U.S. potatoes used for processing in 2015 totaled 280 million hundredweight, down 5 percent from 2014.
More than 20 potato growers attended last week’s twilight potato field meeting at Country View Farm in Danielsville, Pa.
Purple Magic is already showing promise in the chip market, and breeders see potential in the fresh market.
Already faced with expected big losses this year due to rain and hail, potato growers in the Red River Valley are having trouble just getting their harvest season started.
The U.S. EPA is now among several organizations to dispute a study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer stating that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen.
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