April 30, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Irrigation, Seed Potatoes
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DRY SPELL IN UPPER MIDWEST REGION

FARGO, N.D.-As much of the corn belt has been facing the challenges of drought conditions, the region directly north consisting of North Dakota, north
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April 30, 2013
Irrigation
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U.S. AREA FACING DROUGHT FALLS BELOW 50 PERCENT

Earlier in April, the area in the United States in moderate drought or worse fell below 50 percent for the first time since June 19, 2012, according t
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April 29, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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AG OUTLOOK MIXED FOR 2013

SPOKANE, Wash.-The outlook for the Northwest agricultural industry is mixed. Prospects for many producers are influenced by the expectation of a recor
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April 26, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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AWG FILES ANTITRUST CASE AGAINST UPGA

In a recently filed lawsuit, Associated Wholesale Grocers claims that the United Potato Growers of America, United Potato state groups and many potato
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April 25, 2013
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NEW SEED POTATO HARMONIZATION TO INCREASE TRADE

WASHINGTON, D.C./DENVER-The following joint statement is from the National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) on today's U
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April 25, 2013
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RESEARCHERS STUDY POTASSIUM IN POTATOES

Purdue University nutrition researcher Berdine Martin sees potential for potassium to be the next "really hot" nutrient emphasized in food science.
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April 24, 2013
Insecticide
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PSYLLIDS RETURN TO MAGIC VALLEY

KIMBERLY, Idaho-The bugs are back. Or maybe they just never went away. Psyllids, a tiny insect that contaminates potatoes, might be hardier than some
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April 23, 2013
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PSYLLID ID WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR SOUTHERN ID

Three psyllid/Zebra chip/insect identification workshops will be held in southern Idaho in late May. The workshops will have an open format, and peopl
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April 22, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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CHINESE, UI RESEARCHERS SHARE POTATO KNOWLEDGE

KIMBERLY, Idaho-In Xiyao Wang's Sichuan Province of Southern China, professional growers hand harvest seed potatoes from home garden-sized fields and
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April 19, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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GROWERS HOPEFUL WIC EXCLUSION WILL BE CHANGED

Potato industry representatives hope they may still get their crop included in a national program designed to improve nutrition for women and children
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April 18, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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BIN PROMOTIONS HELP MOVE POTATOES

PINGREE, Idaho-Officials at Wada Farms estimate they shipped 500 cardboard bins, each filled with 1,000 pounds of bagged jumbo-sized spuds, during the
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April 18, 2013
Fertilizer
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LOOKING FOR TX FERTILIZER PLANT EXPLOSION FACTS

The West Fertilizer Company plant explosion in West, Texas, is an international news story without many details having been provided by law enforcemen
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April 18, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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RESEARCHERS STUDY POTASSIUM IN POTATOES

Purdue University nutrition researcher Berdine Martin sees potential for potassium to be the next "really hot" nutrient emphasized in food science.
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April 17, 2013
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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ISDA HOSTING PESTICIDE DISPOSAL PROGRAM

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is hosting a pesticide disposal program in southwest and northern Idaho in May. The dates and locations are:
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April 16, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Internet Initiatives: Engaging consumers and building cachet

During the past six months, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) initiated several new social programs, which have significantly increased the brand's pr
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April 16, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Kathleen Triou, Domestic Marketing Committee VP

Many Sides of Potatoes: Campaign launches online

The "Many Sides of Potatoes" campaign continues to provide "Linda" with flavorful new recipe ideas in her favorite magazines.
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April 16, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Phillip Nolte, UI seed potato pathologist

Send Us Your BRR!: PNW task force created

In Fall 2012, the Pacific Northwest suffered from one of the outbreaks of bacterial ring rot (BRR) that appear periodically.
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April 16, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Jerry P. Wright, President & CEO, United Potato Gr

The Weatherman and the Weather: Predicting regional acreage, production and supplies

Ever heard of El Niño? El Niño is a warming of the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean.
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April 16, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Potato Grower Magazine

Fungicide Buyer's Guide

Buyer's guide for fungicides
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April 16, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Patrick Shepard, agricultural writer

Increasing "Employ"-ment: Improving overall plant health, increasing yields

By improving the health of its potato plants, Gies Farms was able to achieve higher yield and lower input costs.
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April 16, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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U.S. CALLS FOR JAPAN'S INCLUSION IN TPP TALKS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. potato industry leaders last week applauded an announcement by the Obama Administration that it supports the inclusion of Japan
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April 16, 2013
Herbicide, Potato Equipment
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WSSA PESTICIDE SERIES: EMPLOYERS PLAY A CENTRAL ROLE

LAWRENCE, Kan.-An employer was fined recently after an inspection showed pesticide application information wasn't posted at the job site, and an emplo
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Don Ladhoff, USPB Retail Marketing Consultant

Inside the USPB: Long Range Plan!

