Food Safety

Colorado potato growers donate salad bars

The Durango School District 9-R was the recipient of nine salad bars as part of the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. Between the Colorado ... more »

Sands of Time

In the Central Sands region of Wisconsin, made famous in Aldo Leopold's book, A Sand County Almanac," Steve Diercks, 67, and his son Andy Diercks, 45,... more »

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Reflecting on 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

The potato industry focused on several important public policy priorities in 2015. As you saw on the national news, it was a difficult year in Congres... more »

Marrone Bio submits novel biofungicide to EPA

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced that it has submitted MBI-110, a new biological fungicide, to the EPA. A broad spectrum product, MBI-110 is es... more »

WPVGA presents Hall of Fame inductions, industry awards

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) inducted two individuals into the WPVGA Hall of Fame for their lifetime achievement i... more »

USDA grants $30.1 million for food safety research

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $30.1 million in competitive grants to fund 80 research projects to improve food safety, redu... more »

NIFA: ag research needs to be a priority

Seeing President Obama's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal and the strong commitment it makes to agricultural research reminds me of Dr. Consuelo De Mo... more »

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Making your voice heard in D.C.

In 2015, during the first session of the 114th Congress, potato growers made their voices heard by their Senators and Representatives both on Capitol ... more »

USDA expands microloans to include farmland purchases

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, cre... more »

Okray Family Farms receives NPC Environmental Stewardship award

Mark Finnessy and his father, Mike Finnessy, of Okray Family Farms, from Plover, Wisconsin, were awarded National Potato Council's 2015 Environmental ... more »


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