January 31, 2013
Herbicide
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HERBICIDE RESISTANCE TESTING: CLASSICAL & QUICK APPROACHES

Crops should be managed in a way to prevent weed infestations, overuse of herbicides and herbicide resistance. But in the real world, growers will use
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January 30, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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REPORT EXAMINES POTATO GAP

The U.S. Potato Board has authored a report seeking to explain why fresh potato sales in stores appear to be declining, though health perceptions abou
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January 29, 2013
Fertilizer
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RABOBANK: GLOBAL FERTILIZER INDUSTRY Q1 2013

NEW YORK-Rabobank has published a new research report on the global fertilizer industry, in which the bank forecasts oversupply through Q1 2013 and po
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January 28, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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FSMA RULES PUBLISHED IN FEDERAL REGISTER

The proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules announced by FDA, Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Co
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Nora Olsen, co-chair of 2013 Idaho Potato Conferen

Back to Its Roots: 45th annual University of Idaho Potato Conference

"Education and Innovation" is this year's theme for the 45th annual University of Idaho Potato Conference and 34th Annual Eastern Idaho Ag Expo to be
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President

Reaching Out to Kids and Teens: Building brand loyalty at an early age

When the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) creates a new television commercial or launches a public relations campaign such as a recipe contest, most of t
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Jerry P. Wright, President CEO, United Potato Gro

The Capper Principle: Is it worth the effort?

To stay afloat, a business must make a profit on what it produces. When Sen. Arthur Capper took to the Senate floor in 1922, this Kansas boy knew well
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
David Fraser, Vice President, Industry Communicati

What Are QR Codes?: A not-so-new development to help your business

You've seen them popping up on the pages of print advertisements, on the shelf tags at Home Depot and Best Buy and even on cereal boxes on your kitche
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

An Historic Achievement: 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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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

Bigger and Better: New row crop and compact tractors for 2013, Buyer's Guide

Contact: Bonneville County Implement in Idaho Falls, Idaho, at (888) 210-7235, Campbell Tractor and Equipment in Nampa, Idaho, at (800) 888-4087, or c
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

The Seasons of Linda:: Now is the time to "Nurture Me"

The Seasons of Linda is the new approach the USPB Domestic Marketing program developed to connect with Linda (target audience of women, 25-54 with kid
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

The United States Potato Board International Food Assistance Program

Rachel Onuska (speaker) is from the private voluntary organization, International Partnership for Human Development (IPHD) - Congo.
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

ASABE Announces AE50 Awards: Winners include CASE IH, New Holland, John Deere, more

The AE50 awards will be presented at a luncheon on Jan. 28, during ASABE's Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference, in Kansas City, Mo.
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Wes Haun, H.J. Baker Research Agronomist

Optimizing Production with Sulfur: Fine-tuning potato nutrient management

Optimizing potato production requires attention to details in all phases of management.
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Nora Olsen, Lynn Woodell, Jeff Miller, Phillip Wha

More on Self-Diagnosis: Using test kits in storage or the field

Misdiagnosing a disease can be very costly to a grower if unnecessary fungicide applications or other control measures are implemented
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January 25, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

Sulfate of Potash: Minimizing Storage Loss

Potato storage losses in the U.S. have averaged about 7.5 percent over the past several years, according to the National Potato Council's Statistical
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January 25, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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POTATO RETAILERS URGED TO TOUT MORE TYPES

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Potandon Produce representatives have been making the case to retailers since the start of the new year that promoting an array of
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January 24, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Fertilizer, Potato Equipment
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RESEARCH LOOKS AT COPPER IN ID POTATO FIELDS

New University of Idaho research suggests copper concentrations in some sandy-soiled Idaho farm fields treated with dairy lagoon water may be nearing
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Drought Question: It depends on this winter

Growerwerwers in Idaho are wondering what the coming year will bring as far as precipitation.
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

2012 Certified Seed Updates: Reports from Potato-Producing States

The Oregon seed potato industry continued to primarily produce high-quality G3 class seed, with a total of 2,708 acres of potato seed accepted for cer
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Paul Patterson, UI Extension Agricultural Economis

An Unbiased Estimate: Potato Cost of Production Project

How much does it cost to raise potatoes in Idaho?
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

How to Find the Best Fertilizer: Researchers seek the best program

Maintaining a healthy leaf canopy is critical to potato production. In short, healthy leaves last longer.
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Dr. Tom Bruulesma, IPNI Northeast Director

Soil Sampling: The Right Time to Test

The right time to take soil samples is in rhythm with the crop rotation.
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

All the Tools in the Toolbox: Curtis Stoddard of Grace, Idaho

In the old days, growers were limited in the number of tools they had at their disposal in their metaphorical toolbox.
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Increasing Load Capacity: Custom side-mount tanks from Agri-Products

Out in the field, growers are pulling bigger implements than ever before.
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Meredith Myers, USPB Public Relations Manager

Inside the USPB Long Range Plan!: Potatoes and the New American Menu USPB Hosts 8th Annual Menu Innovations

The American menu is evolving as chefs all across the country work to find the perfect balance of unique flavors and healthful, familiar ingredients.
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

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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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

Fast Track Program Has Eight Promising Chip-Stock Varieties

Approximately 76,000 cwt, or 150 truckloads, of eight promising chip-stock varieties were produced from the United States Potato Board (USPB) Fast-Tra
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

Global Nematicide Market Growing Steadily

PARSIPPANY, N.J.-With estimated sales of almost $1 billion at the grower level in 2011, the global nematicides market is expected to continue its stea
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

H.J. Baker Announces Purchase of Sulfur Facility

WESTPORT, Conn.-H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tiger-Sul Products (Canada) Co. announced that Tiger-Sul Products has purchas
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

