Production

Japan allows import of Idaho chipping potatoes after 11 years

The Japanese government has lifted an import ban on Idaho potatoes after confirming a lowered risk of pest invasion, according to Japan Today (JT). ... more »

Vanmark rebrands, launches new website

Vanmark, a commercial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, recently rebranded and unveiled a new website (screenshot above). The rebr... more »

Harvest conditions prompt Idaho Potato Commission to warn of blackspot bruise

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is advising growers that an unusually warm harvest season may lead tubers to be especially susceptible to bruising. ... more »

U.S. potato exports set new record highs

Increases for nearly all products, especially seed potatoes, have led US potato exports to their highest levels in both value and volume of products, ... more »

Late blight found in Michigan’s Montcalm County

Late blight was found in potato crops near Edmore, McBride and Vestaburg, Michigan, in Montcalm County Aug. 22, by ABC Consultants scouts. Initial gen... more »

Valley Irrigation introduces X-Tec Center Drive

Valley Irrigation introduces a new center drive. The X-Tec advanced DC drive motor uses FastPass technology and operates up to twice the speed of a st... more »

2017 PotatoEurope show to present practical knowledge

The theme of the 2017 edition of PotatoEurope is “Potatoes feed/meet the world.” The event will be Sept. 13-14 in Emeloord, The Netherlands. Po... more »

NPC awards academic scholarship for potato research

The National Potato Council (NPC) has awarded the 2017-2018 NPC Academic Scholarship to Adrienne Gorny, a fourth-year doctoral student in Plant Pathol... more »

Little Potato Company celebrates Wisconsin facility opening

The Little Potato Company recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new U.S. processing facility in DeForest, near Madison, Wisconsin. ... more »

Mexican court continues ban on US potatoes

A district court judge in Los Mochis, a city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico, has issued a ruling that continues the ban on U.S. potatoes in most of Mexic... more »


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