April 30, 2012
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KLAMATH BASIN NOW HOME TO TRI-STATE PROGRAM

The local extension center in Klamath Falls now develops new varieties of potatoes that growers from all over the Pacific Northwest-Oregon, Washington
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April 30, 2012
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OBAMA ADMIN RESPONDS TO COMMENTS ABT CHILD LABOR

The following statement was released late Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Department of Labor and also distributed by the White House:
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April 28, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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WORKING TO GET U.S. POTATOES IN ALL MEXICO

Maria Cantwell, Senator of the State of Washington is pushing to get more northwest potatoes sold to Mexico; a market that has the potential to bring
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April 27, 2012
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BIZ TEAM TAKES 5TH W/ NEW ID POTATO PROCESS

MOSCOW, Idaho - A University of Idaho food scientist's invention that could promise healthier processed potato products helped a student business plan
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April 27, 2012
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CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRS APPLAUDS CLOSED FARM BILL LOOPHOLES

LYONS, Neb.-Today, the Center for Rural Affairs praised the Senate Agriculture Committee for closing loopholes in the farm payment limitation.
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April 26, 2012
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POTATO CONSUMPTION LOWER THAN EXPECTED

SAN DIEGO-Calorie intake from white potatoes is surprisingly modest for adults and school-aged children, according to a new study released today at th
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April 26, 2012
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SENATE AG COMMITTEE STARTS 1ST INNING FOR FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted 16-5 to pass the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012. This marks the beginnin
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April 25, 2012
Fertilizer
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NEW FERTILIZER PLANT OPEN IN MAINE

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine-Cavendish Agri Services' new $5.7 million (USD) fertilizer plant and mixing system in Fort Fairfield, Maine, is now officially i
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April 24, 2012
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FLA. RED VOLUMES SHOULD RISE

Florida potato grower-shippers reported strong demand in early April, but an early start to the northern Florida deal could yield sluggish red potato
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April 24, 2012
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SENATE FARM BILL PROPOSAL SUPPORTS SPECIALTY CROPS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) today applauds the leadership shown by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie S
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April 24, 2012
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U.S. POTATO STOCKS DOWN 4 PERCENT

The 13 major potato states held 116 million cwt of potatoes in storage April 1, 2012, up 4 percent from a year ago.
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April 23, 2012
Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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BAYER LAUNCHES NEW SEED TREATMENT IN CANADA

GUELPH, Ontario-Bayer CropScience is introducing Titan Emesto, a complete liquid insecticide and fungicide potato seed-piece treatment for protection
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April 23, 2012
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WEBSITE HELPS PREDICT VOLUNTEER POTATO SURVIVAL

Volunteer potatoes in Michigan are surviving winters in increasing numbers, providing a bridge for late blight from one season to the next.
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April 20, 2012
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REDLINE SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES PTI SYMPOSIUM

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-RedLine Solutions today announced a symposium series focusing on the current state of the PTI, the Produce Traceability Initiative
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April 19, 2012
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NW FARM CREDIT SERVICES 1ST Q SNAPSHOT

SPOKANE, Wash.-Strong agricultural markets are fueling producer optimism this spring. Prices are high for many commodities, supported by tight supplie
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April 18, 2012
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INDUSTRY TOUTS BENEFITS OF KOREAN FTA

Potato industry officials are hailing the United States' recent free trade agreement with South Korea as a $35 million opportunity for domestic potato
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April 17, 2012
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CORN ACRES EXCEED POTATOES IN ID

Idaho may always be famous for its potatoes, never to be confused as a Corn Belt state. For the past two years, however, Gem State growers have plante
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April 16, 2012
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AHA: ID NOT FULLY TAPPING INTO HEART-CHECK MARK

An official with the American Heart Association believes Idaho potato shippers aren't fully tapping the right to use his organization's iconic heart c
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April 16, 2012
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MI GROWERS VOTING ON CONTINUATION OF MPIC

Michigan potato growers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Potato Industry Commission in a referendum conducted by the Mi
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April 13, 2012
Insecticide
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REDUCE INSECTICIDES BY IDENTIFYING DISEASED APHIDS

