December 31, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

Making a List, Checking It Twice: Recapping our list of 50 potato industry power players

Recapping our list of 50 potato industry power players
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December 29, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: LaJoie Family

The LaJoie family has always been farmers, and they've grown potatoes in northern Maine for 120 years or so.
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December 28, 2021
50 for 50, Articles

50 for 50: Idahoan Foods

Idahoan’s innovative leadership has done as much as perhaps anything else to enhance the U.S. dehydrated potato sector.
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December 27, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: George Crapo

Well-known for his perpetually positive and often visionary personality, George Crapo was acclaimed for being forward-thinking, innovative and, in many instances, daring in his farming and business ventures.
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December 24, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: Heartland Farms

August Pavelski emigrated from Poland in 1873 and began farming an 80-acre homestead near Amherst Junction, Wis. August’s descendants now own and operate Heartland Farms, which has become one of the largest and most innovative potato and vegetable operati
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December 23, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: All Is Calm

Why did the angel come to the shepherds?
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December 22, 2021
Articles

BASF Helps Tornado Relief Efforts

BASF has donated $30,000 to help survivors in need following a series of tornadoes that recently devastated communities across the Midwest.
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December 22, 2021
Articles

Penn State Potato Program Chips in with Industry Insights

Chip manufacturers in the commonwealth rely on the state’s potato industry, which produces primarily white potatoes used to make the popular snack.
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December 22, 2021
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Haith to Share Potato Handling Innovations at Potato Expo

Haith Group, which has been designing and supplying innovative solutions for farmers, packers and food manufacturers for 75 years, will promote its Pro-Line solution Jan. 5-6.
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December 21, 2021
Articles

P.E.I. Growers Rally in Charlottetown

A convoy of almost 40 trucks, including 16 potato trucks carrying half a million pounds of fresh potatoes, made its way through the streets of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, yesterday along with series of heartfelt messages directed at the federal g
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December 21, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: Mack Farms

By all accounts, Arnold Mack was a pioneer in the fresh produce industry.
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December 21, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Dear Santa...

What’s on your Christmas list?
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December 20, 2021
Articles, New Products

A Year of Innovation from BASF

In 2021, BASF’s portfolio has grown to include 17 new seed varieties, 11 new crop protection solutions and multiple initiatives to help address farmers’ most pressing challenges.
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December 20, 2021
Articles
James McCarten, The Canadian Press

P.E.I. Potatoes Could be Destroyed if Export Ban Remains

Potato producers in Prince Edward Island will have to start destroying a massive surplus in a matter of days if a resolution is not found soon to the dispute that has blocked exports to the U.S., says provincial premier Dennis King.
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December 20, 2021
Between the Rows, Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Heavenly Song

The voices of angels can be found in unlikely places.
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December 19, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Out of Place

Happiness has never been about fitting in.
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December 17, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Star of Wonder

Lighting up the farm country sky
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December 16, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar

Auburn to Host Conference on AI in Ag

Titled “Envisioning 2050 in the Southeast: AI-driven Innovations in Agriculture,” the conference is a joint effort from all the land-grant universities in the Southeast and will be held March 9-11in Auburn, Alabama.
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December 16, 2021
Articles
National Potato Council

NPC Statement on P.E.I. Delegation Meeting

NPC reiterated that this is a plant health issue, not a trade dispute, and its commitment to protect the U.S. potato industry from potato wart disease.
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December 15, 2021
Articles, Irrigation

New Snowpack, Precipitation Normals Now Available

Recently, the Natural Resources Conservation Service Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program published new 30-year hydroclimatic normal values or “normals” for snowpack and precipitation at western U.S. monitoring stations.
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December 15, 2021
Articles

Grants Available to Farmers in Pacific Northwest

Brighter Future Fund provides grants up to $5,000 to help farmers
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December 15, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

IA Announces New Product Contest Winners

Forty new products and technologies were entered in five categories. Products were evaluated based on innovation, design quality, increased water/resource-use efficiency, ease of use and product life expectancy.
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December 15, 2021
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Kuhn 4835 In-Line Ripper

Kuhn North America, Inc. introduces the completed range of 4835 in-line rippers. The line now includes all models from 430R to 1130F.
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December 14, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows

Between the Rows: Traditional Christmas

Things worth holding on to
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December 14, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: Cary Hoffman

Cary Hoffman's MountainKing Potatoes is a premier distributor of yellows, with its Butter Gold- and Butter Red-branded potatoes in grocery stores across the country.
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December 14, 2021
Articles

Military Veterans Make Successful Transitions to Careers in Agriculture

Hear from a military veteran turned grower and learn about the programs helping veterans transition to ag careers.
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December 13, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Herdmans or No Herdmans…

