November 30, 2012
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PEI INDUSTRY TO FOCUS ON RESEARCH

The chair of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, Gary Linkletter, said growers on PEI have not been getting the net returns that other growers acro
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November 29, 2012
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GROWERS BRACE FOR "DEATH TAX" IMPACT

Rancher Kevin Kester works dawn to dusk, drives a 12-year-old pick-up truck and earns less than a typical bureaucrat in Washington D.C., yet the feder
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November 28, 2012
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ID, MALHEUR CO. PROCESSING DOWN 5%

Processing of 2012 potatoes in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., was down 5 percent from the prior year through Nov. 1, according to USDA.
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November 27, 2012
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IPNI/IFA RELEASE SCIENTIFIC FERTILIZER REVIEW

NORCROSS, Ga.-The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) have collaborated to prod
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November 26, 2012
Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide
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SHIPPER FINDS WAY TO CUT TRACEABILITY COSTS

PINGREE, Idaho-Wada Farms joined in the fresh produce industry's voluntary effort to adopt traceability standards a couple of years ago, concerned gov
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November 23, 2012
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ALSUM DONATES 40 TONS OF WIS SEED TO LIBERIA, GHANA

FRIESLAND, Wis.-In January 2012, Larry Alsum, President and CEO of Alsum Farms & Produce Inc., and Derrick Smit, Safety and Training Coordinator at Al
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November 23, 2012
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WISCONSIN POTATO INDUSTRY FEEDS HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

ANTIGO, Wis.-Hurricane Sandy victims have a healthy meal coming their way thanks to the Wisconsin potato industry. Four growers and one shipping compa
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November 22, 2012
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GRANDEVO AWARDED BEST NEW BIO-PESTICIDE

DAVIS, Calif.-Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a leading global provider of bio-pesticides for agriculture and water applications, announced that its gr
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November 21, 2012
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GROWERS JOIN POTATO RESEARCH BOARD

Rob Davis comes from an atypical background for a modern-day large farm owner.
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November 20, 2012
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USDA UNDERSEC: FARM BILL CERTAINTY NEEDED

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho-The USDA will move to implement a farm bill as quickly as possible if Congress approves one, said a USDA undersecretary.
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November 19, 2012
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NEW RECORD-SETTING POTATO DISPLAY IN WA

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) announces a new record-setting display of potatoes will be on exhibit beginning November 11, 2012 at Chu
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November 17, 2012
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USPB HOLDS NORTHERN PLAINS CHIP-STOCK SYMPOSIUM

The USPB held an International Chip-stock Symposium on September 11 in Minneapolis, Minn. The Symposium included Central American snack manufacturers
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November 16, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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GM FOOD LABELING IN CALIF. DEFEATED

California voters have decided they can live without labels on genetically modified food, a decision that means the state will not be at odds with the
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November 16, 2012
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STATE LEADS SURGE IN POTATO PRODUCTION

USDA estimates the nation's fall potato crop is up 8 percent from last year, led by an 11 percent production increase in Idaho, where growers signific
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November 15, 2012
Irrigation
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IA ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT CONTEST WINNERS

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-The Irrigation Association announced the winners of the 2012 New Product Contest at the annual Irrigation Show and Education Confere
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November 15, 2012
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OREGON HOUSE FLIPS

SALEM, Ore.-Growers lost four "good legislators on agricultural issues" in a Nov. 6 general election that saw Democrats gain control of the Oregon Hou
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November 14, 2012
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HURRICANE SANDY DERAILS POTATOES

SHELLEY, Idaho-About 90 percent of Kevin Searle's business at GPOD of Idaho consists of shipping Russet Burbank potatoes to the East Coast, mostly by
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November 14, 2012
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IDAHO LEGISLATURE SEES NEW FACES

BOISE, Idaho-The Idaho Legislature will have a lot of new faces next year but farm groups believe the 105-member body will remain favorable to agricul
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November 13, 2012
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BASF LAUNCHES NEW WEED CONTROL RESOURCE

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-BASF launched a comprehensive new resource to help growers develop effective weed control programs-the Advanced Weed Cont
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November 12, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

2012 Researcher of the Year: Rob Davidson: CSU professor awarded honor at PAA meeting

Colorado State University professor and San Luis Valley Interim Director for Extension Director Rob Davidson was chosen as the Potato Grower magazine
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November 12, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue
John Toaspern, VP, USPB International Marketing

By the Numbers: U.S. exports top $1.5 billion

U.S. exports of all potatoes and potato products for FY12 (July 2011 to June 2012) were valued at $1,583,563,167.
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November 12, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue
William H. Bohl UI Extension Educator and Paul E.

