September 30, 2013
Richard Allison, Farmers Weekley UK
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DNA Innovations Could Solve Potato Scab

New high-tech DNA techniques are proving valuable in the fight against foreign diseases at borders, as well helping scientists gain a better understan
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September 27, 2013
John O'Connell, Capital Press
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Revised 2012 NASS Potato Estimate Questioned

USDA has slightly reduced its January estimate of the 2012 fall potato crop size, though the agency concluded a whopping 4.08 million hundredweight of
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September 25, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Don Ladhoff, USPB Retail Marketing Consultantaddit

Oppurtunities for Retail: Understanding consumers to increase sales

Given the United States Potato Board's (USPB's) mission to increase demand for potatoes and potato products, we place great value on the importance of
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September 24, 2013
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Water Quality Cases Add Up: Judge Rules EPA Must Explain Role in Mississippi Watershed

OMAHA - The EPA must provide a more detailed defense for letting states take the lead on water-quality controls in the Mississippi River watershed.
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September 24, 2013
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Wisconsin Potato Growers Choose RedLine Solutions for Traceability

RedLine Solutions announced that the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) selected it as the traceability solutions provider for
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September 23, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

2013 UI Snake River Pest Management Tour

Pale cyst nematode populations in infested eastern Idaho potato fields highlight the importance of work being done by University of Idaho Research and
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September 23, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Being More Sustainable: Sheldong and Brendon Rockey of Center, Colo.

If we were to stand back and allow Mother Nature to run unchecked, there would be so many pests, diseases and weeds in every crop that many Americans
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September 23, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Droning On

While sitting in a dermatologist's waiting room several months ago, I was flipping through the March 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine when I
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September 23, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Luna Receives MRL Approval for Japan -Bound Crops

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-Bayer CropScience announced in July that Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for Luna fungicide have been established in Japan,
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September 23, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Study: Potatoes Good for the Heart

A new scientific review suggests that eating potatoes may be good for your heart.
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September 23, 2013
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Multiple Studies Pay Off in Maine

Maine potato farmers have new cost-efficient options for increasing yields and improving production sustainability, thanks to research by U.S. Departm
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September 20, 2013
Terri Adams, The Prairie Star
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Precision Ag Seminar to be Held in Great Falls, Mont.

Farming and agriculture are synonymous, but in recent years the term precision agriculture has entered our lexicon as more technology has been brought
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September 18, 2013
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Low-GI Potato Attracts Attention

Researchers have developed what they claim is the world's first low-glycemic index (GI) potato. Research on the Carisma potato will be presented at th
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September 18, 2013
The Associated Press
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Idaho Experts Predict High Quality Crop

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - With about 5 percent of Idaho's potato crop harvested, experts are predicting a good-quality crop with average yields.
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September 17, 2013| Published in the January 2012 issue

Finnish Seed Centre Improving Seed Production

The Finnish Seed Potato Centre Ltd has developed a new method for seed potato production.
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September 17, 2013
Rich Pottorff, Doane chief economist and Washingto
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D.C. Watch: No Real Action on Farm Bill

Well, Congress is back, but there was no real action on the farm bill last week. Over the past month, there were hints that one of the first orders of
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September 14, 2013
FreshPlaza.com
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IPC Size Guide to Help with Potato Purchasing

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) realizes that costing out a menu is no easy task. So, they've developed a number of useful tools to take the guesswo
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September 14, 2013
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Ox Bodies, Inc. Announces New Manufacturing Manager

FAYETTE, Ala. - Ox Bodies, Inc., manufacturers of dump truck bodies and end dump trailers, is pleased to announce Ray Lybarger has joined the company
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September 14, 2013
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Moss, Foster Take Over IPC Leadership

The Idaho Potato Commisision has new leadership. Dan Moss became chairman on Sept. 1, and Boyd Foster assumed the role of vice chairman. Both raise sp
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September 13, 2013
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September 11, 2013
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USDA: Potato Price Rises; Fertilizer Falls

The August index for all crops, at 213, decreased 7.4 percent from July and 8.6 percent from August 2012. Index decreases for feed grains and hay and
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September 10, 2013
The Associated Press
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Heat May Shrink Eastern Oregon Potato Crop

PENDLETON, Ore. - Hot weather will likely cause a lighter yield of Eastern Oregon potatoes and smaller spuds than usual.
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September 09, 2013
John O'Connell, Capital Press
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Storms Bring Idaho Timely Moisture: Heavy early September moisture has come at an opportune time for southern Idaho agriculture. Most of the region, however, was dryer than normal during

