October 31, 2012
Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: SEED AGING, RING ROT

ST PAUL, Minn.-Understanding the physiology of seed potato aging and how it affects crop growth and yield can be vital to the industry. Such knowledge
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October 31, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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POTATO PATHOLOGIST ROBERT KUNKEL DIES

PULLMAN, Wash.-The Washington State University scientist credited with saving Washington's potato industry from internal blackspot died Oct. 25, just
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October 31, 2012
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POTATOES CREATED W/ HIGHER LEVELS OF CAROTENOIDS

Potatoes with higher levels of beneficial carotenoids are the result of USDA studies to improve one of America's most popular vegetables.
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October 30, 2012
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DEAL TO UNLOCK FRY EXPORT

U.S. potato industry leaders estimate a free trade agreement with Panama that takes effect Oct. 31 should boost frozen fry exports to the Central Amer
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October 30, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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PROCESSING OF ID, OR POTATOES OFF '11 PACE

Processing of the 2012 potato crop is down 7 percent through Oct. 1 from the prior year in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., according to USDA.
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October 29, 2012
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PARTIAL LIFT OF BAN IN SOUTH KOREA SMALL OPP FOR ID

A partial repeal of a South Korean ban on potatoes from Idaho and other northwest states could increase Idaho's exports. But the state is essentially
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October 29, 2012
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USDA PURCHASES DEHY FOR GLOBAL PROGRAM

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On Oct. 24, the USDA announced the purchase of 240 metric tons (MT) of dehydrated potato granules and 320 MT of dehydrated potato fla
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October 28, 2012
Irrigation
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SENNINGER CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

CLERMONT, Fla.-Senninger Irrigation Inc. is pleased to announce its celebration of 50 years in business and the agricultural irrigation industry. Senn
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October 27, 2012
Fertilizer
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IPNI HIGHLIGHTS ROLE OF PLANT NUTRITION

CINCINNATI-Last week at the ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meetings held in Cincinnati, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) President
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October 26, 2012
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ME FARMERS EXCHANGE EXPECTS STRONG MARKET

Bob Davis, president of Maine Farmers Exchange, commonly referred to as MFX, in Presque Isle, Maine, told The Produce News that table stock harvesting
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October 25, 2012
Potato Equipment
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BOOTHEEL RAISES BAR FOR USED TRACTOR PARTS

Bootheel has built a strong reputation with growers and mechanics alike, providing the very best certified used and rebuilt farm tractor parts availab
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October 24, 2012
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U.S., PANAMA SET DATE FOR TRADE AGREEMENT

Yesterday, USDA announced that the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement will enter into force on October 31.
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October 24, 2012
Fertilizer
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WOLF TRAX WIN INNOVATION AWARD

When Wolf Trax founders Kerry Green and Geoff Gyles developed DDP Micronutrients in the 1990s, and now they're being honored with an Innovation Award
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October 23, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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WORLD RECORD-SETTING POTATO DISPLAY IN PEI CREATED

CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island-Sobeys has completed construction of their world record-setting display of potatoes, featuring a final total of 92
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October 23, 2012
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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WSU: VIRAL ALLIANCES OVERCOME PLANT DEFENSES

PULLMAN, Wash.-Washington State University researchers have found that viruses will join forces to overcome a plant's defenses and cause more severe i
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October 22, 2012
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REDUCING COLD SWEETENING IN POTATOES

Preventing activity of a key enzyme in potatoes could help boost potato quality by putting an end to cold-induced sweetening, according to USDA scient
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October 20, 2012
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OBAMA AND ROMNEY RESPOND TO AG QUESTIONNAIRES

The U.S. presidential candidates have responded to the American Farm Bureau Federation's request for their positions on key agricultural issues and po
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October 19, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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C.H. ROBINSON INTRODUCES CHEMSOLUTIONS

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., one of the world's largest logistics companies, has formed a new division called ChemSolutions that will provide logisti
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October 18, 2012
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NPC LAUNCHES NEWLY REDESIGNED WEBSITE

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council has launched a redesigned website (www.nationalpotatocouncil.org), which provides current information on
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October 17, 2012
Potato Equipment
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U.S. PACKAGING MACHINERY SHIPMENTS JUMP 19% in '11

Shipments of U.S. packaging machinery grew 19 percent in 2011, reaching $7.7 billion, according to PMMI's 2012 Shipments Study. PMMI's annual research
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October 16, 2012
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DRY CONDITIONS AFFECTING RRV HARVEST

In sharp contrast with the 2011 production season, potato growers in the Red River Valley may have to deal with the impact of dry weather as they begi
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October 16, 2012
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IPC EARNS MARKETING AWARD

The IPC's Fearless Field Force campaign recently prevailed in the 2012 Produce Business Marketing Excellence Awards. It marked the IPC's fifth consecu
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October 15, 2012
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MIXED OUTLOOK ON DROUGHT DYNAMICS

SPOKANE, Wash.-Drought conditions across most of the country are impacting market dynamics for Northwest growers. The rising cost of corn and soybeans
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October 15, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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WA: OUTLOOK GLUM BECAUSE OF IDAHO

