February 29, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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LOSSES RISE AS PROCESSING BOOMS

National potato processing was up significantly through Feb. 1, but stocks also remain higher than last year due to a larger 2011 crop size, according
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February 28, 2012
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ACRES DEREGULATED FOR NEMATODE IN NY

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine announced that the Department, in conjunction with USDA, is removing more than 300,000 acres
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February 27, 2012
Insecticide
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PSYLLID ALERT POSTED TO PNWPESTALERT.NET

The following pdf has been posted on the Pacific Northwest & Treasure Valley Pest Alert Network (http://www.pnwpestalert.net/) so growers can learn mo
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February 24, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide
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GAP HARMONIZATION INITIATIVE ACHIEVES MILESTONE

The produce industry is one step closer to the goal of "one audit by any credible third party acceptable to all buyers" when GlobalG.A.P. approved the
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February 23, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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AFT: "U.S. AG NEEDS A FARM BILL NOW"

WASHINGTON, D.C.-"We must work to pass a farm bill in 2012 because our nation's growers and ranchers deserve a measure of certainty. Growers require a
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February 23, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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VILSACK NAMES NPPB MEMBERS

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 33 representatives to serve on the National Potato Promotion Board. Members will serve a three-year term o
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February 22, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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STUDY: PURPLE MAJESTY DECREASES BLOOD PRESSURE

The first study to check the effects of eating potatoes on blood pressure in humans has concluded that two small helpings of purple potatoes (Purple M
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February 21, 2012
Irrigation
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JANUARY 2012 ONE OF TOP 5 WARMEST

A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has identified January 2012 as the fourth-warmest January on record for the c
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February 20, 2012
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MAINE EXPECTING 25-30 PERCENT CROP LOSS

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine-Last fall, Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, summed up the entire growing season as "challenging." He is
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February 20, 2012
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PNW RESEARCH DIRECTOR HIRED

EAGLE, ID-The three Pacific Northwest Potato Commissions-the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), the Oregon Potato Commission (OPC) and the Washington Stat
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February 19, 2012
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ICIA EXEC VP ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Greg Lowry, Executive Vice President of Idaho Crop Improvement Association, has announced his retirement as of June 30. Douglas Boze of Idaho Falls wi
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February 18, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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BIOBASED APPROACHES EXAMINED IN FIGHT AGAINST ZC

Thanks to investigations by scientists-turned-detectives with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agencies, potato growers in the west
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February 17, 2012
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POTATO MESSAGES GARNER RESPONSE IN MEXICO

From October-December 2011, Mexican media contacts were provided three press releases entitled: "The potato as a food rich in vitamin B6," "Potatoes w
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February 16, 2012
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GREGG HALVERSON RECEIVES 2012 TOP PRODUCER OF YEAR

GRAND FORKS, N.D.-The Top Producer Seminar annually features the Top Producer of the Year award. This year, Gregg Halverson of Black Gold Farms, a 20,
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February 15, 2012
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QUASH NOW LABELED FOR POTATOES

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Quash Fungicide has been registered by the EPA for use on potato.
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February 15, 2012
Seed Potatoes
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UPCOMING USPB SEED POTATO MARKET VISITS

This year the USPB will be organizing several seed potato market visits for U.S. growers to learn about opportunities and meet current and potential s
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February 14, 2012
Fungicide
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LUNA NOW REGISTERED, WEBSITE LAUNCHED

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-Bayer CropScience today announced that Luna, the company's newest fungicide innovation, has received registration from th
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February 14, 2012
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USDA NAMES MEMBERS TO USPB

DENVER-On Feb, 6, United States Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack appointed/reappointed 32 grower members to serve on the United States Potat
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February 11, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
Jerry Wright, UPGA President/CEO

Overcoming Selective Dementia: The Fundamentals are fundamental

Serving in leadership has taught me that successful leadership requires a loyal followership, and a loyal followership is a function of having the fol
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February 11, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
Tim O'Conner, USPB CEO

Reducing Acrylamide is Possible: Results from the National Fry Processor Trials

I have written before that working together to solve the industry's major problems is the best way to achieve success; the very positive results from
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February 11, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

From the Heart: More reasons to celebrate Potato Lovers' Month

For over 20 years, the Idaho Potato Commission has recognized February as Potato Lovers' Month.
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February 11, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
Tyler J. Balm

Irrigation Buyer's Guide

Senninger Irrigation releases the new UP3 Dual Nozzle Carrier for installations needing two different flows from the same sprinkler package.
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February 11, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
Phillip Nolte, UI seed potato pathologist

Silver Scurf of Potato: Blemish diseases more important than ever

In a recent poll, potato people from across the United States were asked to rank what they thought the greatest challenges to the industry in the near
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February 10, 2012
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PRODUCERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT 2012

