Food Safety

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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 »

National Potato Council: A Call for Consistency

Since the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011, the ag world has been bracing... more »

Taking Stock — Information for Any Season

The potatoes have been planted, and in some circumstances the potatoes have been planted again following an overabundance of rainfall. Now you let Mo... more »

When Food is Peace

I think the farmers can bring more credit, more lasting good will, more chance for freedom, more chance for peace, than almost any other group of Ame... more »

In For the Long Run

Any farm that grows both potatoes and tulips can rightly be defined as diversified." Iverson Family Farms fits that description by growing bulbs and ... more »

FSMA progress stalls

Food safety has been a constant concern throughout the produce and retail industry. In the past, however, there were no metrics with which to monitor... more »

Taking stock: A community of potato growers

Another planting season has come and gone here in the Pacific Northwest. It's been warm and dry for most of the spring. Now we could use some rain.Dow... more »

The traceability alphabet: Seeking to create an ‘integrated whole’

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has the undivided attention of the food industry right now.The legislation was signed into law by President O... more »

50 Years: Top 10 List

It's hard to believe Spudman is 50 years old this year and even harder to think about all of the challenges the industry has gone through over the pas... more »


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