At the 2013 POTATO EXPO, held January 9-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, the United States Potato Board gave a terrific presentation examining the "New Normal"
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Allen Thayer, Assistant Editor

The Potato Industry's Most Wanted: Understanding the Potato Psyllid

Outbreaks of potato psyllids (Bactericera cockerelli) are sporadic but have occurred suddenly and over vast areas.
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Allison Elliot, Steve Werblow, Thrive Magazine Con

Zeroing in on Zebra Chip: Top Scientists Collaborate to Combat Elusive Disease

Few snacks can match the flavorful crunch of the potato chip-and few people can resist eating more than one.
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

A Sticky Solution: Researchers investigating potato's distant cousin to eradicate nematodes

Ever since pale cyst nematode(PCN, Globodera pallid, was first detected in Bingham and Bonneville Counties in southeastern Idaho in...
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Irrigation

AL30 Multi Composite Aqua Burst Sprinkler

The AL30 Multi Composite Aqua Burst Sprinkler is fast becoming the new industry standard. The AL30 out-performs and out-lasts conventional brass impac
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

DuPont Evalio AgroSystems

DuPont Evalio AgroSystems is a free pest-monitoring tool that helps detect insect pests.
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April 15, 2013
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J.R. Simplot Gal-XeONE

The J.R. Simplot Company, a leading global supplier of crop nutrient products, announces its new dual-reactive, layered polyurethane fertilizer coatin
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Pharmgrade Advantage

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Pharmgrade, a leader in the development of sustainable agriculture solutions, has been working closely with Idaho potato growers...
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Raven Industries SmarTrax and Slingshot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Raven Industries has announced enhancements to its SmarTrax and Slingshot product lines.
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Reinke VRI

DESHLER, Neb.-Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces variable rate irrigation (VRI), a data-driven irrigation management product...
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Irrigation

Senninger 125-degree Goosenecks

To help increase the wetted area of a center pivot irrigation system while using the same amount of water, Senninger offers unique 125-degree goosenec
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Biosafe Announces New Partnership

BioSafe Systems has entered into a strategic partnership with Daniels Plant Food Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball Horticulture Inc.
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Potato Equipment

Miedema Launches Smart Solutions

Because laborers are becoming an ever-scarcer commodity, today's grower requires customized machines that perfectly match the way he works.
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Smartblock Sprout Inhibitor Approved by EPA

PULLMAN, Wash.-American Vanguard Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), has received registration
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April 15, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Wolf Trax Adds Magnesium DDP to Nutrient Line

WINNIPEG, Manitoba-Wolf Trax has added magnesium to its innovative DDP Nutrient portfolio.
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April 15, 2013
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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THREE NEW "FOCUS ON POTATO" ONLINE

ST PAUL, Minn.-It won't be long before diseases and other pests take their toll on potato crops across the United States.
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April 12, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

True Believers

During last year's blockbuster movie The Dark Knight Rises, Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, and Batman are talking on a rooftop. Batman looks away for a mo
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April 12, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Fungicide
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***PSYLLIDS FOUND IN MAGIC VALLEY, IDAHO

Two adult potato psyllids were found on a yellow sticky trap near Shoshone Falls in late March.
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April 12, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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NA SECTOR STRUGGLES W/ DEMAND DIP

North American potato growers have realized that they must take action to improve demand for fresh potatoes, says an industry spokesperson. Otherwise,
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April 11, 2013
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GREAT BIG ID POTATO TRUCK EMBARKS ON SECOND TOUR

EAGLE, Idaho-Back by popular demand, the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck officially set off on its seven-month cross-country journey with support and goo
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April 10, 2013
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REMOTE-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT FLY NEAR HERMISTON FOR RESEARCH

HERMISTON, Ore.-Two small, remote-controlled aircraft are expected to start flying over potato fields in the Hermiston area this month as part of Oreg
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April 09, 2013
Irrigation
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WATER SUPPLY COULD BE TIGHT IN SW ID

Growers and irrigation companies in southwestern Idaho are closely monitoring the water situation and expect supplies to be tight this season. The wea
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April 08, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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ONE DOLLAR = $6.51 RETURN

DENVER-If you gave me $1, and I gave you $6.51 back, would you be happy? Of course you would! As it turns out, the latest Econometric Study, conducted
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April 05, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Irrigation, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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CROP INSURANCE HELPS GROWERS BOUNCE BACK AFTER DROUGHT

As claims come in from one of the worst droughts in decades, growers and ranchers across the country are receiving indemnity payments for the losses t
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April 05, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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WSPC STAFF TO RELY ON POTATOES DURING FOOD STAMP CHALLENGE

For one week, staff members of the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) are joining together to take the "Food Stamp Challenge." Six staff member
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April 04, 2013
Irrigation, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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SPRING IN NORTHERN PLAINS CONTRAST ONE YEAR AGO

Colder than average temperatures and decent snowfall totals during March have producers in the eastern part of North Dakota concerned with the potenti
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April 04, 2013
Herbicide, Potato Equipment
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WSSA STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF EARLY RESPONSE TO WEEDS

LAWRENCE, Kansas-Over the past decade, dozens of "early detection, rapid response" initiatives have been launched by states to keep invasive species f
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April 03, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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SIMPLOT RETURNS TO RETAIL W/ HEALTHY FRY LINE

J.R. Simplot Co. has re-entered the retail french fry market with a line of frozen products intended to capitalize on the health food craze.
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April 03, 2013
Potato Equipment
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SYNGENTA: WORKERS BEATING THE HEAT

GREENSBORO, N.C.-Exposure to heat and sun can result in serious health problems for anyone; agricultural workers, by the very nature of their jobs, ar
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April 02, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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ASSOCIATED GROWERS AND NONPAREIL ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Nonpareil Farms, a supplier of Betty Crocker Fresh Potatoes, has announced a new strategic partnership with Associated Potato Growers Inc.
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April 02, 2013
Potato Equipment
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ID POTATO TRUCK MAKING 2ND NATIONAL TOUR

On its second national tour, the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck will travel 23,000 miles through 28 states, participating in events such as the Kentucky
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April 01, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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PROCESSORS CUT CONTRACTED ACREAGE 3 PERCENT

Idaho processors have cut potato acres under contract for the coming season by roughly 3 percent, officials with Southeast Idaho Potato Cooperative re
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April 01, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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TAIWAN APPROVES CO AS ELIGIBLE FRESH SHIPPER

The National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) announce the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan has granted approval for the
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