New Varieties

Fertile delta provides grower with “world’s best” soil to grow specialty crops

The Skagit Valley in northwestern Washington is a fertile delta formed by the Skagit and Samish rivers. It was there in 1938 that then 22-year-old Nor... more »

Michigan growers fund research and Extension

This is the first story in a series about the future of university Extension in various states across the nation.The Michigan economy is lagging behin... more »

Line straining improves varieties for Red River Valley grower

A North Dakota potato grower, a plant breeding lab at Michigan State University and a minituber seed grower in Michigan are working together to improv... more »

Total acres, top varieties decline

The top varieties of seed potatoes by acreage saw some big gains and some big losses in 2007. More than 300 varieties of seed potatoes were certified,... more »

Try some common scents

Organic produce and food sales have increased dramatically in the last several years. This demand for organic fruits and vegetables also includes the ... more »

Ohio grower helps forge new path for state’s produce farmers

During the 1920s and 1930s, potato chip companies relied on Ohio potato growers to supply them with chipping potatoes. Dan Dee Pretzel and Potato Chip... more »

Bill DeVos: Growers Should Focus on Consumers

There are three items prominently displayed in my office. One is a painting by Colorado artist Tom Lockhart, Greenwings over a Wintry Marsh," which I ... more »

Okray Farms Continues Tradition Started in 1905

The governing philosophy at Okray Farms is slow, steady growth. And that's exactly what they've done over the last 100 years. What started as a small ... more »

Florida Grower Has Potato Business In His Blood

Farming isn't just what Florida potato grower Alan Jones does. He was born to it and it's in his blood. At age 38, like many other farmers, he's growi... more »

Industry looks at packaging innovations

Connecting with consumers means marketing potatoes in a way that will stimulate new purchases. Industry leaders agree that adopting this simple strate... more »


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