Food Safety

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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Support for Voluntary Labeling

As the First Session of the 114th Congress draws to an end, potato growers from Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Washington and Wisconsin went the distance ... more »

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Let the marketplace decide

The historic success of farmers in the United States in providing consumers with safe, abundant and affordable food results from the interaction of ha... more »


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