Food Safety

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 »

Potato Traceability

Growers and shippers all want their customers to know with unambiguous certainty that the potatoes they're purchasing are not only the highest quality... more »

Tuber Ambassador

From Beijing to Monterrey, Mexico, or even closer to home in Aberdeen, Idaho, United States Potato Board (USPB) member Ritchey Toevs champions market ... more »

Florida’s potato industry changing, moving

Southern Florida's potato industry has seen a dramatic shift in production in recent years as urban sprawl from Miami has decimated fields around Home... more »

Best practices help to ensure food safety

Kristian Moeller is the secretary of GLOBALGAP, but he knows potato farming well. He comes from a farming family that has grown potatoes for more than... more »

Shareholder Demands

It used to be that a publicly held company's only responsibility to its shareholders was to be profitable. But today investment groups and individual ... more »

Tri-Campbell Farms partner advocates industry ‘over-marketing’

The year was 1977. Tom Campbell had just completed high school. He wasn't simply looking for a job, he was searching for a vocation a lifelong career.... more »


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