarding Merivon fungicide and Priaxor fungicide at the American Phytopathological Society (APS)
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Ready or Not

The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law by President Obama in January, has taken effect.
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Storecast to test in pei

A recent agreement between Pest Pros, Inc., and Soil Food Web Atlantic Canada will test the use of STORECAST, "Storage Potato Disease Risk Indexing" i
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November 03, 2011| Published in the November 2011 issue

Valley GPS Now Compatible w/ Trimble & Starfire

VALLEY, Neb.-Valley Irrigation, the Leader in Precision Irrigation, has expanded its Valley GPS product line.
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November 03, 2011
Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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BRANSTON AWARDED BEST SUPPLIER FOR CARBON REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Potato supplier Branston has scooped a top retail award naming them as the 2011 Tesco supplier with the best technology innovation to reduce carbon. T
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November 02, 2011
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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EPA DATABASE OF INERT PESTICIDE INGREDIENTS

EPA's Pesticide Program has released a new online searchable database called Inert Finder. This database allows pesticide formulators and other intere
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November 02, 2011
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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IDAHO POTATO CROP WILL BE BIG, BUT NOT RECORD

Coming off of two record years in terms of total crop value and a record yield in 2009, the Idaho potato industry will probably have to be satisfied w
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November 01, 2011
Seed Potatoes
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FFA ELECTS SETH PRATT NATIONAL FFA OFFICE, FOSBERG HONORED

Seth Pratt of Blackfoot, a University of Idaho freshman studying agricultural education, won election Saturday, Oct. 22, as one of six national FFA of
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