Key Technology Announces Process Systems Product Manager

oster is responsible for planning and managing activities that support the development and sales of Key's Smart Shaker suite of vibratory conveyors, w
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

Rabo AgriFinance Names New CEO

ST. LOUIS-Rabobank announces the appointment of Neil Dobbin as chief executive officer of Rabo AgriFinance.
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January 23, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

Verdesian Hires Sales Manager

CARY, N.C.-Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC, announces the addition of Greg Thompson as chief sales & marketing officer, effective immediately. Thompson w
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January 23, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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2012: A STRONG YEAR FOR MOST AG PRODUCERS

SPOKANE, Wash.-The Northwest agricultural industry remains strong, in the midst of continued volatility, supported by strengthening financial position
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January 22, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Eternal Optimism

Even though I usually save my New Year's resolutions for whatever time of year I decide to make a change in my life-whether it's March or August or No
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January 22, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Fertilizer, Potato Equipment
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RESEARCH ARTICLE ON SOIL COPPER LEVELS POSTED

A new research article has been published discussing the impact of copper in soils as a result of dairy lagoon water treatment and the effect this can
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January 21, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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COMPANIES JOIN FORCES FOR H-2A SOLUTION

An international business solutions company, ADP Inc., of Roseland, N.J., the Washington Farm Labor Association and five other businesses are putting
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January 18, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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ID AG SETS RECORDS FOR REVENUE

BOISE, Idaho-Idaho agriculture set records for total farm-gate receipts and net farm income in 2012, but not all sectors of the state's farming econom
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January 18, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Fungicide
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LUNA MRL PROBLEMS LINGER INTO FALL

Potato growers in the Pacific Northwest will likely have to wait another season before using the new systemic fungicide Luna Tranquility by Bayer Crop
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January 17, 2013
Irrigation
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ID WATER YEAR OFF TO GOOD START

Mother Nature has been good to Idaho irrigators thus far this water year, which began Oct. 1.
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January 17, 2013
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PGI TO HOLD AUCTION / MEETING

BLACKFOOT, Idaho-The Potato Grower of Idaho (PGI) annual Grower of the Year Awards and Fund Raising Auction will take pace Jan. 23 at the Red Lion Hot
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January 16, 2013
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ID MOVES TO NO. 3 IN WEST AG PROD VALUE

BOISE, Idaho-Idaho now ranks No. 3 out of 11 western states in terms of total crop and livestock production value and is closing in on the No. 2 spot.
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January 15, 2013
Irrigation, Potato Equipment
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NEW BROCHURE PRESENTS OVERVIEW OF MCCROMETER CONNECT

HEMET, Calif.-McCrometer announces a new brochure presenting the McCrometer CONNECT System suite of products, which offers wireless remote monitoring
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January 15, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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VALENT ACQUIRES PACE

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.-Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC), the leader in bio-rational product development for agriculture, public health, and forestry w
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January 14, 2013
Fungicide
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LATE BLIGHT STILL THREAT

A pathogen responsible for a plant disease that has caused food shortages and major loss of life in the past, such as the Irish Potato Famine of 1845,
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January 11, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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UNITED FRESH BEGINS REVIEW OF SAFETY RULES

WASHINGTON, D.C.-With the FDA's release of its proposed Produce Safety rule and Preventive Controls for Human Food rule under the Food Safety and Mode
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January 10, 2013
Potato Storage, Fertilizer, Potato Equipment
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ID AG DEPT EXEMPTS POTATO PROCESSORS FROM FEED REGS

BOISE, Idaho-The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has decided potato processing waste used as animal feed should remain exempt from state regulat
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January 09, 2013
Seed Potatoes
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CERTIFIED SEED INTEGRITY RELIES ON CLEAN MACHINES

GREENSBORO, N.C.-With planting season just around the corner and more growers relying on seed treatments to provide disease and insect protection, app
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January 08, 2013
Irrigation
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ID WATER USERS SET CONVENTION FOR BOISE

The 77th annual convention and general meeting of the Idaho Water Users Association is set for Jan. 22-24 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise.
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January 08, 2013
Potato Storage
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SOCIAL MEDIA TAKING ROOT IN AG

The agriculture industry, often erroneously maligned for not being up to speed on the latest business innovations and practices, today further dispels
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January 07, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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2012 PROJECTIONS: ID GROWERS POST STRONG YR, FACE CHALLENGES

MOSCOW, Idaho-The year 2012 was a year to celebrate for Idaho agriculture, according to the "Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2012" report by
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January 04, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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BAYER LUNCHEON (GROWING BIZ THRU SOCIAL MEDIA)

Bayer CropScience is sponsoring an industry luncheon prior to the Potato Expo in Las Vegas, designed to help attendees leverage social media tools to
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January 04, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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FARM BILL WILL NEED TO BE RE-DRAFTED

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congress averted the "fiscal cliff" with the Tuesday night passage of a massive tax measure, which included a nine-month extension of
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January 04, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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FARMING SECTOR LEADS IDAHO'S GROWTH IN PERSONAL INCOME

BOISE, Idaho-Idaho economists say the latest personal income data reflect how important agriculture is to the state's economy. As most other sectors o
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January 03, 2013
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CONGRESS SIDELINES SPECIALTY CROP FUNDING IN TAX LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The passage of a fiscal package late Tuesday evening excluded key specialty crop priorities. While the bill does avert the dreaded "f
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January 03, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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INDUSTRY FEARS NEW RULES COULD HURT SALES TO MEXICO

U.S. potato industry groups are preparing comments regarding the Mexican government's proposed policy changes on fresh potato imports, fearing they wo
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January 02, 2013
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UI NAMES INTERIM DEAN OF COLLEGE OF AG

MOSCOW, Idaho-John Foltz has been selected to serve as the interim dean of the University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
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