In work that could cut back on insecticide use, USDA scientists have found a way to distinguish aphids that spread plant viruses from those that do no
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April 12, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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SPECIALTY CROP LEADERS SKEPTICAL OF FB PROPOSAL

Fresh produce leaders are skeptical about a Farm Bureau proposal that would provide government-subsidized revenue-based crop insurance to growers of a
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April 11, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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ZEBRA CHIP WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR PNW

Zebra chip (ZC) and potato psyllid are on a lot of growers' minds this spring. To help industry prepare for psyllid monitoring and scouting, several
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April 10, 2012
Fungicide
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MAINE LOOKS TO FUNGICIDES TO SAVE POTATOES

AUGUSTA, Maine-Much of the state's seed potato supply for this year is infected with blight, and the state has asked the federal government for an eme
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Jerry Wright, President & CEO, United Potato Growe

A Diamond That's Our Best Friend: A visual representation of the UPGA mision

Potato growers: Get used to seeing this image. It's a visual representation of the mission of the United Potato Growers of America.
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Kathleen Triou, Vice President, Domestic Marketing

USPB's Domestic Marketing Program:: Why do we do what we do?

Everything we do domestically is strategically designed to either directly or indirectly increase potato demand.
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

BASF

Preliminary research results show that upcoming BASF product Priaxor fungicide has performed well in field research. Priaxor is expected to receive U.
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience is proud to introduce Luna, the company's newest fungicide innovation.
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Phillip Nolte, UI seed potato pathologist

California Grow-Outs: Winter a busy time for seed certification officials

One thing that's becoming more and more evident at this point is that segments of the North American seed potato industry have seen some significant c
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

FMC Corporation

Ranman fungicide is a unique mode-of-action fungicide offering that provides excellent control of pink rot and late blight. Rovral fungicide stops fun
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Isagro USA

Isagro USA introducces Badge X2, Badge SC, and Kentan DF
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

JH Biotech

Fosphite is a reduced-risk fungicide for use on potato.
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

MANA

Incognito is a broad-spectrum fungicide for control of potato diseases along with other crops. It has a proven mode of action in a new formulation tha
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Marrone Bio

Add Regalia bio-fungicide to your IPM program for better plant health, better yield and a better bottom line.
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Sygenta Crop Protection

Quadris Top is a key weapon against several potato diseases for broad-spectrum control, protecting against black dot, brown spot, early blight and pow
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

The Big Send-off: Facts about The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck

If you haven't heard about it yet, brace yourself for the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) "biggest" news in its 75-year history.
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Valent

Quash is a highly effective, broad-spectrum triazole fungicide containing metconazole, and its registration provides potato growers with an important
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
A.J. Gevens, B.J. Webster, S.A. Jordan, UW-Plant P

Common Scab 2011: Evaluating Fumigation and At-plant Treatments

A trial was established May 22 at the Langlade County Research Area, Antigo, Wis., to evaluate fungicide and fumigation efficacy for control of potato
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, UI potato cropping systems

Controlling Hairy Nightshade: A continuing UI Potato Research Series

There are weed scientists at other land-grant universities and ARS-USDA sites in the United States who work with potatoes; however, I'm the only one w
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Howard Judelson, professor, Department of Plant Pa

Effectors for Change: A USDA-funded project to improve control of late blight

A perennial worry for potato growers is late blight, a disease well-known for its potential to devastate crops of potato as well as tomato. To help ma
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

In Living Color: MSU looks to colorful varieties and gardeners to boost seed industry

A potato that's purple on the outside and yellow on the inside is one of four new varieties coming to Montana to help attract new markets for the stat
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April 09, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Dennis Johnson

Seeing the Black Dot: Crop rotation on the development of Colletotrichum coccodes

Tubers, roots, stolons, below- and above-ground stems and leaves of potato are all infected by the soil-borne fungus Colletotrichum coccodes.
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April 09, 2012
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CONTROLLING INSECT PESTS W/ SUGAR?