A string of heavy, isolated storms last week brought timely moisture to farmers and ranchers throughout southern Idaho amid an otherwise dry summer.
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September 08, 2013
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Better Made's Phil Gusmano Appointed to Michigan Industry Potato Commission: Gusmano's three-year term will expire in 2016

DETROIT - Better Made Snack Foods has announced that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Phil Gusmano, Better Made's vice president of purchasing, to
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September 07, 2013
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John O'Connell, Capital Press
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Farmers, Buyers Partner on Sustainable Production

Buyers of food are becoming increasingly focused on sustainable farming programs intended to help growers increase yields with fewer inputs. Farmers a
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September 06, 2013| Published in the February 2012 issue

4 Rs of Crop Fertility: Fundamentals of nutrient stewardship invaluable for fertilizer planning

PLYMOUTH, Minn.-Growers can't afford to let much time pass between evaluating the current year's harvest and diving into planning for the next year.
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September 06, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Allen Thayer

United Fresh Backs Immigration Bill

President Barack Obama wants Congress to send him a bill by fall remaking the nation's immigration laws.
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September 06, 2013
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September 06, 2013
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Idaho Unusable Pesticide Disposal Program Fall 2013 Collection Dates, Locations: ISDA will dispose first 1,000 pounds for free

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is preparing for unusable pesticide collection throughout the state this fall.
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September 05, 2013
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New product prevents distracted driving

Azuga, a leading instant-install cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, announced the launch of Azuga DriveSafe-a service that i
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September 04, 2013
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Pest problems? There's an app for that

Farmers and ag specialists needing to identify plants, plant diseases, insect pests and other plant problems have a new mobile application resource cr
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September 03, 2013
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Farm Bureau director focuses on ag-friendly legislation

BOISE-The main goal of Idaho Farm Bureau Federation's new director of governmental affairs sounds simple but it is a very important one for farmers.
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

23rd Annual PG Golf Tournament

Twenty-four teams competed in the 23rd annual Potato Grower Industry Golf Tournament at Idaho Falls Country Club on July 15.
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Jerry P. Wright, President & CEO, United Potato Gr

Numbers Mean Something: Information is the answer

Remember the old George Carlin routine where he wakes up in heaven and the first words out of his mouth are: "Gee! In college they told us this was al
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Reaching Kids and Their Parents: Understanding the role potatoes play in a healthy diet

Educating consumers about the nutritional benefits of Idaho potatoes has been a priority since I began working for the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) n
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
John Keeling, NPC Exec VP and CEO

Top TPP Priorities: Drawing a seat for Japan

The stakes were high for the U.S. potato industry as international trade negotiators packed their suitcases for the 18th exhaustive round of Trans Pac
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Nora Olsen, UI extension potato specialist, Tina B

Understanding Dormancy: Selecting varieties for short-to long-term storage

When describing storability of a potato, the term dormancy is often used.
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Bagging/Packaging/Shipping: Buyer's Guide

Since its founding in 1963, Emerald Packaging has focused on delivering the finest quality and best service in the flexible packaging industry.
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

It's a Plane!: Using Unmanned Aircraft to Moniter Fields

On a sunny July morning at Oregon State University's Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center near Hermiston, Ore., Randy Franzen and his
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

Marrone Bio Receives Herbicide Patent

DAVIS, Calif.-Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management products for the agricultural and water trea
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue

New Products: Latest and Greatest

RUGBY, N.D.-Rugby Manufacturing unveils the newly redesigned line of Eliminator LP dump bodies to better meet distributor and customer needs.
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Mike Machurek, IVI sales manager

On the Front Line: OAA as protection for stored potatoes

Potatoes in storage now have an effective treatment method of post-harvest protection with significant benefits to growers.
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
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S afeguarding Your Operations: Fraud prevention and internal controls

Occupational fraud continues to be a threat to small business.
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September 02, 2013| Published in the September 2013 issue
Nora Olsen, UI extension potato specialist, and Ph

Storage Checklist: Cleaning and Repairs

Harvest is upon us and getting storage ready for the new crop includes several steps that include cleaning, servicing and repairs and ensuring proper
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September 02, 2013
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Southwest Idaho agriculture group sues Canyon Co.

BOISE, Idaho (AP)-A southwest Idaho group has filed a lawsuit against Canyon County to prevent officials from changing land zoned for agriculture to n
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September 01, 2013
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Southwest Idaho canal systems to shut off water early

BOISE-Several Treasure Valley irrigation districts will start shutting water flows off in September, about a month earlier than normal.
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