Alberta Growers Back Non-refundable Checkoff


Alberta potato producers have overwhelmingly voted to make their checkoff non-refundable.

Interpreting Phosphorus, Potassium Levels

Articles, Fertilizer

Phosphorus and potassium are some of the most essential nutrients for a healthy crop. When testing your soil, it is important to analyze these nutrients to determine whether fertilizer is necessary to maximize yields.

Lamb Weston Requests Tax Exemption for Idaho Plant


Lamb Weston wants to invest in its Twin Falls plant, and it’s asking the Twin Falls County Commission for a tax exemption.

Putting a Dollar Value on Irrigation Benefits

Articles, Irrigation

Research shows the extra ag production from irrigation from the High Plains Aquifer in Nebraska is valued at up to $2 billion per year.

U.S. Groundwater in Peril?

Articles, Irrigation

The U.S. groundwater supply is smaller than originally thought, according to a new research study that includes a University of Arizona hydrologist.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl


Dec. 21 in Boise, Idaho

Canada Potato Production Down 3 Percent


Because of difficult growing and harvesting conditions, about 6,000 acres of potatoes were left unharvested and are still in the ground.

Ag World Raises Thousands for Charity


Ag World Golf Classic donates $91,487 to Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest

Eagle Eye: Organic Demand Increasing


The company anticipates that the markets will gain steam after the first of the year and it’s already looking like there will be a tight supply in the summer, which should lead to healthy markets.

Big Picture Look at Climate Change Impact on U.S. Ag


A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region’s reliance on growing rain-fed crops.

High and Dry

Articles, Potato Storage

Fusarium dry rot is caused by various species of fungi in the genus Fusarium, including F. sambucinum (the most prevalent species in the Pacific Northwest), F. coeruleum, F. avanaceum, F. equiseti and others.

UI Grad Student Makes Progress in Pythium Leak Study


Andrew Hollingshead’s research project is focused around Pythium leak, a disease caused by a fungus-like pathogen that lives in soil. Potatoes get infected with it when they have an open wound or bruise.

China Attempting to Grow Potatoes on Moon


The Chang'e 4 rover will actually plant potato and mustard seed and study any growth that occurs.

Foodservice Still Holds Growth Potential


Consumers are spending food dollars at foodservice at unprecedented rates, and the potato industry recognizes the opportunity, marketers say.

Health Attributes Drive Potato Sales


The best way to keep potatoes moving is to keep consumers informed, marketers say.