An expected surplus of potatoes from Idaho has made the outlook for Washington's fresh spuds dismal.
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October 13, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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ALSUM FARMS RELEASES NEW STEAMER PACKAGING

FRIESLAND, Wis.-The Alsum Fast & Fresh Steamer Potatoes have a new look-one that introduces the consumer to the man behind the brand: Larry Alsum. Als
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October 12, 2012| Published in the October 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Four Decades

The fact that you, a potato grower, have picked up this issue and are reading it during the busiest time of the year means something to us.
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October 12, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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S KOREAN BAN ON NW POTATOES PARTIALLY LIFTED

OLYMPIA, Wash.-South Korea has lifted a ban against Pacific Northwest-grown potatoes used for things like potato chips, but a ban on other fresh potat
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October 11, 2012
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USPB EDUCATES MEXICO FOODSERVICE ABT MASHED

The USPB has been busy educating the bakery and foodservice trade in Mexico about U.S. mashed potatoes. During the Mexipan and Abastur trade shows, th
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October 10, 2012
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SCOTTISH POTATOES HIT U.S. WALMART SHELVES

CHICAGO-Scottish potato producer, Albert Bartlett, announced plans on Sunday to target growth in the U.S. market, after partnering with supermarket gi
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October 09, 2012
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IGSA ANNOUNCES NEW PRES

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Mr. Mark Klompien joins the Idaho Grower Shippers Association as President of the organization, replacing Travis Blacker, who was r
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October 09, 2012
Potato Harvesting
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OLYMPIAN FEATURED IN NEW WI COOKING VIDEOS

ANTIGO, Wis.-The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) has launched the first in a series of six videos featuring Wisconsin nativ
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October 08, 2012
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DROUGHT MAY RESULT IN POTATOES FOR CATTLE FEED

This year's drought conditions may result in potatoes becoming a source of feed for cattle.
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October 08, 2012
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FIVE GUYS LARGEST BUYER OF ID POTATOES

Americans recently chose Five Guys Burgers and Fries as their favorite fast-food burger chain and Idaho potato growers can be counted among the compan
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October 07, 2012
Potato Equipment
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2ND ANNUAL CINTAS & CARHARTT COLD CREW

CINCINNATI-Following the success of last year's Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest, Cintas Corporation has launched a second annual campaign to recog
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October 06, 2012
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ALSUM FARMS RAISES AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER

FRIESLAND, Wis.-In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc. is going pink-repackaging their recently released Alsu
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October 05, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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NEW HARVESTERS BIG CHANGE FOR MAINE INDUSTRY

Self-run harvesters require just a driver to operate them, as opposed to the older machines that need four workers on them at a time to remove rocks a
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October 05, 2012
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SYNGENTA AND USDA PARTNERING FOR ZC SOLUTIONS

Syngenta and the USDA are partnering to seek solutions to the recent emergence of zebra chip in potatoes in the Pacific Northwest.
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October 04, 2012
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ARS RESTORES HALF OF RESEARCH GRANTS

USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) announced it has restored half of the FY 2012 potato research funding it originally cut as a way to meet it
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October 04, 2012
Fertilizer
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DESIGNER FERTILIZER PRODUCER JOINS PURDUE RESEARCH PARK

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-Growers who cultivate corn, peanuts, potatoes, rice and soybeans could increase harvest yields using nutrients designed by an agr
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October 03, 2012
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TERRAROSA MARKETER SOUGHT

The Potato Variety Management Institute is soliciting proposals from private parties interested in the exclusive marketing rights of TerraRosa, a red-
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October 03, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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USDA PUBLISHES 2011 POTATO SUMMARY REPORT

Last week the USDA published the final overview and latest revision of potato harvest 2011, Potatoes 2011 Summary.
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October 03, 2012
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USPB: U.S. EXPORTS EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM WORLD SUPPLY

DENVER-For the recently completed marketing year, the volume of U.S. potato and potato product exports grew 10 percent to the fresh weight equivalent
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October 02, 2012
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CONGRESS RECESSES, ALLOWS FB TO EXPIRE

Without passing a 2012 farm bill or an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, members of Congress wrapped up their business and headed back to their home st
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October 02, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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MCCAIN FOODS RENOVATING BURLEY FRY PLANT

BURLEY, Idaho-McCain Foods USA has announced it will begin a major capital improvement and renovation project for its Burley 2 potato plant in Idaho.
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October 02, 2012
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POTATO DISEASE YIELDS ORGANIC HERBICIDE

Researchers have found a chemical in the potato scab bacterium that promises to be an effective herbicide for organic growers.
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October 01, 2012
Fungicide
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FMC COLLABORATES W/ ISAGRO

FMC Corporation has entered into a research and development collaboration agreement for a new proprietary fungicide from Isagro S.p.A. The two compani
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October 01, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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IDAHOAN PROMOTES FACER TO COO

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Idahoan Foods, LLC, a leading producer of packaged mashed potato and potato casseroles in the U.S., announced the promotion of Drew
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