Production

Idaho’s spud count was low, but high quality

The weather didn’t always cooperate during Idaho’s 2017 potato-growing season, but in the end, producers turned out high-quality potatoes around ... more »

Sterman Masser working with students to develop new potato products

Sterman Masser, Pennsylvania's largest potato producer, knows consumers aren't reaching for 5- and 10-pound bags of raw potatoes like they used to. Gr... more »

USDA projects potato harvest down from last year

Initial numbers from the USDA show that yields will be down compared to last year and that the number of acres harvested declined as well. While th... more »

House Judiciary Committee OKs guestworker, E-Verify bills

On Oct. 25, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 17-16 a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers ... more »

USDA grants awarded for Colorado specialty crops including potatoes

Twelve grants totaling over $600,000 have been awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Specialty Crops Program, two of which d... more »

UK researchers make progress with late blight resistance 

Researchers at the Sainsbury Laboratory in the UK have completed fields trials on a genetically modified breed of potato that incorporates late blight... more »

First positive tests for zebra chip pathogen in Western Canada

Authorities are advising against panic as monitoring in southern Alberta potato fields has, for the first time ever, identified the zebra chip pathoge... more »

U.S. potato exports continue growth

U.S. potato exports continue their upward trend. After posting year-over-year gains for July, exports for August 2017 also showed positive growth comp... more »

Wet weather in some areas as Midwest harvest wraps up

As the harvest season wraps up across the Midwest, producers are reporting solid yields and good tuber quality. Though the harvest is almost over, som... more »

Rockey Farms recognized for pollinator management practices

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign has named Brendon Rockey of Rockey Farms as the recipient of this year's NAPPC-NACD U.S. Farmer-Ranc... more »


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