Sugar may be a treat for humans, but for aphids it can be life threatening. A $452,000 grant to Cornell and Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Researc
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April 09, 2012
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: SUGAR MANAGEMENT

Sugar management is an important factor for potato crops. In this month's Focus on Potato presentation, titled "Sugar Management in Storage," Dr. A.J.
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April 08, 2012
Irrigation
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MARCH WA WEATHER ROARS LIKE A WET LION

PROSSER, Wash.-It's obvious that a Washingtonian did not coin the phrase about March weather "coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb." Widesp
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April 07, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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MINSTRAL PR IN SEARCH FOR POTATO PHOTOS

Mistral PR is encouraging budding spud snappers from the global potato industry to submit entries for the World Potato Congress photo competition. Wit
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April 06, 2012
Irrigation, Fertilizer
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FERTILIZER INSTITUTE APPLAUDS LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) praised U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Jeff Session
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April 06, 2012
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NPC ACCEPTING 2012-2013 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council (NPC) is accepting applications for a $5,000 master's-level scholarship to be applied toward the 2012-201
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Billy Boots Lightweight Cruisers

Billy Boots announces expanded distribution of the amazing Cruiser, a lightweight, molded, pull-on boot that runs circles around any other work or far
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Case IH Farmall 100A Series Tractor

Value and options are two words that best describe the new Case IH Farmall 100A Series tractors.
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Horsch Anderson's Joker

Horsch Anderson introduces the Joker, a high-speed, high-performance, versatile tillage tool.
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Kuhn Krause Introduces New Identity

Kuhn Krause, Inc., is proud to introduce its new brand and product identity.
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Mahindra's Mahindra Max

Houston-based Mahindra USA, Inc., announced a new line of tractors that will redefine the sub-compact tractor market: the Mahindra Max series.
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Seametrics PE102 Magmeter

This miniature electromagnetic flow meter from Seametrics is designed for low-flow chemical injection or difficult-to-meter applications with pulsatin
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Stories and photos by Tyler J. Baum

The Essence of a Successful Business: Grower of the Month: Kirk Egbert of Terreton, Idaho

Kirk Egbert of Terreton, Idaho, knows all about delegation. As an LDS bishop in a student congregation at Brigham Young University-Idaho, he delegates
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Acrylamide Risk?

We've heard over the past several years of the possible dangers of acrylamide, the chemical compound and known carcinogen naturally produced from cook
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Black Gold CEO Receives Top Producer Award

The Top Producer Seminar annually features the Top Producer of the Year award. This year, Gregg Halverson of Black Gold Farms, a 20,000-acre potato op
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Dr. Andy Jensen Named Regional Dir.

The three Pacific Northwest Potato Commissions-the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), the Oregon Potato Commission (OPC) and the Washington State Potato C
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Marrone Bio Appoints New Hires to Commercial Operations

Marrone Bio Innovations announced the appointment of key personnel to its growing customer-focused team that is expanding the use of the company's bio
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

RedLine Solutions and ID Technology Announce Partnership

RedLine Solutions, the industry leader in providing whole chain traceability solutions for growers, packers and shippers has partnered with ID Technol
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April 05, 2012| Published in the April 2012 issue

Valent Announces Launch of Mobile Website

Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced the launch of a mobile-optimized version of the corporate website, www.valent.com
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April 05, 2012
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FDA ISSUES CRITERIA FOR INSPECTIONS FREQUENCY

The Food and Drug Administration on March 9 issued criteria it will use in categorizing domestic food facilities as "high risk" or "non-high risk." Un
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April 04, 2012
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IPC LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Hungry for more information on how to perfect your potato dishes? Consider your cravings satisfied with the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) new websit
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April 03, 2012
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CROP PRODUCERS APPLAUD SUPPORT OF FARM BILL PRIORITIES

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) yesterday applauded a letter signed by 32 senators calling for a 2012 Farm Bill that wi
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April 02, 2012
Potato Equipment
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AGCO JOINS DIESEL TECHNOLOGY FORUM

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Diesel Technology Forum announces that AGCO, a Fortune 500 agricultural equipment manufacturer, is the newest member to join the
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