Planning for the unplannable
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December 13, 2021
Articles

Idaho Potato Drop 'Excited' to Be Back in Person to Ring in 2022

Because of the height of the pandemic, last year's Potato Drop was held at the Ford Idaho Center and was only broadcast online and on TV.
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December 13, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar
Mechel Meek

San Luis Valley Research Center Holds Open House

Potato samples were laid out for viewing and information was given about each variety, from the ubiquitous Russet to the exotic Masquerade bicolor variety and everything in between.
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December 13, 2021
Articles
Shane Ross, Yakosu Umana

P.E.I. Potato Ban to U.S. Expected to Last into 2022

Province announces more financial aid for industry
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December 12, 2021
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

The Guy in Charge

Know your market. Know what your market wants and how much it wants.
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December 10, 2021
Articles
John Toaspern, Chief Marketing Officer, Potatoes USA

Strong Rebound

Potato sales were strong in marketing year 2020-21.
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December 10, 2021
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Planting & Tillage Equipment Buyers' Guide

Believe it or not, planting season will be upon us soon, and you’ll be out in the fields getting them ready for the 2022 crop. Our planting and tillage equipment buyers’ guide should point you in the right direction for the best equipment for your operati
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December 09, 2021
Articles
Canadian Press

P.E.I. Potato Growers Raise Awareness of Export Ban

Representatives from Prince Edward Island farms handed out potatoes to the public Wednesday in front of Canada's Parliament Hill, to show gratitude to their supporters and raise awareness of the effects of the export ban on Island spuds to the United
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December 09, 2021
Articles

Idaho Applicator Named AGCO’s Operator of the Year

AGCO Corporation has named Kolby Watson of the J.R. Simplot Company its Operator of the Year. The annual award recognizes application professionals for skill, dedication, customer service, and community involvement.
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December 08, 2021
Articles

Celebrating 175 Years of Massey Ferguson

AGCO announces a new straightforward, dependable brand identity celebrating 175 years of Massey Ferguson history
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December 07, 2021
Articles

AFT Launches Program Linking Women in the Military and Agriculture

American Farmland Trust's Women Veterans for the Land aims to provide platform for women to discover ties between military service and farming
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December 07, 2021
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Toro Tempus Automation System

This system is the first in the industry to feature 4G/wi-fi/LoRa/Bluetooth technology and outperforms the competition in range, ease of installation and use.
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December 06, 2021
50 for 50, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: U.S. Potato Genebank

Part of the National Plant Germplasm System, the U.S. Potato Genebank has for more than six decades collected and maintained a massive collection of potato genetics.
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December 06, 2021
Articles, Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: O Christmas Tree

The holiday art of perfect imperfection
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December 06, 2021
Articles

Establishing Large-scale Pollinator Habitat

Establishing pollinator habitat through the Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund’s Seed a Legacy Program in southeastern Michigan.
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December 03, 2021
Articles

Maine Dept. of Ag Unveils New Program for Farmers

The Maine Department of Agriculture has recently announced plans for the Agriculture Infrastructure Investment Program, a program created to help Maine farmers and food processors upgrade aging infrastructure.
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December 02, 2021
50 for 50, Articles, Grower of the Month

50 for 50: SouthWind Farms

SouthWind Farms has been a leader in the fingerling potato category for 21 years, but brothers Robert and Jerry Tominaga and their partner Rod Lake have all been involved in the potato industry for considerably longer.
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December 02, 2021
Articles, Potato Storage
Phillip Wharton, University of Idaho

Doppelgängers

Silver scurf or black dot? Knowing your blemish diseases
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December 02, 2021
Articles, Event Calendar
Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council

Meet & Potatoes

Potato Expo 2022 has something for every potato person.
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December 01, 2021
Articles, Grower of the Month

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Idaho Seed Grower of the Year Conn Crapo of Skyline Farms

Idaho Seed Grower of the Year Conn Crapo of Skyline Farms
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December 01, 2021
Articles

P.E.I. Growers Fear Consequences of Border Closure

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, on behalf of its more than 175 members, urges all Canadians to work together to protect potato farmers in the wake of the decision earlier this week by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to suspend potato exports fr
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December 01, 2021
Articles

Valley Ag Named Retailer of the Year

The Agricultural Retailers Association has honored Valley Ag with its Retailer of the Year Award during the 2021 ARA Conference & Expo.
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December 01, 2021
Articles, Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

PNW Potato Disease Tips for 2022

As 2021 draws to a close, it’s important to review and analyze key findings from the season so we can inform our future disease and insect management plans.
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December 01, 2021
Articles

Variety Development Projects Receive Funding

Four potato research projects recently were awarded a total of $2.6 million in grants by NIFA. The grants are focused on the development and testing of superior commercial potato varieties.
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