SPOKANE, Wash.-Following a successful 2011 season, Northwest farmers and ranchers are optimistic about their prospects in 2012. Many commodities are e
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February 09, 2012
Herbicide, Seed Potatoes
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U.S. RESEARCHERS PROBE GLYPHOSATE DRIFT

ABERDEEN, Idaho-Symptoms of glyphosate contamination in seed potatoes vary by variety, and tubers sustain severe damage without exhibiting foliar symp
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February 08, 2012
Irrigation
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IA HOSTS AG IRRIGATION ADVOCACY DAY

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-The Irrigation Association announces its first-ever Agricultural Irrigation Advocacy Day, to be held on Capitol Hill, in conjunction
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February 07, 2012
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WPC SPEAKER OUTLINES DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2012

This year's World Potato Congress, to be held in Edinburgh in May and organized by Potato Council, has attracted a remarkable line-up of international
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

21st Annual Potato Lover's Month: IPC's longest running promotion!

This month marks the 21st annual Potato Lover's Month Retail Display Contest, the IPC's longest-running and most popular promotion.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
University of Idaho Potato Team

Potato Virus Research at Moscow campus: Part of a continuing UI Potato Research Series

University of Idaho Plant Virologist Dr. Alexander Karasev and his team of three technical support staff, two postdoctoral scientists, five graduate a
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

PTI Compliance: Redline Solutions announces RedLine Packing

Redline Solutions recently announced the general availability of the third module in their Whole Chain Traceability Suite-RedLine Packing.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

Taking the Stress off the Plant-and the Wallet: Eco1st Irrigation Enhancer now available for rent

Efficiency, affordability and profitability are at the top of the list for every farm business owner.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
Mitch Brain, staff writer

We Grow `Em Big Here!: Truck unveiled at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Dec.

We arrived on the scene in the parking lot of the Boise State Broncos Football Stadium Saturday, Dec. 17, greeted by a beautiful, sunny, brisk day.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
David Douches, MSU professor

2011 Researcher of the Year: David Douches: Collaborating to build a better potato

Potato breeder David S. Douches, Potato Grower magazine's 2011 Researcher of the Year, is an optimist who often says, "Boy, things are so exciting!" a
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

Arysta Life Science Hires New Global Head of Business Development

TOKYO-Arysta LifeScience announces Bryan Koeppl has joined the company as global head of business development.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

Case IH Sprayer Awarded Product of Year

RACINE, Wis.-Case IH announces the new Case IH Patriot 4430 sprayer has been selected as the 2011 CropLife IRON Product of the Year.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Grower of the Month: Steve Cottom of Dillon, Montana: "Ducks in a Row"

When your growing season is brief, time management is essential.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

Harriston-Mayo Announces New Hire

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Harriston-Mayo announces that Todd Geyer has joined the company.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

Lee Named Coo of Valent

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Andy Lee has been hired as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

New Holland Wins Four AE50 Awards

New Holland, Penn.-New Holland Agriculture has been honored with four prestigious AE50 Awards by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological E
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

New Products: Latest and Greatest

AgSort announces E-Sorter, an optical sorting machine for potato growers.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
David Fairbourn

Potatoes Are The No. 1 Source of Potassium

A frequently expressed concern in the ongoing public health debate is how fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly those that are nutrient dense, are
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

PTI Update

Six down, one to go.
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February 06, 2012| Published in the February 2012 issue

Top 10 New Products at World Ag Expo

Results are in for the World Ag Expo's Top-10 New Products competition.
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February 06, 2012
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FEDS TO REVISE CHILD LABOR EFFORT

The federal government has temporarily backed off from stricter enforcement of labor rules that agricultural groups feared would prevent children from
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February 03, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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PANEL: ACRYLAMIDE UNLIKELY TO POSE HEALTH RISK

Dietary levels of acrylamide, the chemical compound and known carcinogen naturally produced from cooking food, cannot be shown to pose any health risk
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February 03, 2012
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WSSA CO-SPONSORING SUMMIT ON HERBICIDE RESISTANCE

LAWRENCE, Kan.-The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it will co-sponsor an upcoming scientific summit on how to manage herbicide-resist
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February 02, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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GROUPS SEND LETTER TO HOUSE ON TRUCK WEIGHT ISSUE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Several ag groups, including state potato associations, submitted the following letter to the Honorable John L. Mica, Chairman Commit
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February 01, 2012
Potato Equipment
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MITAS CURES FIRST TIRE IN AMERICA

CHARLES CITY, Iowa-Farm and industrial tire manufacturer Mitas has cured the first test tire at its new Charles City facility, which is currently in t
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