Land Leases: Part I in a two-part series

Leases, like most business transactions, are negotiated with one party wanting the price high and the other low.
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November 12, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President

Proud to be Idaho: A commercial unlike any other we've produced

It's become tradition for the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) to launch a new commercial every year during the potato harvest and this year isn't any di
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November 12, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue
Jerry P. Wright, President CEO, United Potato Gro

Yogi Berra, Steve Jobs and Bill Clinton: Where we go from here

Like Yogi Berra might say, "This potato market is déjà vu all over again."
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November 12, 2012
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UNITED FRESH ANNOUNCES PRODUCE INSPECTION TRAINING DATES

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The United Fresh Foundation, through the Center for Food Safety & Quality, will conduct three installments of its popular Produce Ins
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November 09, 2012
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IDAHOAN RECEIVES FUNDS FROM ID DEPT LABOR

Potato processor Idahoan Foods will receive up to $240,000 from the Idaho Department of Labor Workforce Development Training Fund to train 60 new work
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

Zebra Chip, Phosphorus, PVY"O": Potato Association of America meeting highlights

Denver, Colo., was the site for the 96th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in August. Here are some
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

Evergreen in the Columbia Basin: The leading potato equipment dealer in Washington

Eastern Washington produces the highest yield per acre of potatoes in the world and 20 percent of all U.S. potatoes. Commercial growers plant more tha
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue
Saad L. Hafez and Mahesh P. Pudasaini, University

Sample the Soil: Managing nematode populations

Plant parasitic nematodes are minute, microscopic, worm-like animals found in soil that feed on plants, reducing crop growth and yields.
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue
David Fairbourn

The Seasons of Linda

Seasons naturally exist.
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

APRE Receives More Funding from USPB

The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) will receive additional funding from the United States Potato Board (USPB) to support nutrition
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

California DPR Approves Marrone Bio's Regalia

DAVIS, Calif.-Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water-treatm
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

CASE IH Celebrates 25 Years of Magnum

RACINE, Wis.-The introduction of the CASE IH Magnum tractor in 1987 marked a major milestone.
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

Family Fun in Vegas: What goes on there doesn't have to stay there

Many people take advantage of the host city for the Potato Expo as an excuse for a family vacation.
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

Marrone Bio Breaks Ground on MI Facility

BANGOR, Mich.-Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatme
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

Michelin Extends Ultraflex Tech

GREENVILLE, S.C.-Thanks to Michelin North America, the first tire manufacturer to introduce high-flexing tires in North America, growers now have the
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

MPIC Appoints New Exec. Director

Michael Wenkel has been appointed by the Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC) as its new executive director effective August 31.
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

New Products: Latest and Greatest

LAKE FOREST, Calif.-Sapien, the industry's first dedicated two-wire controller with 63 stations, now features a new line of customized enclosures that
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

NPC Awards Scholarship to MSU Graduate Student

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council awarded Michael Hardigan, graduate student in Michigan State University's Plant Breeding, Genetics, and B
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

Rugby Launches New Website

RUGBY, N.D.-Rugby Manufacturing recently launched a new interactive website featuring its complete line of Class 3-7 dump truck bodies, landscape bodi
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

WSPC Hires Director of Outreach

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) announces the recent addition of Raina Spence to their organization as the Director of Industry Outreach
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Drought 2012

I tend to blame myself for the weather patterns.
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

Hypro Express Wins Innovation Awards

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn.-The Express Nozzle Body End Cap from Hypro was presented with the Innovations Award at the recent Canada's Farm Progress Show in J
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November 08, 2012| Published in the November 2012 issue

IGSA Pres Announces Resignation

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-The Board of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association announces the resignation of its current president, Travis Blacker.
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November 08, 2012
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IGSA DONATES TO RED CROSS

Mark Klompien, the Idaho Grower Shippers Association president, made a donation on Nov. 6 to the Red Cross in honor of IGSA.
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November 07, 2012
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RESEARCHERS PRESS ON DESPITE CUTS

ABERDEEN, Idaho-Costs of running the USDA's Agricultural Research Service potato breeding program here have increased steadily in recent years, though
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November 06, 2012
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INDUSTRY LAUDS HISTORIC DEHYDRATED POTATO SALE

U.S. potato industry leaders say the inaugural sale of dehydrated potato granules to a U.S. international food assistance program has opened a new mar
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November 05, 2012
Irrigation
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WSU RECEIVES GRANT FOR COLUMBIA BASIN WATER MODELING

PULLMAN, Wash.-Finding ways to involve primary water users in the research process to develop scientifically sound and economically feasible public po
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November 02, 2012
Irrigation
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DROUGHT TESTS HIGH-TECH IRRIGATION IN CANADA

From April through July, nearly all of southern Ontario received at least 20 percent below normal rain amounts, says Rory Sweeting of Chatham-based We
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November 01, 2012
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BIG ID POTATO ATTRACTS LA MEDIA BLITZ

EAGLE, Idaho-The giant Idaho potato is wrapping up its seven-month journey around the country by basking in a Los Angeles area media blitz, and indust
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November 01, 2012
Fertilizer
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OCT. 2012 RABOBANK REPORT: GLOBAL FERTILIZER

NEW YORK, N.Y.-Rabobank has published a new report on the global fertilizer industry, forecasting that increasing demand for fertilizer will fuel inte
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